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 Really beautiful and fun place to get closer to nature. Very easy parking, clean restrooms, great gift shop that I spent too much money in! There was a burger place although limited menu had gluten free options but pricey!

Amy Reed - 3 days ago

5 Star Rating This was so much fun. I had an absolute blast visiting here. It was about $40 Canadian dollars with my Triple A discount. I think it took about 3 hours to explore the park. The staff were kind and very excited to share the vast history of the park. The facility was clean, from the bathrooms, to the cafe, to the gift shop. Overall, the environment had a charming feel and I did get a bit of a workout exploring it. Additionally, there were two free charter buses that brought us back into downtown Vancouver and even the bus driver was a pleasure to speak too. Highly recommend it at least once. Oh and make sure to get some delicious maple candies before you leave. ;)

Liz Victory - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating Expensive, but amazing. From the classic suspension bridge, to the Treetops trails, to the cliff walk, there is so much to explore, it is highly likely you will spend 2+ hours here. Lot's of BC residents come here, so that helps to make it not a "touristy​ attraction". I recommend coming early as the park has a different natural feel when not surrounded by tons of people. Great place.

Evan Friesen - 20 days ago

4 Star Rating Great views. Can get quite crowded on the bridge with people taking pictures. Skywalk is a great addition. Food is decent and a large gift shop with ice cream. BC residents get 1 year membership with admission. Usually plenty of parking across the street.

Jackie Chow - 26 days ago

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