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