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CAPI­LANO SUS­PEN­SION BRIDGE Van­cou­ver’s old­est at­trac­tion has thrilled vis­i­tors since 1889. Cross the sway­ing planks of the bridge sus­pended above the Capi­lano River and wan­der among tow­er­ing ever­greens in a West Coast rainforest. Guides in­ter­pret the park’s na­ture and his­tory, or you can take a self-guided tour. Get a squir­rel’s-eye view at Tree­tops Ad­ven­ture: seven sus­pen­sion bridges in the trees take you high above the for­est floor. First Na­tions totem poles can be found at Kia’palano. The new­est at­trac­tion is Clif­fwalk, an adren­a­line-pump­ing se­ries of nar­row sus­pended stairs, bridges and walkways (year-round). Free shut­tle from down­town Van­cou­ver. Open daily. $39.95, se­nior $36.95, stu­dent $32.95, 13-16 $26.95, 6-12 $13.95, un­der 6 free. 3735 Capi­lano Rd., North Van­cou­ver. 604-985-7474. www.cap­bridge.com Map 4: B4

FLYOVER CANADA Get im­mersed in Canada’s beauty with this vir­tual flight ex­pe­ri­ence. Strap into a seat in front of the spher­i­cal screen and let the sights, sounds and scents of the coun­try sur­round you (year-round). Open daily. $21.95, s/s and 13-17 $18.95, 4-12 $14.95. 999 Canada Place Way. 604620-8455. www.fly­over­canada.com  Map 1: B6

GAS­TOWN STEAM CLOCK The clock was built to cover a steam vent and is pow­ered al­most en­tirely by steam. The well-known time­piece is a favourite photo sub­ject with vis­i­tors, who wait for the sound­ing of the West­min­ster chimes and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing rush of steam to get the per­fect shot. Ray Saun­ders, well-known in­ven­tor and clock­maker, un­veiled his cre­ation in 1977. Al­most 5 m (16.9 ft) tall, it weighs a hefty two tons (year-round). Cor­ner of Cambie and Wa­ter streets.  Map 1: C6

MAPLE­WOOD FARM This 2-ha (5acre) park and farm spe­cial­izes in the dis­play of nearly 200 do­mes­tic farm an­i­mals and birds. Milk­ing demon­stra­tion daily at 1:15 pm. Small chil­dren meet goat kids and feed bun­nies and birds. With its me­an­der­ing stream and pond, the sur­round­ing park is ideal for young fam­i­lies to en­joy a pic­nic lunch

(to Oct). Open daily. $7.80, se­nior/ child $4.70. 405 Sey­mour River Pl., North Van­cou­ver. Take Dol­lar­ton exit off Hwy 1. 604-929-5610. www. maple­wood­farm.bc.ca  Map 4: C5

OMNIMAX THEATRE Are you ready for a re­ally big show? Jour­ney to re­mote and mys­te­ri­ous lands and times. See stun­ning vi­su­als on the dome screen, which is 27 m (89 ft) wide, and hear wrap­around sound through 28 speak­ers (year-round). Call for com­plete list of films and

show­times. $6 with Science World ad­mis­sion, un­der 3 free. Inside Science World at Telus World of Science, 1455 Que­bec St. 604-443-7440. www.sci­ence­world.ca  Map 1: E7

SCIENCE WORLD AT TELUS WORLD

OF SCIENCE Ex­plore in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits, watch live science demon­stra­tions, catch a show in the Science Theatre and im­merse your­self in the domed OMNIMAX Theatre. Grab a bite at White Spot Triple O’s and visit the science store, Kalei­do­scope (year-round). Open daily from Spring Break to Labour Day. Fea­ture ex­hi­bi­tion: Made in Canada Get hands-on and build a bob­sled, con­struct an earth­quake-re­sis­tant build­ing and cre­ate an orig­i­nal Cana­dian sound­scape. Dis­cover fa­mous (and not-so-fa­mous) Cana­dian in­ven­tions and learn about lo­cal in­no­va­tion (to

Sep 4). Spe­cial events: Meet a Sci­en­tist Week­end (Aug 12-13). Science World Af­ter Dark (Aug 18). Species at Risk (Aug 25). 1455 Que­bec St. 604-443-7440. www.sci­ence­world.ca  Map 1: E7

SEA TO SKY GON­DOLA The ad­ven­ture be­gins with a 10-minute ride on a ca­ble sus­pended 885 m (2,903 ft) above Squamish. Take in views of Howe Sound from view­ing plat­forms, re­fuel in Sum­mit Lodge, tra­verse the sus­pen­sion bridge, or use the ride up as a jumpin­goff point for hik­ing, rock climb­ing, moun­tain bik­ing and other back­coun­try ad­ven­tures (year-round). $39.95, se­nior $37.95, 13-18 $24.95, 6-12 $13.95, un­der 6 free, fam­ily $99.95. Spe­cial

events: Fri­day Sun­set Mu­sic Se­ries

DJ Sean Kozak (Aug 4), The Ruf­fled Feath­ers (Aug 11), The Hair­farm­ers (Aug 18), Love­coast Mu­sic (Aug 25), Tim He­witt (Sep 1). Rise + Climb Group hikes (Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sep 2). Depart­ing at 6:45, 7:15 and 7:45 am. Yoga (to

Aug 31). 9:45-10:45 am daily. Off the Sea-to-Sky Hwy (Hwy 99), 2 km south of Squamish. Daily shut­tle ser­vice from Van­cou­ver; ad­vance book­ing re­quired. Toll-free 1-855-732-8675. www. seatosky­gon­dola.com  Map 2: B8

VAN­COU­VER AQUAR­IUM Home to more than 50,000 strange and won­der­ful crea­tures from the Arc­tic, Ama­zon, Trop­ics and Canada’s wild West Coast. Watch shark dives and sea ot­ter feeds. Sign up for An­i­mal En­coun­ters to get up close to dol­phins, ot­ters, penguins, sea lions and sea turtles. Visit the frog ex­hibit to learn why am­phib­ians are dis­ap­pear­ing in the wild (year­round). Open daily. Lo­cated in Stan­ley Park, walk­ing dis­tance from down­town. 845 Avi­son Way. 604-659-3474. www.vanaqua.org  Map 5: B5

VAN­COU­VER LOOK­OUT AT HAR­BOUR CEN­TRE Sight­see­ing atop a 169-m (553-ft) tower on the edge of Gas­town. Reached via glass el­e­va­tors, the ob­ser­va­tion deck of­fers spec­tac­u­lar 360-de­gree views of the city, har­bour and moun­tains. Ad­mis­sion tick­ets are valid all day and evening, al­low­ing same-date re­turn vis­its (year-round). Open daily. $16.25, se­nior $13.25, stu­dent $11.25, 6-12 $8.25, un­der 5 free. 555 W. Hast­ings St. 604-6890421. www.van­cou­ver­look­out.com  Map 1: C6

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