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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.


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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. Grouse Mountain ...

    ThistleDown HouseAU$360

    Travelodge by Wyndham Vancouver Lions Gate

    Travelodge by Wyndham Vancouver Lions Gate

    2060 Marine Dr, District of North Vancouver, BC
      2.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

      Situated in District of North Vancouver, this motel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Park Royal and within 3 miles (5 km) of Capilano Suspension Bridge and Vancouver Aquarium. ...

      Travelodge by Wyndham Vancouver Lions GateAU$87

      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 within 3 miles (5 km) of Capilano Suspension Bridge, Park Royal and Capilano Mall. Centennial Theatre is 2.9 mi ...

        North Vancouver Hotel

        North Vancouver Hotel

        1800 Capilano Rd, District of North Vancouver, BC
          2.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Pemberton Heights, this motel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Park Royal and within 3 miles (5 km) of Capilano Suspension Bridge and Stanley Park. Lonsdale ...

          North Vancouver HotelAU$88

          Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

          Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

          1748 Capilano Road, District of North Vancouver, BC
            2.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Located in Pemberton Heights, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Park Royal and within 3 miles (5 km) of Capilano Suspension Bridge and Stanley Park. Vancouver ...

            Econo Lodge Inn & SuitesAU$88

            SureStay Hotel by Best Western North Vancouver Capilano

            SureStay Hotel by Best Western North Vancouver Capilano

            1634 Capilano Road, District of North Vancouver, BC
              2.5 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Pemberton Heights, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Park Royal and within 3 miles (5 km) of Capilano Suspension Bridge and Lonsdale Quay Market. ...

              SureStay Hotel by Best Western North Vancouver CapilanoAU$81

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