One of My Favorite Hikes!

This past weekend we experienced some spectacular weather here in Vancouver and so my boyfriend and I went on a hike - something that all Vancouverites love to do especially when it's sunny. There's nothing like being outdoors, blanketed by forest and surrounded by the sounds of gentle water rushing by. We headed over to North Vancouver towards Capilano Canyon, where most of Vancouver's world renowned drinking water flows into our reservoirs. 

Capilano Canyon is one of four canyons in the Vancouver area and is accessible through Capilano River Regional Park. There are numerous hiking trails here varying in difficulty and distance and we took a 3 km trail with moderate difficulty. What's great is that most of the trails are blanketed by rainforest and so even in the summer, you're cooled and protected from the searing sun.

Check out the pictures from my hike below!

Entrance to the Capilano River Regional Park, where you can access a number of different hiking trails in the area. You can see The Lions mountains in the background, far right. Photo: The Vancouverite

Entrance to the Capilano River Regional Park, where you can access a number of different hiking trails in the area. You can see The Lions mountains in the background, far right. Photo: The Vancouverite

Here's the Capilano reservoir, which you get to walk past on your way to the hiking trails. Isn't it spectacular? It houses most of Vancouver's delicious drinking water, known throughout the world as some of the best tasting aqua! Photo: The Vancouverite

Here's the Capilano reservoir, which you get to walk past on your way to the hiking trails. Isn't it spectacular? It houses most of Vancouver's delicious drinking water, known throughout the world as some of the best tasting aqua! Photo: The Vancouverite

Being blanketed by a rainforest. Photo: The Vancouverite

Being blanketed by a rainforest. Photo: The Vancouverite

This is so beautiful. Life can sprout from anywhere. This almost looks a little strange but then again, it isn't really, is it? Photo: The Vancouverite

This is so beautiful. Life can sprout from anywhere. This almost looks a little strange but then again, it isn't really, is it? Photo: The Vancouverite

Cleveland Dam that helps to regulate the amount of water in our reservoirs. It's a long way down! Photo: The Vancouverite

Cleveland Dam that helps to regulate the amount of water in our reservoirs. It's a long way down! Photo: The Vancouverite

A few guys going some fly fishing. We did spot one salmon swimming around nearby but the time to do it is October and November when they're so plentiful that you could literally catch them with your bare hands on the side of the river! Photo: The Vancouverite

A few guys going some fly fishing. We did spot one salmon swimming around nearby but the time to do it is October and November when they're so plentiful that you could literally catch them with your bare hands on the side of the river! Photo: The Vancouverite

Just gorgeous scenery, isn't it?? Photo: The Vancouverite

Just gorgeous scenery, isn't it?? Photo: The Vancouverite

Toward the last 1/3 of our hike we were able to check out the salmon hatchery! Photo: The Vancouverite

Toward the last 1/3 of our hike we were able to check out the salmon hatchery! Photo: The Vancouverite

Super cool and a great way to learn about the circle of life! Photo: The Vancouverite

Super cool and a great way to learn about the circle of life! Photo: The Vancouverite