You’ll love our outdoor classroom! We offer elementary students two interactive hands-on school programs, “Rainforest Rescuers” and “Bridge Builders”, from October to April (excluding the month of December).
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers you 2 interactive programs: “Rainforest Rescuers” and “Bridge Builders”. Our goal at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is to provide you and your students with a fun and educationally rewarding experience that will bring Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and its beautiful natural, cultural, and historic surroundings to life.
Both programs are aimed at and adapted for grades 1 through 7. Our school programs are delivered by BC certified teacher Lynn Broman, nature guides, and our ecology supervisor. Each school program includes approximately 90 minutes of instructional time and hands-on activities. All programs include a history and nature tour tailored to the age and needs of the class.
During your visit, be sure to:
- Cross the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge!
- Journey 300 feet above Capilano Canyon on the heart-stopping CLIFFWALK
- Get a squirrel’s-eye view of the rainforest from Treetops Adventure
- Visit the Story Centre to learn about Capilano and Vancouver’s history
- Visit Kia’palano and the little Big House
- Explore the Living Forest exhibit located at the far side of the Suspension Bridge
- Walk the interpretative trails through the rainforest, around the trout ponds and Nature’s Edge
School Programs are offered from October through April (excluding December)
Cost Per Child $11.95 + GST tax
For School Program inquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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From ancient empires to modern times, bridges have shaped communities and built
civilizations. The importance of bridges in history and understanding how engineers utilize physical science concepts when building a bridge are compelling reasons to study bridges. Bridge Builders focuses on the three most important bridge styles – beam, arch, and suspension. The essential components of each style are demonstrated using the bridges at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as real and functioning examples. The advantages and disadvantages of each style of bridge are demonstrated.
Rainforest Rescuers takes students into a thriving coastal rainforest to learn about its
ecosystem and the delicate balance and interdependence of its flora and fauna. Through this greater understanding, students are challenged to do whatever they can in their daily lives to rescue these vital rainforests.