When all the crowds are gathering for big Canada Day celebrations and group activities my husband and I scurry off to quieter locations, preferring to spend the day enjoying Canada's natural beauty.
This year we headed up the Fraser Canyon to Alexander Bridge Provincial Park and walked the old highway (pictured above) down to the old Alexander Bridge.
It was more of an easy walk than and actual hike.
A train surprised us by roaring by just as we approached the tracks. No time to set the camera to best capture the speeding train.
There were a few other people stopping by to enjoy the view, but certainly no crowds.
Looking out from the old Alexander Bridge you can see the new bridge which was built in 1965, just downstream.
Looking through the rusty deck at the mighty Fraser River rushing by.
All the rust and corrosion does nothing to add to one's sense of security while standing on the bridge.
With the very wet spring we've had this year the Fraser River is flowing very fast and high.