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North Vancouver, B.C.

There are two municipalities in the Greater Vancouver region of British Columbia, that use
the name North Vancouver. These are: The City of North Vancouver ( about 45,000 residents ),
and The District of North Vancouver ( about 83,000 residents ). The City of North Vancouver
is surrounded by the District of North Vancouver on three sides.

Framed by the monumental North Shore Mountains, North Vancouver offers unprecedented
access to nature along with urban comforts. Imagine the thrill of hiking or mountain biking
through parks laden with old-growth rainforest. Ski on mountains showcased during
the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.



North Vancouver skyline

There are two terminals: Waterfront in downtown Vancouver, which connects with SkyTrain and Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver,
which connects with an extensive network of North Shore buses. Crossing time is 12 minutes.

North Vancouver welcomes residents of cities and tourists from various countries.
The first time we see after left a Sea Bus, a flower shop and food market in Lonsdale Quay.

(L) Port of Lonsdale Quay (R) A bus terminal and a sign plate of bus stop

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in
the District of North Vancouver. The current bridge is 136 m long and 70 m above
the river. It is part of a private facility, with over 800,000 visitors a year. The admission fee
is $32.95 for adult.

Treetops Adventures was opened in 2004. This new attraction consists of seven footbridges
suspended between old-growth Douglas Fir trees on the west side of the canyon, forming
a walkway up to 30 m above the forest floor. Cliff-walk is the newest of the activities,
which opened in June, 2011, that was a month before the writer visited there. This suspended
walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River.


Entrance ticket for Capilano suspension bridge. It cost $32.95 for each.

The Capilano suspension bridge

Rainforests characterized by high rainfall. Large cedars and firs are seen in the Capilano Canyon.

(L) This photo shows the top tree-walk in the forest. A visitor can observe from the air the whole forest in the area.
(M) A large tree stump
(R) No smoking in the promenade

(L) A sign plate to appeal ' Hey you - No Graffiti! '
(M) An observation plateform to see over the forest
(R) A snap shot under the top tree-walk

A custom built cliff-walk, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

(L) A river stream viewed from the cliff-walk, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
(R) Lion Gate Bridge over the Burrard Inlet, is connecting Stanley Park, Vancouver and North Vancouver.


ノースバンクーバー地区は北に北岸山脈(North Shore Mountains)と接している。この東から西に延びている
山脈付近は雨が多く、起伏が激しいため、急勾配で曲がりくねった道路になっている。山脈はハイキング、
スキー、マウンテンバイクなど人気の場所である。キャピラノ峡谷のキャピラノ吊橋は私的企業が保有し、
多くの観光客を集めている。
入場料は一人$32.95。筆者は1974年の夏、対岸のバンクーバーの見える公園で
バーベキュをして楽しんだ思い出があるが、春から秋にかけて、ここはすばらしい自然環境に恵まれている。


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2011年6月撮影 2011年7月執筆
「禁煙席ネット」主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. J. miyamoto, in June-July 2011.



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