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

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: From: $39.85 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Capilano Suspension Bridge Admission

Only minutes away from downtown Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge lets you experience the natural splendor of British Columbia. Breathe in the cedar-scented rainforest air as you make your way across the spectacular suspension bridge, walk through the rainforest on the Treetops Adventure and feel like a bird as you soar over the evergreens on the new Cliffwalk!


Open Now: No

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 Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4J1, Canada

Phone: (604) 985-7474

Official Website: Capilano Suspension Bridge

Directions

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

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

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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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5

5 Star Rating Great experience for a family! This wonderful little park is good for about a 3 or 4 hour trip through the bridges and tree tops. Learning how it was all constructed was pretty neat (they didn't use any heavy machinery, from what I understand) and there was a scavenger hunt for the kids (we didn't see any squirrels). There was a lady holding a falcon and giving lessons on predatory birds - very cool. The bridge itself is really crowded. We ate at the outdoor grill they have there and I got the maple bacon cheeseburger - it was ground differently than the American burgers I'm used to (I'm from the US) but it was still good! They also serve poutine there. Fun time overall for our group of about 10 people.

Brett Wyrick - 27 days ago

5 Star Rating Loved this place! The park is very nice and the bridge experience is very entertaining and just a tad scary!!!! I really liked the history tour and I recommend following the nature tour if you can. They are both free. This is a nice place to visit for families and groups of friends and the cliffwalker is also very thrilling but safe. Do go when the weather is nice otherwise it will not be as pleasant. I also loved the totem poles and the info they gave us on their meaning. The free shuttle service from central Van is also very convenient and bus drivers will give you some info on the park and on Van. Definitely worth visiting!

Alessia Mordini - 29 days ago

5 Star Rating There's lot to see and many things to do in the park. It is well worth the money. The suspension bridge was okay as there were so many people on the bridge at one time. The treetop walk was the coolest thing there along with the natural beauty of the canyon and very large trees. We hoped on the free shittle at Canada Place.

Dennis Ho - 1 month ago

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