By Jack Christie
Via his well known guidebooks and media appearances, Jack Christie has helped numerous Vancouverites and viewers alike have fun with the well known normal good looks and numerous leisure possibilities of the Pacific Northwest. Now revised and up-to-date, fifty two most sensible Day journeys will improve the west coast adventure for lots of new adventurers. the easiest perspectives, the easiest cycling, the simplest shorelines, the easiest outings for kids--they're all the following, defined within the transparent, upbeat, observant prose that's Jack's trademark.Whether you are up for a trek with the puppy, looking for a quiet picnic spot with a very good view or trying to find a spot that might provoke out-of-town viewers, Jack's fifty two most sensible Day journeys will aspect you within the correct course. From Delta to Whistler, the North Shore to the Fraser Valley, certain instructions and customized maps assist you locate your means and luxuriate in the points of interest en path.
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Stretch your legs along the wide expanse of beach. A rocky bar lies exposed at low tide, leading out to Whyte Islet. Clambering up its steep slopes is harder than it appears from shore. Far easier is to scramble around on the cliffs from which the park takes its name and find a sheltered spot beneath a lone shore pine. There you can find repose without having to constantly check the progress of the tide, which might otherwise cut off your escape route from the island. Follow one of the rough but well-trodden trails that run along the top of the cliffs.
With its easy access to the water, you can find an hour or two’s exploration when you’re in need of a quick getaway under, on or near the water. If you’re in no hurry, enjoy the scenic route by taking Marine Drive all the way to the park from the Lions Gate Bridge, rather than taking the Upper Levels Highway. As you make your way along the pebble beach in Whytecliff Marine Park, you may see scuba divers who have come to experience a little weightlessness in the netherworld just offshore, where the year-round cold temperatures matter little, provided you dress appropriately.
Conveniently placed boardwalks lead around wetter sections of the trail. From the south summit, an even more startling view of the Lions (Two Sisters) appears than that glimpsed earlier on, just one part of a panorama that encompasses all of the geography on the south coast: the snow-capped Tantalus Range; Howe Sound and the Strait of Georgia; the southern Gulf and San Juan islands; Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley; and, most resplendent of all, Mount Baker. That’s enough to inspire a song out of almost any viewer, avian or otherwise.
52 Best Day Trips from Vancouver by Jack Christie