The Capilano Canyon, North Vancouver

Every time opportunity comes my way, I will always spend time at the Capilano Canyon and its many trails.

The trails encircling the Capilano Canyon always give me the perception of wilderness away from urban clutter. Never mind that the parking lots are always only a quick step away and the well-groomed and wide paths don’t exactly emulate the true wild. It didn’t matter: Whilst on the trails I was always surrounded by magnificent trees from sapling to old massive, many of which provide anchors for thick moss. The intersecting trails bear interesting names: Railway; Capilano-Pacific; Pipeline; Chinook; Coho… and a few more.

I was trying out the Gaia trails app on my trusty iPhone while exploring the Capilano Canyon Trails on two occasions, ergo, the red and blue lines. I was pleased that the app recorded my trajectory. It also marked with camera icons those places I stopped and snapped photos with my iPhone.

Trails I explored at the Capilano Canyon. The Gaia GPS app traced my meanderings with red and blue lines: red on one one occasion, blue on another day.

In truth, I wasn’t expecting it to catch all my meanderings and that was a cool. The resulting blue and red lines reminded me of the comic strip Family Circus and of Billy’s ever complex routes that always deviate from the straight and most rapid path from origin to destination.


Every time opportunity comes my way, I will always spend time at the Capilano Canyon and its many trails.

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