Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver
One of the oldest tourist attractions in the Vancouver area is the Capilano Suspension bridge. The bridge, with aid from the other bridge walkers, sways back and forth across a canyon . Once you have reached the other side there are hiking trails for you to enjoy as well as the new tree top adventure. This is a series of paths constructed high in the trees.
Admission to the park is:
24.95 for adults
18.50 for students & seniors with ID
12.50 for youth between 13-16
6.50 for youth 6-12
and free if you are under 6
The bridge is located in North Vancouver across the Lions Gate Bridge. Take the exit on the right hand side once you have crossed the bridge and then take a left at the first set of lights (Capliano Rd). the park will be 5/10 min up the road on the left hand side.
Alternatively there is also Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge which is a little smaller then the Capilano but free of charge. This bridge is also located in North Vancouver.
Favorite thing: The Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park in 1889 pioneering Scotsman George Grant Mackay, suspended the original swinging bridge over the rushing waters of Capilano Canyon. The spectacular beauty of this wilderness location attracted many turn of the century adventures. Grasp the cool, steel cable, step onto the gently swaying cedar planks and follow Mackay's footsteps 450 feet across the 230 feet above Capilano River! Located at North Vancouver it is accessible by bus and there is an entrance fee for Kids 5 under it is free, 6-10 $3.48 including tax and adult $10.00 including tax for more information call 604-985-7474.
Favorite thing: Never in my life have I walked on such a bridge. The experience of bungy walking on the Capilano Suspension Bridge was awesome. With all these people and the bridge swaying and creaking violently, you really think the bridge is going to break. Fortunately they claim it's not going to. In fact, they claim the bridge is strong enough to support the weight of ten heavy-duty military fighter planes. You absolutely have to experience walking on the bridge which spans 230 feet above the Capilano River.
Fondest memory: If you're looking for totem poles in the Vancouver area, there are some really nice ones inside the Capilano Suspension Bridge park. They are located near the entrance to the park. Great picture taking opportunities here.
Favorite thing: I also enjoyed the Treetops Adventure at the Capilano Suspension Bridge park. The Treetops Adventure is located across the bridge on the other side of the canyon from the entrance. You get to climb high into the trees by walking on more smaller suspension bridges. This part was pretty fun as well.
Favorite thing: Go walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge! If you are scared of heights, just make sure you do not look down! This is fun place to go. Admission to the bridge and park is about $9.00 (including taxes)
go to Vancouver, B.C. We took a road trip
up the West Coast in June 1992. LOVED Vancouver, and took a ferry to see the beautiful
Busch Gardens in Victoria. You must see the Capilano (sp?) suspension bridge, even if you
have a fear of heights, like me. I made it across and back, although it took some will power.
Saw an American bald eagle soaring above us. Lots of fun things to see and do. The city is
clean and relatively friendly.
CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE
Fondest memory: This is the longest suspension footbridge in the world.