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 VisitFee: From: $39.85 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
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: NoHours This Week:
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Address: 3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4J1, Canada
Phone: (604) 985-7474
Official Website: Capilano Suspension Bridge
|Skytrain, Seabus and Bus Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Expo Line / Canada Line||Waterfront Station||3 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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I got to cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge at the behest of our 80+ year old travel companion who wanted to see it. Little did we realize, until we got there, she was deathly afraid of heights. With one of us on either side, she successfully crossed it. This is a spectacular site well-worth visiting. And, yes, walk across the bridge!
Roger Kirchner - 1 day ago
A free shuttle from Vancouver was a great start for our visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge making it easy to get to. The site included not only the bridge but some guided history and nature tours, a nature walk, a cliff walk, a treetop walk and more. The signs layed out throughout the walks give interesting information and the views are beautiful. The bridge is just the beginning, plan for at least 2 hours to see it all.
Michel Condoroussis - 8 days ago
We had a great time at the bridge! I would highly recommend getting the free annual pass if you are a BC resident. Also, I would recommend taking on the free tours that leave on the hour by the entrance - we learned a lot! It get a little chilly as the day gets on but there are far fewer visitors which makes it easier to take pictures and feel less rushed.
Joel Williamson - 22 days ago
This was my favorite place near Vancouver to visit. I feel like I got great value for the money spent because they have so much to see. The bridge is a lovely work of art, and it is only the start of it. The treetop suspension bridges are awesome and seeing those massive trees makes you lost in the history of it. The Cliff walk was a fantastic addition to the Park.
Josh M - 26 days ago