Rainforest River Canyons & Salmon Adventure (4-5 Hrs)

Walk across the phenomenal 50m (160ft) Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge. Experience the Pacific Salmon story as well as a storied walk through the Capilano Canyon rainforest with 1000 year old growth trees.

Your personal Urban & Eco-Guide will provide interpretive commentary on a series of mini-walking tours and scenic drives to such sights as the West-End of the downtown core, the Stanley Park Totem Pole Garden and the seawall cityscape.  You will then venture across the Lions Gate Bridge to the mountains of the ‘North Shore’ rainforest to visit and walk the awesome 50 metre (160ft) Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge.  From there you will have a brief drive to the incredible Capilano River Canyon where you will walk amongst incredible giant Cedars and towering Douglas Firs, learn the Pacific Salmon story and marvel at the amazing Cleveland Dam.

Your personal Urban & Eco-Guide will escort you on an adventure-filled excursion, highlighting Vancouver’s super-natural splendour. After a brief downtown city tour filled with fascinating urban stories and historical facts, you will arrive at Vancouver’s famous Stanley Park. Here you’ll visit the famed Native Totem Pole Garden where you’ll see and hear stories of monumental, hand-carved works of art that speak proudly of BC’s Indigenous cultures and mythology.  From there you’ll travel 30 minutes across the Lions Gate Bridge to the mountainous North Shore rainforest and enjoy the breathtaking thrill of walking across the 50 metres (160-foot) high Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge. Next, you’ll travel 15 minutes west to the Capilano River Canyon, where you will discover one of the world’s most primitive ecosystems and learn how all of its inhabitants contribute to its delicate balance. You’ll hear the story of the Pacific Salmon and from April to October, view the different species of salmon running the river to spawn. Next, you will walk up the spectacular Capilano River Canyon amongst incredible giant Cedars and towering Douglas Firs, reaching as high as 85 meters (270’). Then, 15-minute walk from here, you will see the awesomeness of the Cleveland Dam, supplying 1/3 of Vancouver’s water and some of the cleanest drinking water in the world.

Amidst these incredible settings, you have the option to enjoy a Gourmet Picnic, or Picnic Lunch Bag, or stop at one of our Best of the Locals™ restaurants. With unforgettable memories of an invigorating outing, you will then be escorted back to your hotel to share your stories and memories.

Best times of the year to view salmon species:
Chinook Adults (October – November)
Coho Adults (June – November)
Steelhead Adults (March – April)
Coho Juveniles (All Year)
Chinook Juveniles (March – May)

Participation Requirements:

  • Class: Easy
  • Participants must be capable of walking on gravel paths with some minor inclines and some stairs for up to 15 minutes at a time.