Our most recent expedition was a trip to Lynn Canyon in North Vancouver, B.C. - a free alternative to the steep $28 entry free for Capilano Bridge. The park is two and a half hours from Seattle and includes a suspension bridge, numerous hiking trails, and a small lake filled with crystal clear water. The park was absolutely stunning; I would definitely recommend it to visitors.
The park begins with a suspension bridge:
We followed the Twin Falls path that also lead to the lake:
Then we came upon the "twin falls," which were actually rather small falls, more like a short jump down rocks along the river:
It was absolutely stunning! The water was crystal clear, being melted glaciers and all. Everything in the river flowed and ebbed so naturally and gracefully all the way from the falls into the lake.
The scenery near the convergence was similar to the Hawaiian falls I've visited. It's wonderful to have such beauty so close to Seattle.