A Walk in the Canopy

Hike in Canopy of Trees at UBC Botanical Gardens in Vancouver

Canopy Hike © 2010 Bo Mackison

Vancouver has great places to visit and great spaces to get lost in, too — like this canopy walk in the canopy of a forest in the University of British Columbia Botanical Gardens. It’s quite the experience, walking near the tops of the trees.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Gandalf says:

    That stroll looks fantastic. It would be way cool to walk up in the trees. Any zip lines? 🙂

    • Bo Mackison says:

      No zip lines, but if you bounced on the suspension bridges they were as good as any amusement ride I’ve been on lately.

  2. Looks like fun..and a little bit scarey!!! What a wonderful trip!!!

  3. I don’t think A. likes her sweatshirt, but thank God she has it; look’s cool up there. XOX

  4. Preston says:

    Wow… I would love to make this walk. What a wonderful thing to experience walking around the tops of huge trees like that.

  5. Now that would be frightening! Haha. But it would be quite a view.

  6. I want to do that before The Big One hits. What a fabulous experience that must be!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Yep, fabulous. Be aware of middle school field trips kids scheduled a half hour after your turn though! The docents were nice enough to give us fair warning, and they promised slow the kids down at the bathroom break scheduled right before their canopy tour turn!

      Whew! Those bridges are BOUNCY!

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