A Tour of the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Vancouver, B.C.’s most popular tourist attraction, and I can see why, there is a lot more to see and do than I had expected. My initial reaction to the price of admission was met with trepidation—once in however, I was happy I’d taken the plunge. Not far from downtown Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge offers a unique mix of adventure, history and culture, making it an essential part of your itinerary while in Vancouver.
While the main Suspension Bridge is the highlight of the park, I found the TreeTops Adventure to be extraordinarily fun. Visitors venture from one tree to another on a series of elevated suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 100′, many with extraordinary views of the Capilano River below.
Coming in early 2011 is a new heart-pounding exhibit called, “The Cliffhanger.” I think I might have to make another trip to Vancouver just to see this thing…the journey takes you through rainforest vegetation on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways, jutting out from the granite cliff-face above Capilano River to previously unexplored areas of the park.
There is so much to enjoy at Capilano, you could certainly spend half-a-day exploring all off the exhibits and tours. From history lessons of years gone by, to nature walks, totem poles, adventure and awe-inspiring views, there is something for everyone at the Capilano Bridge Park.
If you go to Capilano, you may want to carve out time to check out Cleveland Dam, it’s just mile or so northeast of Capilano…the parking is free and there is no entrance fee. At the bottom of the dam is a cool salmon hatchery that’s both interesting and educational.
To see more pictures of the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, check out my Photo Gallery.
Watch the Capilano Suspension Bridge video below for a brief overview of the park.