She accepted Capilano as the ultimate decision, and we called an Uber for her last full day in the province.
As she munched away at her long-awaited Starbucks breakfast sandwich and Chocolate Cream Cold Brew, I assembled the trio of cameras - excluding my smartphone in this instance - for the day's use.
Crossing to the west of the bridge saw educational panels depicting the property's geological composition, inhabitants of its lands and waters, as well as construction sketches for the bridge in an all-too-familiar format.
Information boards informing guests of rainforest trivia appeared throughout, diverting attention from photo-taking to forest familiarization. The suspension bridge and vigorous waters could be seen at various points along the way as well.
It was unlike the Treetop Trekking I had engaged in last month, for it neither entailed extra charges nor strain of the mind and body to complete each challenge. Rather, it served to provide an elevated view of the scenery below via wooden channels. The passages were as stable as could be.
Observed affixed on the tension cables were hooks similar to those used for Treetop Trekking, yet the experience was much more sightseeing-centric than survival-esque. Wrapped around certain sections of the suspended pathways were bulb lights, reminiscent of Christmas but intended to constitute part of the Canyon Lights exhibit in the colder months of the year, when periods of natural illumination are limited. These lights could also be seen in parts of the Nature Boardwalk as well.
Both of us had a tough time choosing, but, by the time of departure, a few magnets had been obtained, along with a keychain and flavoured nut mixes by the Thai ahgase and a red waffle knit beanie by myself. Skinny, fruit-rollup-like sized strips of salmon jerky were also obtained for $1.99 plus tax.
As with the rest of the park, any grade differences and discontinuities had been clearly identified and patched for safety of all visitors.
The Thai aghase, on the other hand, was more amused by an interactive fixture exhibiting the growth timeline of Pacific salmon.
The shuttle - or tour bus, rather - would deliver visitors back to downtown at no additional charge.
"How do I get one of those?!" I excitedly inquired, "How much are they??".
"Free!" The man next to me glanced over with a smile.
"Free!!!" I exclaimed, before requesting two certificates for the Thai ahgase and I.
But the next one was only five minutes away.