Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge suspended high above the Capilano River has long been one of Vancouver's top tourist attractions

Capilano Suspension Bridge high above the Capilano River
Capilano Suspension Bridge high above the Capilano River cc licensed flickr photo shared by d0ndy

The Capilano Suspension Bridge attracts about 800,000 visitors every year. It is a 'people only' foot bridge suspended a dizzying 230 feet above the Capilano River and spans 446 feet. The original bridge was built in 1889 by Scottish engineer and parks commissioner George Grant Mackay using hemp rope and cedar planks for the purpose of providing access to his remote cabin. In 1903 the suspension bridge was reconstructed using more robust wire cable and in 1956 it was completely rebuilt again.

The current owners of the Capilano Suspension Bridge (since 1983) have added the Treetops Adventures attraction - a series of seven footbridges suspended between large Douglas Fir trees providing visitors with an interesting view of the forest from a tree top perspective.

A new feature that opened in the spring of 2011 is the Cliffwalk - a series of thrilling walkways cantilevered out and suspended above the granite cliffs of the canyon! Definitely not for the faint of heart.

In addition to the above, park guests can also view nature trails, gardens and totem poles. All told, the park offers visitors a great way to experience the rugged nature of the West Coast.

At Christmas time the park is especially spectacular at nighttime when it is lit up with 1000s of colouful lights during the park's annual Canyon Lights display.

Capilano Suspension Bridge is a privately owned attraction and admission charges do apply. The park is open every day except Christmas. Hours of operation vary through the year, so please see their official website for details.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Open Now: No

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Address: 3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4J1, Canada

Phone: (604) 985-7474

Official Website: Capilano Suspension Bridge

How to get to Capilano Suspension Bridge by Skytrain, Seabus and Bus

Skytrain, Seabus and Bus Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo Line / Canada LineWaterfront Station3 Minutes

From Waterfront Station take the Seabus over to Lonsdale Quay. After exiting the Seabus walk to Bay 8 at the bus loop and catch the #236 Grouse Mountain bus and take it to the Suspension Bridge Stop on Capilano Road. Note: This route passes near three other attractions so if you are planning to visit them you may wish to do so on the same day. They are Lonsdale Quay Public Market, Cleveland Dam, and Grouse Mountain

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Reviews

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 225 reviews. See all

5 Star Rating Very unique way to enjoy a forested canyon! The cliffwalk lets you enjoy plunging views from just over the rim. It is a single-file line so it moves quite slowly. The suspension bridge takes you on a bouncy walk high above the river. On the other side you can climb to the treetop adventure, a series of small bridges between tree-mounted platforms with great views, from which you could probably see some wildlife if you weren't among such a noisy crowd of tourists. There is also a nice boardwalk path around the steep landscape. Despite the crowds it's a very beautiful and special experience.

Matthias Hess - 2 months ago

4 Star Rating Beautiful place to visit. My only complain is that it was very busy and a bit pricy.

Razvan Ungureanu - 2 months ago

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