I wanted to experience the suspension bridge, but I have to say the entrance is very expensive. To be honest, this park offers you too less.
It is a kind of place 100% oriented for tourist purposes. I do not recommend!
There are many Governmental Parks you get in for free and take much more.
Eu queria experimentar a ponte suspensa, mas devo dizer que o bilhete de entrada é demasiado caro. Para vos ser franco, este parque oferece-lhe muito pouco.
É um tipo de lugar 100% orientado para o turismo. Não recomendo a visita!
Há muitos parques governamentais que pode visitar de graça e tem muito mais em troca.
Entrance Fee / Bilhete
CAD 39.95 + tax
Tip / Dica
If you want to experience a suspension bridge, go to Lynn Creek Park
Se quiser experimentar uma ponte suspensa, vá ao Parque Lynn Creek
Capilano Suspension Bridge is a 'must see' when visiting Vancouver. The bus trip from various points in the city is free so there is no excuse. We met another vt'er at Canada Place where the cruise ships port and caught the bus from there.
I invite you to check out my travelogue below for the full story. But in the meantime, here are a few extra pictures of what you will expect to see here.
If you have a fear of heights (as I found out that hubby had) then it may seem a little daunting to you. Please do not let that small obstacle stop you from coming here. Even if you only take a few steps out on the suspension bridge, you will feel the magic of your surroundings and as you can see here, there are other things to do besides the suspension bridge.
The bush walk and board walk over the tree tops is well worth the trip.
This is a neat experience and the gorge which the bridge crosses is quite picturesque. It is in a large forested park and there is also hiking in the woods, one can take tours, there is a place to eat, a gift shop, etc.
The first bridge at this site dates to 1889, when one of the pioneers wished to have access to his cabin on one side of the Capilano River. The place became a fairly popular retreat for him and his friends, and soon after his death the bridge was replaced by one suspended with steel cables in 1903.
Further improvements were added in 1910 as a new owner started to develop the land as a commercially viable attraction. The tea house structure was built in 1911.
Modernizations kept coming through the years, until the privately run park is now one of the very popular attractions in the Vancouver area.
One of the more recent expansions of the facilities here have included the construction of the "Cliff Walk Trail", with walkways suspended from the side of the river gorge near the bridge.
Trails also include an arial trail through the tree canopy, but you can only get to that by walking across the bridge to get to those trails on the other side.
Generally speaking the park is open at 8 am in the summer months and 9 am in the winter months. Special winter lights shows have the park operating from 11 am to 9 pm most of December. Check the web site for hours due to the variance by season.
Note that virtually none of the trails at the suspension bridge park are compatible with wheelchairs. Thus, people in wheelchairs are given free entry as they will not be able to visit much of the park.
In photo 4, please note that there are a number of maps and descriptive guides available in several different languages. This map of the park is only the very basic outline of what is here.
If you are visiting with small children, please note the special restrictions regarding children. It is not safe to hold them in your arms on the structures as the danger of dropping them is too great. Thus, approved child carriers are required. The web site gives more details into the policies of the park regarding hazards.
For a few more photographs and information about what is in the park, see my additional tips about the activities inside the park, including:
Cliff Walk which really is a trail on the edge.
The Treetops Adventure which gets up into the forest and gives you a different perspective of a Pacific Northwest forest.
The Totem Displays give acknowledgement to the First Nations people that lived in the region and presents the literature of the people, as each pole represents a story of importance to the people.
The Capilano Bridge Itself is what everyone comes to see, but is only a small part of what is here today.
Notes on Getting Here:
Depending on the season, buses operated by the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park leave from Canada Place to the Capilano Suspension Bridge park every 15 minutes or so, with stops at a number of hotels. Another bus route serves a different part of town and other hotels. This is by far the easiest way to get to this location. The bus schedule varies by season.
Bus route 236 is the closest transit bus, but it operates fairly frequently most of the time. Currently this bus route is somewhat disrupted due to a large road construction project and the road closure it required. There is a bus that runs past the entrance to the park currently, but it is only a connector and not the main route. For the main transit bus route you must go down the hill two blocks to the traffic light at Ridgewood. When the construction is completed and the road opened normal bus service should be restored.
I conquered my fear of heights walking over the Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Cliffwalk. It's a lovely day out in the Capilano rain forest. Plenty of things to see and do. Great photo opportunities of the gorgeous rainforest from the tree tops walk or the bridge. Cafe's and gift shop on site.
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.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is Vancouver's oldest man made tourist attraction. The park includes Capilano Suspension Bridge, Cliffwalk, Treetops Adventure and Raptors Ridge and the admission is free, IF you are no more than six-years-old. Otherwise, you will pay 22 to 35 Canadian dollars to visit.
On the way out to Grouse Mountain, we stopped at Capilano Suspension bridge. I have to admit it is much easier to drive to all those places rather than take the bus as I did the first time I visited Vancouver years ago. The bridge itself is rather jam-packed with other tourists, but the views are still good, and it's still a little exciting to walk as it bounces. There is now a tree-top walk which consists of more smaller suspension bridges spanning tree-tops. It is fairly high and quite fun.
It's a good way to spend 30 minutes to two hours with children, but if it seems just too crowded or there is a line-up, I would say give the whole place a miss. See my other review about Lynn Canyon Park not too far away where there is another suspension bridge, not crowded at all.
Originally built in 1889, stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River, so I would recomend not jumping!!!!
The websites below will give you all the info you need to plan your trip. Enjoy.
May 1 - October 31, 2007
Senior (65+) $24.95
Student (17+ and with ID) $20.75
Youth (13 - 16) $15.65
Child (6 - 12) $8.30
Child under 6 FREE
November 1, 2006 - April 30, 2007
Senior (65+) $21.95
Student (17+ and with ID) $18.45
Youth (13 - 16) $13.90
Child (6 - 12) $7.40
Child under 6 FREE
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Two weeks? That's a lot of time to explore the city and the neighboring cities of Vancouver.
I would go the Capilano Suspension Bridge and cross the longest hanging bridge in the world! (see my Vancouver pages). This takes a lot of time though because the park has all those hanging bridges between the tall trees that they put up recently. The cost per person to get in is $16.00. Make sure to bring snacks and warm clothes when you visit the suspension bridge. It's so awesome to just cross this bridge knowing that you have just visited the longest hanging bridge in the world!
Also, don't forget to go walk around the Stanley Park overlooking the City of Vancouver and North Vancouver! And, check out the Totem Poles!!!
Why not go to the Elizabeth Park? The Stanley Park and the Elizabeth Parks are free anyways. Then side-t6rip to the Vancouver Aquarium which is right in the middle of the Stanley Park...
Then visit the City of Seattle. You can take the train one way is $34.00 and the train brings you to Downtown Seattle. You can walk around the pier, to the Seattle Aquarium and walk up to the Seattle Market and see the famous Salmon Throw! Then catch the bus (free if you are in downtown) and go to Westlake Center and see the hassle-bustle of the City of Seattle...If you have more time, and if you come here on a Thursday, it's free to get in to the Museum of Flight. Anyway, let me know if you needed more information about Seattle...I work here...
This was a bad tourist trap. It was a waste of money. My wife and I paid $60 for about 15 minutes to cross the bridge and go back. There isn't much else. They have some people playing music and a few other bridges in some trees. If you ask me it is more exciting walking or biking across some of the other bridges in town. Vancouver is a great place to visit but this is a ripoff. It is worth $5-$10 at the most.
Crossed into North Vancouver by seabus and after visiting Lonsdale Quay, I hopped on the #236 bus to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The price of admission was discounted by a dollar after the person who sold my ticket told me to flash my bus ticket. The bridge was super cool and I wasn't scared walking across although it does sway a lot. On the other side of the bridge is a nice walking trail