[Explored] - Suspension of Disbelief
One of the things on my to-do list when I was visiting Vancouver this summer was to see one of the area’s longer suspension bridges north of the city. While researching, Capilano Suspension Bridge seemed like the closest and the most popular, but there were also many reports of huge crowds on the weekend. The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge was another option, less crowded, and was actually free. In the end, the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge in Squamish about 1-hour north promised the best views and smaller crowds. I’ve written a more detailed review of Squamish in my “Squamish Sunset” picture a few weeks ago so feel free to take a look there for much more information.
Upon arrival and a quick gondola ride up to the top, the views from the suspension bridge definitely did not disappoint! At about 100 meters (328 feet) long and a height about 885 meters (2903 feet) above sea level, the walk across may be a bit nerve-wracking for those who fear heights. The modern bridge felt perfectly stable though with very little sway. Meanwhile the distant Ledge and Sky Pilot Mountains were still covered in snow in May providing the perfect backdrop for the lush green carpet of trees below. The picture here was taken near sunset as the warm light created some beautiful tones, lights, and shadows across the landscape.