Student Lifestyle

Beauty of British Columbia

By DUSTIN NILES

Layout & Design Editor

The clocks have rolled forward and spring is here in Vancouver. The oppressive rains that plagued the months of January and February have lifted and the greenery that the Paci c Northwest is known for is starting to emerge. Vancouver is bordered to the north by the North Shore Mountains, which are part of the Coast Mountain Range running from Vancouver through the Alaska panhandle region and into the Yukon. Their close proximity to the city makes enjoying the mountain terrain easy for inhabitants of the city.

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A park in North Vancouver, beautifully showcasing nature seen in Canada.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of Vancouver’s largest tourist attractions, is one of many ways to enjoy the wilderness of British Columbia. Close enough to the city that it’s accessible via public transit, the Capilano Suspension bridge is a 460-foot-long simple suspension bridge that swings 230 feet above the Capilano River, which runs down out of the mountain and into the Burrard Inlet.

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The 460-foot long suspension bridge above the Capilano River on the edge of North Vancouver.

 

The bridge is part of a park that shows o the natural beauty intimately surrounding Vancouver. Featuring ancient Douglas r trees and thousands of feet of walkways, it’s one of the best places to experience the natural beauty of British Columbia.

Even though we’re getting drenched by rain frequently, beautiful natural spaces like the Capilano Suspension Bridge and the view of the North Shore Mountains make Vancouver so different from New York. After almost three months, I’m still blown away and grateful for the beautiful backdrop the mountains provide to the city.

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