Forest bathing at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Mount Seymour


A view platform on the Skybridge showing the rest of the way along the cliff

“Shinrin-Yoku” is a Japanese word sometimes literally translated as Forest bathing.

From the website for the term – “It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Researchers primarily in Japan and South Korea have established a robust body of scientific literature on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. Now their research is helping to establish shinrin-yoku and forest therapy throughout the world. 

The idea is simple: if a person simply visits a natural area and walks in a relaxed way there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits to be achieved. “

Sue was visiting us from LA.  LA has a shortage of vast canopied forests.  Chai treated us to a day at Capilano Suspension Bridge which has no shortage of forest bathing.  Here are the pictures

Sue and Mum on the Capilano Suspension Bridge- Dad is far off racing this!

Cool pullback on the skybridge showing us suspended in the air - Me, Dad, Chai, Mum and Sue

Family picture taken by a kind bystander. Me, Dad, Chai, Mum and Sue

Mum and Dad climbing off the skybridge up to the cliffbank

Horsing around on the skybridge view platform

Chai, Sue, Mum and Dad on a view platform on the Skybridge

Mum, Sue and Chai on the skybridge

On the skybridge cliffwalk

On the cliff walk

Some more pictures of Mum chilling at the gift shop (or rather – warming up)

Mum getting warm in the Capilano gift shop


Blurry selfie - me, Mum and Sue

Sue then went for a hike with us to Mount Seymour for more forest bathing on Holistic Trails!

Trail fairies have been at work


Cool moody forested walkMore cool forested moody pics

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