A view of the beautiful Lions Mountain and Capilano Lake located in North Vancouver, BC, Canada!
About this photo: We've been having beautiful sunny weather for the past 10 days and we have made the most of it. We've visited Capilano Suspension Bridge Park first and after that we drove a bit further up the road to see Capilano Lake and the Lions Mountains. It was such a beautiful and calm day...the view from here was amazing!
*Camera Model: Sony DSLR A200
*Focal Length: 50mm
*Exposure Time: 1/40 sec.
*ISO Speed: ISO-100
*Exposure Program: Aperture Priority (A)
*Exposure Compensation (E/V): -1 step
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Some information on The Lions and Capilano Lake: The Lions are a pair of pointed peaks consiting of the West Lion with an elevation of 1,646m (5,400 ft) and the East Lion with an elevation of 1,606 m (5,269 ft). This mountain is visible from many areas, but the best view is from Capilano Lake by the Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver. This beautiful lake accounts for about 40% of Greater Vancouver's water supply. The southern part of the lake is within the Capilano River Regional Park and this is where the lake is separated from the Capilano River's southern portion by the Cleveland Dam.
Some information Vancouver: Vancouver is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Vancouver is Canada's third largest city and is located at the Pacific Ocean on a peninsula surrounded by water and the mountains. Vancouver is considered a pretty clean and safe city with a great variety of shops, museums, theatre, outdoor activities (hiking, walking, kayaking, sailing, skiing on the local mountains in the winter) and more. Walking around Stanley Park is a favourite thing to do for tourist and locals alike. This beautiful park extends from the city centre of Vancouver almost to the North Shore. With wonderful views of the mountains and the ocean around every corner, downtown Vancouver is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Walk along Robson Street, the most popular shopping street. Experience Chinatown with the different kinds of building and stores, walk on the beaches of English Bay and the seawall of Stanley Park, enjoy a walk in Gastown with the old steam clock and the many gift shops.
Look out for some Hollywood film sets as Vancouver is used for many big Hollywood movies and shows. That's why you might hear that Vancouver is called "Hollywood North". Here are some examples of shows and movies that were/are filmed here: The X-Files, Dark Angel, Stargate-SG1, The 6th Day, Kiss of the Dragon, Small Ville, The Twilight Saga and many more. Then there is also the Canada Place, the stadiums, the Harbour Lookout, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Science World, the Vancouver Art Gallery and much more! All of these attractions are located within minutes from the city centre.
Vancouver is also popular in the winter for winter activities. There are 3 local mountains where you can do any type of winter sport. There is Grouse Mountain, most famous for it's stunning views over the city and fresh powder snow. Grouse Mountain is accessible by skyride...this is a big airtram that will take you up to the top of the mountain. Mount Seymour and Cypress Mountain are famous too and you also get wonderful views from the top of these mountains. As you can see...Vancouver has lots to offer. The Winter Olympics in 2010 were hosted in Vancouver as well.