Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver

Don't look down as you cross over a 70 m (230 ft) deep valley in Capilano Suspension Bridge. The park's star attraction, a 140 m (460 ft) suspension bridge, was originally built in 1889 and was completely reconstructed in 1956. Once you've made it across, lose yourself in the jungle canopy via a network of seven treetop walks built in 2004. You can add to your experience with an eco-tour through the surrounding forest. To plan North Vancouver vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • This is a place I could easily visit again and again. The weather was changeable on the day we visited but it didn't dampen our experience. The bridge itself is a marvellous structure, did 'wobble' a ...  more »
  • In addition to the suspension bridge (which in October wasn't crowded not!) which is an adventure itself, the ride through the Woods and suspended track is mta peace and beautiful sceneries. Recommend
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  • Difficult words describe this place. what say falls short, you have to visit to understand it is all I can say, it is worth every dollar it pays in the entrada.lo better is when they open to avoid the tumult of people and take excellent pictures.
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  • Wonderful suspension bridge when it's not crowded. Otherwise, expect to have photos on the bridge that include a bunch of other people. I wonder how well that bridge holds because many people put it to the test with the jumping up and down and swinging the bridge left and right. The treetops adventure was cool, but I wished the bridges there didn't squeak as much. Lastly the cliff walk was disappointingly short, but also the most stable. Other than that, you'd be able to finish the whole area in a few hours. Paid parking is available, but no ticket is printed. Not sure how they enforce.
  • I did not find a lot of things to do in my few hours in Vancouver (probably because it's only a few hours) but I enjoyed my time in Capillano Suspension Bridge Park. As someone who likes outdoor adventures, that's the one I craved for when I decided to go up a bit north of Seattle. It's a really large area of me and just nature - forests, falls, and bridges that allow me to look closer. It is indeed a photographer's and hiker's heaven. Every angle is filled with green beauty. To add to the fun, they have this map/certificate that you can get from the gift shop and in its left side, 5 places to put your stamp on. To encourage everyone, especially kids, to finish the trail, you have to get stamps on them. It was really fun and even though I've gone a year ago, I still keep it and I'm proud to show others that I've been there.
  • I visited Capilano last week around 9am. The drive up from Vancouver was short and easy, and there was plenty of parking ($5) when I arrived. There is a small cafe prior to buying tickets, so take advantage of a hot beverage it it's a cold day. I was about to utilities my AAA discount to purchase my ticket, which I was happy about given the high price of admission. Upon entering the park, we participated in the 20 minute history tour which includes First Nations as well as ownership information. The park in its entirety has something for everyone (unless you're afraid of heights). I spent about 3 hours exploring and was able to do the suspension bridge, cliff walk, tree top avenue and the regular tree walk. My main reason for taking off one star is the price - it just seems like it could be a little lower given that you spend so like time there. Pro tip: it seemed like the school groups and tour buses get there around 10am, so get there before that!
  • It has been years since I visited this attraction. At that time it was just a bridge. Needless to say things have changed - and for the better. This tourist spot is something to be proud of. The work that has been put into making it a must see attraction is commendable. Beside the suspension bridge you now have the Tree Top Adventure and the Cliff walk - both the new additions are simply amazing, especially when considering that it was done without heavy machinery and without damaging the trees. Highly recommended!
  • Having seen pictures of the bridge I thought the park would be more wild and untouched than it is. It's actually manicured with gardens, ponds, boardwalks, and a gift shop. That said, the park is well integrated with natural surroundings. The cliff walks and tree top walk are really cool. The smell of coastal rainforest is everywhere. The boardwalks are all made of cedar and the smell is amazing. Can't miss attraction.

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Often overshadowed by its larger and more famous southern neighbor, North Vancouver offers relatively little by way of accommodations. Your best bet is to look towards the shore, along Esplanade Avenue and the streets directly behind, where you'll find a few hotels offering views over the pier. Stay west of the center, along Capilano Road, for easy access to the Capilano River and surrounding parks. You can also consider staying in Vancouver proper and take public transport across the harbor.
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