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Capilano Suspension Bridge

Exhilarating walkways with stunning views of nature at its finest, make this one of Vancouver's most visited attractions, just minutes away from the city.

Trek through the treetops at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where you can cross the forest on a narrow 137-metre long suspended walkway, a test of nerves 70 metres above the rushing waters of the Capilano River.

Built by Scottish civil engineer George Grant Mackay in 1889, the first bridge here was made of hemp ropes with a cedar plank deck, granting rickety access to this forestland. Since then, the bridge had been completely rebuilt using steel cables strong enough to hold the weight of around 1300 people.

The park also features Treetops Adventure, a web of walkways built around the mid-section of 1300-year old Douglas firs, offering visitors a squirrel's eye view of the magnificent trees from as high as 30 metres above the forest floor. Its newest attraction, Cliffwalk, snakes around a granite cliff, taking you on a nerve-tingling journey through rainforest vegetation while your eyes feast on aerial views of the canyon below. Peer at the tops of trees just centimetres below your feet through glass panels built into the walkway floor at some of the highest elevations.

When you've had your fill of jaw-dropping views from the top, climb back down for the park's other interesting ground-based activities. Take a guided tour through the rainforest, or discover more about the indigenous people and their connection with the region at the First Nations Cultural Center. Adding a colourful history to Capilano is the Totem Park, featuring a collection of story poles dating back to the 1930s when Mac MacEachran invited local First Nations to place their story poles there. The poles have been well-maintained in their original condition ever since.

There’s plenty of parking at Capilano Park, while a free shuttle services many hotels and locations throughout Vancouver.


Lodging Near Capilano Suspension Bridge

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ThistleDown House

ThistleDown House

3910 Capilano Road, District of North Vancouver, BC
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located in Edgemont, this romantic bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Capilano River Regional Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge. Park Royal and Grouse ...

    Comfort Duplex for Hiking, Skiiing and Biking Lovers

    Comfort Duplex for Hiking, Skiiing and Biking Lovers

    4105 Capilano Rd, District of North Vancouver, BC
       
       

      Located in Canyon Heights, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Capilano Suspension Bridge and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Grouse Mountain. Park Royal and Capilano ...

      4 Bedroom - 3 Bath - Sleeps 8 - Unbelievable Location!

      4 Bedroom - 3 Bath - Sleeps 8 - Unbelievable Location!

      1451 Fintry Place, District of North Vancouver, BC
         
         

        Located in Edgemont, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain and Lonsdale Quay Market. Capilano Mall and Park ...

        Capilano Forest Little House

        Capilano Forest Little House

        4356 Capilano Rd, District of North Vancouver, BC
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Canyon Heights, this guesthouse is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Capilano Suspension Bridge and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Grouse Mountain. Park Royal and Capilano ...

          2 Mins to Capilano Suspension Bridge

          2 Mins to Capilano Suspension Bridge

          1031 Ridgewood Dr, District of North Vancouver, BC
             
             

            Situated in District of North Vancouver, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Capilano Suspension Bridge, Lonsdale Quay Market and Grouse Mountain. ...

            Future Listing for Upstair

            Future Listing for Upstair

            1031 Ridgewood Dr, District of North Vancouver, BC
               
               

              Situated in District of North Vancouver, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Capilano Suspension Bridge, Lonsdale Quay Market and Grouse Mountain. ...

              Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

              Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

              1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also ...

                Pinnacle Hotel HarbourfrontAU$179