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The two RV Gypsies
at Eagle Canyon Adventures -
Canada's longest Suspension Footbridge
in Dorion, Ontario, Canada
June 25, 2013

Eagle Canyon Adventures is Lake Superior's Circle Tour's #1 tourist attraction. It is home to Canada's longest suspension footbridge and longest zipline. And it is just minutes away from the amenities the town of Dorion has to offer and only 45 minutes east of Thunder Bay.

Canada's longest suspension bridge sign

When paying for the privilege of walking on Canada's longest suspension bridge, the lady in the office asked the two RV Gypsies if they wanted a ride to the bridge. Lee asked how long the walk was and she said it would take about 5 minutes. Lee said they could walk that. But what they did not know was how steep the hill was... and they soon found out that it was very steep. The two RV Gypsies advise people to accept the offer to be driven to the suspension bridge.

the steep hill up
Karen Duquette is exhausted after walking half way up the hill

Karen Duquette made it to the top of the steep hill, and a bit later the two RV Gypsies got their first look
at the first suspension bridge.

Karen Duquette at the top of the hill to the suspension bridge
The two RV Gypsies see the first suspension bridge

The two RV Gypsies walked on the first suspension bridge and enjoyed the view of the gorge below. This is not the longest bridge, there is another suspension bridge further along on the trail.

Karen Duquette on the first suspension bridge
The two RV Gypsies on the first suspension bridge

This suspension bridge is only 300 feet across and 125 feet from the bottom of the gorge.

the 300 foot long suspension bridge
the 300 foot long suspension bridge
Lee Duquette on the suspension bridge
Lee Duquette on the suspension bridge

Karen Duquette got an eagle's view of the majestic span of the bridges and the beauty of the unique surroundings below.

Karen Duquette on the suspension bridge
Karen Duquette on the suspension bridge
Karen Duquette on the suspension bridge
Lee Duquette on the suspension bridge
Lee Duquette on the suspension bridge

Views from each side of the bridge, and a glimpse of the second suspension bridge.

View from one side of the bridge.
View from the other side of the bridge

A view of the other bridge that is Canada's longest walk-on suspension bridge - and the beginning of the zip line.

A view of the other bridge
A view of the other bridge
View from the bridge
View from the bridge
View from the bridge
view of the zip line
View from the bridge

Below: Steps leading down the side of the cliffs - and there was actually a person walking on this staircase.

the longest staircase the two RV Gypsies have ever seen

After a brief walk up another hill, the two RV Gypsies came to the second suspension bridge. Canada's longest walk-on suspension bridge, 600 feet long and 152 feet high. (Note: The Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada is only 440 feet long but it is 230 feet high, and much wider than this one.) The two RV Gypsies have been on the Capilano Bridge twice before, but this was their first time here on these two suspension bridges in Canada.

Canada's longest suspension bridge
Lee Duquette on Canada's longest suspension bridge
the two RV Gypsies on Canada's longest suspension bridge
Karen Duquette on Canada's longest suspension bridge
Canada's longest suspension bridge

Below: Karen Duquette leaned over the side of the bridge to photograph something amazing. Scroll down to see it.

Karen Duquette is leaning over the side of the bridge

WOW! What an amazing rock formation. And it had a yellow pail on top of it. The two RV Gypsies wonder Who put it there, HOW and Why ??????

an amazing rock formation
an amazing rock formation
an amazing rock formation

A close-up of the pail revealed that people have tried to throw money into the pail, so of course Lee decided that is how he would use the Canadian coins that were in his pocket.

the yellow pail
the yellow pail

Below: Views from the second bridge, looking back over at the first bridge that the two RV Gypsies walked on earlier. Signs stated that only 20 people should be on the bridge at one time. Karen was glad that nobody else was on it the bridge while she was on it. Because YES, the bridge shakes as people walk over it. It even shook with just the two RV Gypsies on the bridge.

view of the other bridge
view of the other bridge
Karen Duquette on Canada's longest suspension bridge
Lee Duquette on Canada's longest suspension bridge
viiew from one suspension bridge to another
Karen Duquette on Canada's longest suspension bridge
Karen Duquette on Canada's longest suspension bridge

While on the bridge, the two RV Gypsies watched people on the zip line which is Canada's longest zip line, half a mile long and 175 feet high and reaching speeds in excess of 45 mph. Lee did not want to ride the zip line because he thought it cost too much money and had only one line, and both of the two RV Gypsies have been on several other zip lines each with multiple lines and lasting as long as 2 hours. The one they did in North Carolina had 4 zip lines, 2 over 2,000 feet long, and 2 over 1500 feet long with speeds up to 50 mph. So they chose not to ride this zipline.

the zip line
the zip line

The two RV Gypsies looked back at the tall rock formation with the yellow pail on top, and enjoyed the luxury of not having anybody else on either of the suspension bridges.

looking back at the tall rock formation with the yellow pail on top
nobody on the suspension bridge
Karen Duquette on Canada's longest foot suspension bridge
another tall rock formation
Karen Duquette on Canada's longest foot suspension bridge

The bridge walk was over, so Karen Duquette took a rest on a sunny rock while Lee Duquette chose to rest across from her on a shady rock.

Karen rests on a sunny rock
Lee chooses to rest on a shady rock

Lee Duquette photographed the staircase going down into the gorge - yes this is the same staircase taken from the bridge and shown earlier above and shown here again.

the staircase going down into the gorge
the unbelievable staircase

Then the two RV Gypsies started down the hill. They were glad when they saw an employee on a golf cart, because he gave them a ride down the hill. He was very surprised that the two RV Gypsies had walked up the hill, as most people accept the free ride up.

Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures
in Nipigon, Ontario, Canada and surrounding areas
June 25 - 26, 2013

You may visit these six sites in any order you choose.

Nipigon Welcome Center

Birch Point

Eagle Canyon Suspension Bridges

Ouimet Canyon

Alexander Dam

Split Rock Trail

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go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have seen all six sections above, please continue on to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada; and the Sleeping Giant, the amazing Kakabeka Falls, a lighthouse, deer, and more