Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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 at Christmas
Capilano Suspension Bridge high above the Capilano River at Christmas Photo courtesy Capilano Group

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

The current owner (since 1983) added the Treetops Adventures attraction - a series of seven footbridges suspended between large Douglas Fir trees. The footbridges offer visitors the unique perspective of viewing the forest from up in the trees.

In 2011 Cliffwalk, a thrilling series of walkways and platforms cantilevered out from the canyon's granite cliffs opened. Definitely not for the faint of heart!

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.

You'll definitely want to visit the park in December. Hundreds of thousands of colorful lights and floodlights transform the park with a dazzling holiday display. You'll also witness the tallest live Christmas tree in the world! This is a great way to get into the festive spirit. A portion of the proceeds help the BC Professional Fire Fighter’s Burn Fund.

The park is easy access by public transit, but they also provide guests a convenient year-round free shuttle bus service that makes scheduled pick-ups at numerous downtown Vancouver locations throughout the day.

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: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 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. Exit the Seabus walk to Bay 8 in the bus loop. Catch the #236 Grouse Mountain bus. Take it to the Suspension Bridge Stop on Capilano Road. Note: This route passes near three other attractions. If you are planning to visit them, you may want to go on the same day. They are Lonsdale Quay Public Market, Cleveland Dam, and Grouse Mountain

You can also take advantage of a free shuttle bus between Downtown Vancouver and the park. For details refer to the link in the above article.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Reviews

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 252 reviews. See all

4 Star Rating Very nice tourist attraction. Some different things to see and do. Definitely do all the guided tours they offer as it really helps to know the story of the area to appreciate the bridge.

Brendan Montgomery - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating Awesome place to get lost in over a weekend. There are shuttle busses available from the city. It costs a little bit to get in buts well worth it for the experience.

Jai Coe - 13 days ago

4 Star Rating A little expensive, but worth the visit if you can afford it! Admission gets you access to the world famous suspension bridge, treetop walks, and the newer, fantastic cliff walk. Visit during the Christmas season in the evening for a dazzling show of lights!

Graham Knights - 21 days ago

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 - 3 months ago

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