Lynn Canyon Park

Park in North Shore

Amid a dense bristling of ancient trees, the main feature of this popular park is its suspension bridge, a free alternative to Capilano. Not quite as big as its tourist-magnet rival, it nevertheless provokes the same jelly-legged reaction as you sway over the river that runs 50m below – and it's always far less crowded. Hiking trails, swimming areas and picnic spots will keep you busy here as well.

The park's Ecology Centre houses interesting displays, including dioramas and video presentations, on the area's rich biodiversity. It stages talks and events for kids, especially in summer.