Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

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3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver (604) 985-7474

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    Avoid the ticket crowd at the gate!

    by joiwatani Updated Jan 2, 2009

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    Once we got to the Canadian boarder, I stopped by at the Information Center to get tourist guide books and free maps. The counter information center employees are very helpful to guide us how to get to Capilano Suspension Bridge and to Stanley Park. Since we just have one day to spend and we started late, they told us to visit Stanley Park first and then cross the bridge to get to Capilano - it was easier and pretty close to each other. The map they gave us were very good and we didn't have trouble finding these parks at all. They also advised us to buy our tickets over there and we can skip the long lines at the Capilano gate. She gave us $3.00 discount for being students. We showed our student identification cards to get the discount! The ticket costs $25.00 instead of $28.00!

    The crowd buying tickets at the suspension bridge The Landmark of Capilano Bridge Ticketing office of the Capilano Suspension Bridge A Korean tourist took this picture of me People crossing the suspension bridge
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    Go to world's longest suspension bridge!

    by joiwatani Updated Jan 2, 2009

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    1996- We visited my former elementary classmate in Vancouver, Canada and he brought me to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. We walked across the bridge and looked down to the river! The Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada, is the world's longest suspension bridge. It's load capacity is four Boeing 747! Imagine that? After crossing the bridge, I walked to the forests! The redwood trees are old and extremely huge! After crossing the bridge, I watched a North American Indian dance at the park.

    1997-I brought my niece Ashley to the Capilano Suspension Bridge on September 25, 2007. The weather was so perfect to visit Canada- plus there were not a lot of tourists! There was no line getting to the Suspension bridge at all. The parks department added a new feature for tourists to do like the Treetops Adventure. These are minor suspension bridges that linked one big tree to another. There are steps that you go through and hanging bridges. Each huge tree have different features like one tree has the weather report, etc. These Tree Adventures are probably about 50-60 feet above the ground! They are beautiful because when you are walking up there, you can have a different view below.

    The Capilano Suspension Bridge The Treetop Adventure Ashley at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Landmark The view of the hanging bridge at the view canyon The view of the river up at the suspension bridge
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    Tree Top Adventure

    by jamiesno Written Jun 24, 2004

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    As a new attraction at the Capilano Suspension Bridge they have what is called the tree top adventure.

    It's all included with your access to the suspension bridge but you get way up there on top of these massive trees and then walk throughout the living forest literally from the tops of the trees walking via suspension bridges connection to the trees.

    I would certainly recommend this adventure and view of the forest.

    Me way up there in a tree!
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    The Capilano Suspension Bridge

    by K.Knight Written Jul 19, 2004

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    The Capilano Suspension Bridge is an easy drive using the Trans Canada Hwy North of the city.
    The bridge offers fantastic tree top views of the valley below (230 feet) and the pathway on the other side meanders down the valley to the Capilano river.
    The attraction also offers a tea house, living forest exhibits, a deck along the edge of the canyon, carving centre and the "loggers grill" restaurant.

    COST....$21.95...A little bit too expensive!

    450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River
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    The Living Forest

    by jamiesno Written Jun 24, 2004

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    One overwhelming interest of guests to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park is the flora and fauna of the West Coast rain forest. While the forest itself remains untouched, the Living Forest at the west landing provides panels with interactive displays, fun facts and "what's that tree?" identification clues. Bug boxes show creepy crawlies at work in the soil. The giant "Naturalist's Notebook" panels illustrate life in the ponds and the world of a fallen tree. Visitors are well informed for their stroll through the rain forest, past tranquil trout ponds and majestic evergreens.

    If your into eco-tourism this another great add on to your capilano tour.

    Living Forest and Tree Top Adventure Bridge
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    Capilano Totem Park

    by jamiesno Written Jun 24, 2004

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    Part of Capilano's captivating story involves the tradition of placing totem poles on the grounds at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park. In the 1930's Mac MacEachran invited local natives to place their poles in the park, adding a native theme. Those colourful poles are maintained in the exact condition in which they were received and are on display in the Totem Park.

    If you participate in the tour of the site, you will get a good explanation between the differences in the totem poles and the regions in which they were carved as well as interpretation of the tools used to build the bridge and the history of the area and why the bridge was built originally.

    I couldn't help but imagine how hard that bridge was to build or work in the logging industry backs in its start up days.

    Totem Park
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    Capilano Suspension Bridge

    by jamiesno Written Jun 24, 2004

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    Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park is Vancouver's oldest and most famous attraction, drawing over 800,000 visitors and 450 tour operators annually.

    Originally built in 1889, today's bridge is the fourth bridge at this location, 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River.

    This is not as daring as you might think, but I guess if your afraid of heights it maybe an issue or if it started to swing back and forth but it is very safe structurly.

    Next visit I am going to try and get to the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge apparently not as long but free and higher up.

    Me and the Capilano Suspension Bridge

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    First Nations Drum Dancing

    by jamiesno Written Jun 24, 2004

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    The Capilano Suspension bridge and park is actually located on in an area with rich First Nations history, I beleive it is also on the Squamish Indian Reserve, Canada's richest reserve.

    As a part of the park tour I received some first nations people gave a talk about their history and done some drum dancing.

    This was interesting if you are into cultural stuff, I just have one small problem with it. I have done a lot of travel in the north and there is value if authenticity. This is more touristic for sure and I found it almost humourous when I say these young white students dancing around with masks and stuff on, you can see some of them in this picture.

    I think the presentation would be much better without them personally so we could concentrate more on the drumming and the words of the more authentic drummers.

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    Unique Capilano Suspension Bridge

    by meteorologist1 Updated Aug 10, 2004

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    The Capilano Suspension Bridge is definitely a must-see because you get to walk on a suspension bridge that sways and creaks and spans 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. You really think the bridge is not strong enough to hold all these people, but they claim it is strong enough to support the weight of ten heavy-duty military fighter planes. The admission to the park is $21.95 for adults and $16.50 for students with ID. (I've seen a $1 off per person coupon somewhere. You can find it on the web.)

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    Not for the faint of heart!

    by Ann75 Written Nov 29, 2012

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    Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Greater Vancouver's earliest tourist attractions, the original bridge was built in 1889 by Scotsman George McKay and well-known Squamish figures August Jack and his brother Willie. The current bridge in place since 1956 is built of wire rope with wood decking and stretch 137m (450ft) across the canyon and 70m (230ft) above the river. It is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world. When you are on top of the bridge be aware that it can really move up and down quite a bit when other people are walking across.

    The suspension bridge is not the only fun attraction in the park. Once you cross the bridge you walk right into the rainforest. Here you can enjoy the seven suspension bridges of "Treetops Adventure", a unique, tree-friendly encounter high in the forest. It connects several trees with suspension bridges that hang fairly high above the ground. After that you can enjoy the different trails, small waterfalls and nature walks in this beautiful park.

    Don't miss the new Cliffwalk which you can enjoy before you cross the suspension bridge. The Cliffwalk hangs for a heart-stopping 213m (700ft) and reaches up to 91m (300ft) high. This stunning walkway, made partly of glass, hugs the granite cliffside as it offers a panoramic view of the rainforest and canyon far below.

    All this is included with your admission ticket. In December the suspension bridge and most parts of the park are covered in millions of Christmas lights to celebrate the holiday season. This is called the "Canyon Lights" which is also included in your admission if you happen to be here in December. If you are a resident of British Columbia, you can get a free annual pass with your 1 time admission fee so you can go back as many times as you like for a whole year!

    It does cost about $35 (27 euros) per person to get in (children under 6 years are free), but it's well worth it if you can spend a couple of hours here. You can easily spend a whole more or whole day here.

    View of the suspension bridge high above the river View as you are ready to walk on the bridge The Treetops Adventure A beautiful creek in the park Cliffwalk agains the cliff seen from the bridge
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    Beautiful brigde

    by vero_27 Written Jun 27, 2003

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    When you go to Vancouver you must go to Capilano suspension bridge, it has a beautiful view over the river. When i was there it was really special for me because it was my first time on a suspension bridge, at first its a little scary because it moves a lot, but after a while you get use to it. You can´t miss it!!!

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    Capilano Suspension Bridge

    by paradisedreamer Updated Jun 16, 2003

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    The suspension footbridge crosses 230 feet above the Capilano River, a very natural setting only 10 minutes from downtown. It is on the same road that leads to the cable station for Grouse Mountain so you can easily combine the two. It is very tacky and touristy but it is worth it to cross over the bridge even if you are scared of heights as I am. I saw an episode of ‘funniest home videos’ where a woman was too scared to walk across but was determined to get to the other side so she got down on all fours and crawled, whichever way you do it, do it.
    Apparently Lynn Canyon is Vancouver’s best kept secret but I did not know about it when I was there (that’s how secret it is, shhh you didn’t hear it from me!).

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    Capilano Suspension Bridge

    by dragontml Written Dec 22, 2003

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    Although it's safe, you will want to grip the rope as you step out on to the creaky wooden planks of this bridge, which provides a look down at the glorious Capilano River raging 230 feet below. This popular attraction, the city's oldest, isn't recommended for those who fear heights. Ten minutes from downtown, the attraction includes a restaurant, Trading Post gift shop, a Native Carving Centre and guided tours.

    Opening hours
    Nov 1-Mar 15: 9am-5pm daily; Mar 16-Apr 12, Oct 15-Oct 31: 9am-6pm daily; Apr 13-May 3: 9am-6:30pm daily; May 4-May 17, Sep 4-Oct 14: 9am-7:30pm daily; May 18-Sep 2: 8:30am-8pm daily

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    Capilano Suspension Bridge

    by Redang Updated Sep 16, 2006

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    Apart from the bridge (check the travelodge on it), you can have a walk along the top of the trees. There are also totems and a beautiful river: Capilano river. For pics of the bridge itself, go to my Travelogue on Capilano Suspension Bridge: The bridge.

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    A challenge for the height-wearied traveler!!

    by Kaylin Written Nov 12, 2004

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    This is a must see attraction to Vancouver. I've heard about it from friends and decided to go even though I was afraid of heights.

    The spectacular 450 foot Capilano Suspension Bridge spans 230 feet above the canyon floor.

    It was raining that day but we managed to enjoy ourselves. It was one of our stops after Grouse Mountain (another attraction you can't miss). Once you reach the other side of the bridge you'll see walk through a maze including tall beautiful trees, a pond, and a beautiful view of the canyon.

    The Capilano Suspension Bridge
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