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: Yes.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

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

Phone: (604) 985-7474

Official Website: Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating We decided to brave the cold snap in January and come to the Suspension Bridge. It was very quiet and nice to have lots of space to ourselves. The staff were very friendly, they had many heat stations set up and all the food vendors were still open. We had a blast and loved all the lights. They also do lights for Valentine’s Day if you don’t want to brave the cold. We can’t wait to come back in the summer. Highly recommend if you’re visiting Vancouver!
Shae Rea - a week ago

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5 Star Rating We loved this place. It’s like an outdoor theme park, with the suspension bridge as the highlight. We went a few months ago when the weather was great and had a nice time. The place is big and well laid out. While it’s big, there are still long lines and it can feel a little crowded. It’s very clean and the staff take care of the grounds and keep it tidy. There are lots of signs pointing attractions and things out as there’s an education here. They have a nice souvenir shop and the offer some food and drink too. While it’s a bit pricey, you can actually make a day of it. There is decent parking although that’s probably something that can be improved. I also totally recommend buying tickets in advance. Overall we really enjoyed our time here and would recommend it to people who are looking for something outdoorsy and fun to do.
Timothy Williams - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Nice place to spend time in the nature. Clean fresh air throughout just sitting here for an hour feels relaxing. The bridge itself is fine. Shakes quite a bit if there are more people. Walking on it is fine if you have confidence and don’t feel dizzy. There are quite a few small trails which can easily be covered in about an hour. There is a gift shop, eatery and clean bathrooms. Parking is on same street and costs about CAD $8 for 4 hours. Entrance fee is quite expensive though. But a must visit place if around Vancouver.
Ganesh Kumar - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Great outing. Beautiful scenery. The suspension bridge is impressive, and the cliffwalk is amazing. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Pity the treetop walkways were closed for maintenance. Park is very small and entry is expensive.
Abel da Fonseca - in the last week

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5 Star Rating A must do attraction in Vancouver! Breathtaking, beautiful place! 😍 the suspension Bridge is a unique experience, not too rocky but steady enough to walk across for all ages. You can also see totem poles from earlier inhabitants. If you are not into heights, just go and walk around, enjoy the beautiful scenery!
Allison - a month ago

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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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