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: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

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

Phone: (604) 985-7474

Official Website: Capilano Suspension Bridge

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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

Capilano Suspension Bridge Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.1 out of 5 based on 183 reviews. See all

4 Star Rating Excellent views. Memorable experiences. Good information and presentation. -1 star b/c the $38 admission/person is quite steep for the size of the park. We milked the time there by bringing lunch and going through most of the attractions twice.

Billy Baldwin - 4 days ago

3 Star Rating For $38 entry this place is milking it's suspension bridge, pseudo eco-tourism, walk through the forest. Pleasant enough for an hour or 2, but you might prefer to save your money and spend a day climbing grouse grind and cycling Stanley park, or spend $35 on the new sea to sky gondola, which provides an equally pretty suspension bridge, manicured forest walkways, and much better views down to the sea

Yuri Gupta - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating This place has breath taking views from the bridge to the the cliff walk but hold on to your personal. Items because if it falls over the side it will be toast from the fall.

D Wright - 2 months ago

3 Star Rating It's a nice place but not such a big deal. Definitely worth visiting once and enjoying the beauty of the surrounding. Shop and cafe are good as well. Make sure to visit when it's not crowded. Sounds impossible but is not!

MovieBuffReal - 6 months ago

Photos and Video

Official promotional video of the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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