Capilano Suspension Bridge Vancouver

Park Overview
Park Overview

Capilano Suspension Bridge crosses to towering evergreens, cedar-scented rainforest air and Treetops Adventure, 7 suspended footbridges offering views 100 feet above the forest floor. The new Cliffwalk follows a granite precipice along Capilano River with a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms and only 16 anchor points in the cliff supporting the structure!

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of the top attractions in Vancouver. It also offers a professional special event planning team and a variety of unique venues accommodating groups of 30 to 700 for social gatherings and corporate functions. Vancouver weddings, meetings, special occasion parties or any one-of-a-kind celebration will become an event to remember. Our special Vancouver event planning team offers creative ideas and practical suggestions to ensure that every detail is attended to carefully.

Park Features

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Suspension Bridge

Follow in the footsteps of the millions of visitors who have crossed Capilano Suspension Bridge since 1889. Voices from Vancouver’s past mingle with the sounds of nature, beautiful gardens skirt time-worn British Columbia First Nations totem poles and Capilano Suspension Bridge takes you to the serenity of a West Coast rainforest.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of Vancouver, British Columbia’s most popular tourist attractions. The reason is simple, there are so many things to see and do. Just minutes from downtown Vancouver, the attractions at Capilano Suspension Bridge  Park offer a unique mix of adventure, history and culture making this Vancouver tourist attraction a complete British Columbia experience and an essential on your list of things to do in Vancouver, BC.

Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. Since then much has been added to the twenty-seven acre park. 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. Guided nature tours, the Kids’ Rainforest Explorer program and the Living Forest exhibits enhance this unique rainforest encounter. Take a history tour and have your photo with the Capilano Tramps. Top it off with a visit to the gift shop full of quality merchandise from all over Canada and great homemade fudge! It’s all in a day’s fun at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

cliffwalk

Cliffwalk

Cliffwalk follows a granite precipice along Capilano River with a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms. With only 16 anchor points in the cliff supporting the structure, the new Cliffwalk is both environmentally sensitive and adrenaline pumping!

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If you are looking for some thrilling Vancouver activities, check out Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

This is the newest of the activities at Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Open June 3, 2011, this heart-stopping cliffside journey takes you through rainforest vegetation on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River to previously unexplored areas of the park. Not for the faint of heart, it is high and narrow and, in some sections, glass (very strong glass) is all that separates guests from the canyon far below.

treetops adventure

Treetops Adventure

Treetops Adventure offers a squirrel’s eye view of a thriving coastal rainforest in the mid-story of 1300-year-old old growth Douglas-firs. Treetops Adventure uses an innovative compression system using no bolts or nails in the trees to secure its viewing platforms and 7 suspension bridges.

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Visitors venture from one magnificent Douglas fir tree to another on a series of elevated suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor. Guided nature tours and the Kids’ Rainforest Explorer program are some of the Vancouver activities that enhance this unique rainforest encounter. Recognized for extraordinary innovation with national and provincial tourism and engineering awards, a walk on Treetops Adventure has emerged as one of Vancouver’s quintessential activities. Visitors looking for unique Vancouver activities and seeking adventure without danger love Treetops Adventure. It offers guests yet another exceptional experience, enhancing Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s reputation as one of Vancouver’s top attractions.

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Story Centre

You’re one of the Capilano Tramps, those early adventurers who made the long “tramp” to Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Today visitors to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park can pose with the Tramps before they begin their walk through the Story Centre. Life-size photomurals, artifacts and antiques together with “voices from the past” and informative flipbooks chronicle the early history of the Bridge and the development of Vancouver.

Kia'palano

Kia’palano

Part of Capilano’s captivating story involves the tradition of placing totem (story) poles on the grounds at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Get a glimpse into the lives of BC’s First Nations people at Kia’palano, where the historical connection between First Nations’ culture and the natural world is highlighted. Kia’palano is an educational adventure and enlightening thing to do in Vancouver.

 

 

Guided History and Nature Tours

Join us for one of our complimentary mini guided tours offered hourly within the park.  The history tour provides guests with an interactive synopsis to our colourful past including the endeavours of past owners, the involvement of local First Nations in our past and present, and of course information on the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Our nature tour provides guests with a highly interactive introduction to the ecology of the West Coast Rainforest. Guests learn about the flora and fauna found in our ecosystem, as well the climatic characteristics that make the West Coast a unique environment.

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The Living Forest

The delicate Temperate West Coast Rainforest ecosystem is visually presented on large panels interpreting the Forest Floor, the Rainforest Canopy, Geology at the Edge and the Spirit of the Rainforest.  Visitors are well informed for their stroll through the rainforest, past tranquil trout ponds and majestic evergreens.

 

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Cap Kids

The Capilano Suspension Bridge welcomes all kids to go on an adventure! Cross the bridge which hangs 230ft (70m) from the water and venture through the highest tree tops of North America. A memorable experience for everyone!

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Canyon Lights in Totem Park Small Explore

Canyon Lights

The holiday season on the North Shore means that it is time for Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. This winter celebration of light has become a very popular family tradition.

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