Capilano Suspension Bridge

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The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The bridge is 140 460 ft long and 230 ft above the river draws over 800,000 visitors a year.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Shuttle

You can take the shuttle. It’s FREE and year round! Yes budget travelers, you heard my correctly. However, there is an admission fee of $34.95 for students (which I was at the time). If you’re visiting with children 6 and younger they are free! Check the official site for current pricing.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Shuttle

Mythical Woodland Creatures

Imagine being with mythical woodland creatures galavanting through a forest, that’s what it was like. I’m not B.S.ing you here. I’m afraid of heights and I braved the bridge for this gorgeous sight! It was forest as far as the eye could see! And oh so peaceful. With very few people there, the place was serenely silent. This also made my slow going on the bridge bearable.

History of the Suspension Bridge

“Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. CLIFFWALK is the park’s newest attraction, a cantilevered walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon. Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor, offers a unique squirrel’s eye perspective of the forest.”

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

The park has guided nature tours. The Kids’ Rainforest Explorer program and Living Forest exhibit enhance this unique rainforest encounter. You can also enjoy seasonal musical entertainment and First Nations culture. Take photos at the Totem Park and with the Capilano Tramps. Top it off with a visit to the gift shop full of merchandise from all over Canada and great homemade fudge!

Capilano Suspension Bridge Lights

Canyon Lights is a Winter Festival held from late November to late January. Illuminated by hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park, it is a magical experience. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual magic.

The 30-ton Douglas firs of Treetops Adventure are lit making these trees the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world! They also have a Snowy Owl Prowl, gingerbread cookies decorating, and sing-along carols with a holiday band. The Capilano Suspension Bridge lights are a must see event if you’re in Vancouver during winter. Looking for another magical winter experience? Check out the Ice Magic Festival at Lake Louise.

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Michelle Jensen is a twenty-something traveler, occasionally solo, you’ll find road tripping across the U.S. or hostel-hopping in Europe. Currently residing in Los Angeles, CA with a day job in Television.

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