We stopped first at Eagle Canyon.
There are 2 suspension bridges and a zip line.
Lynda and I on one of the suspension bridges
Stairs to the bottom of the canyon.
People walking on the second bridge. This picture was taken from the first bridge.
Lynda decided to go on the zip line. She was a lot braver than me. I decided that the 2 suspension bridges was enough.
We took the easy way down to meet her at the bottom.
After our picnic lunch we drove the 8 kms to Ouimet Canyon. The 150 metre gorge drops 100 metres straight down. There are several Arctic plants growing on the bottom of the gorge that are normally found 1,000 kilometres north. To protect this fragile plant community, access to the canyon floor is prohibited.
Things have changed over the last 50 years because when I first came to this area you could drive right up to the canyon, and you would lay on your stomach at the edge in order to look down into the canyon. Now there are long wooden boardwalks and trails to get to the canyon.
The walls of the canyon.
YKW, Me and Lynda
at Oiumet Canyon.