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Capilano Field Trip

Our entire student body and staff enjoyed an excursion to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver. The Capilano Suspension Bridge and park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver, British Columbia. The bridge is 450 feet (137 m) long and hangs 230 feet (70m) above the Capilano River. Millions of people from all over the world visit the bridge annually. Our students braved crossing the Capilano Suspension Bridge above towering evergreens, cedar-scented rainforest air and climbed to the Treetops Adventure which comprised 7 suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor. Our adventure then led to a Cliffwalk following a granite precipice along Capilano River with a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platform. Finally, we enjoyed a spectacular artistic display of coloured lights heralding the season of Christmas lights.

Students learned about the West Coast ecosystem of the Pacific Rain Forest and the importance of the Cedar Tree to aboriginal cultures of this region. Our Journey into the rainforest and our walk high above the forest floor between the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world on Treetops Adventure was truly a spectacular and memorable experience for all.

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