Walking on Air

by Melissa Brunner

It's a heady sensation to walk on air. Not that I've literally done it, but it's the feeling I had as I walked over the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Located near Vancouver, it's a 450 foot walk suspended 230 feet above the river and canyon floor.

Okay, so maybe this walk on air isn't the smoothest - one of their own slogans is, "Reassuringly wobbly since 1889!" But it is an incredible sensation to find yourself in midair, able to take in the sweeping view of nature that lies in all directions. Not quite as wobbly is the nearby Cliff Walk. A series of walkways suspended from the sheer granite cliff gives you that same walking-on-air experience.

It wasn't enough to walk above the treetops, I also had to walk among them! The park also had a series of suspension bridges which took you through massive old-growth Douglas fir trees. The platforms are built right around the trunks in such a way as to not inhibit any growth.

We're in the big city now, Vancouver proper, hours away from heading home. It has its own type of beauty, with nature and the water's edge on prominent display. Still, our journey into the sky is one I know I will never forget.

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