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Stories have been brewing for more than a century and Capilano Suspension Bridge has been a great tale to tell. Since 1889, adventurers have sought out the curious attraction spanning the Capilano Canyon. The movers and shakers in Vancouver have played a vital role in the Capilano story.

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November 23, 2015

Make room Santa Claus! Canyon Lights is coming to town!

Vancouver’s family holiday tradition returns for its 10th season!

North Vancouver, BCThis Friday, November 27, 2015 Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens for its tenth season. Canyon Lights is proud to be a finalist in the 2015 Canadian Tourism Awards for the Event of the Year.

The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk and the rainforest transform into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. New this year – create your own light show with VocaLites, a voice activated interactive light display in the rainforest. Lights illuminate the canyon’s cliff face and Capilano River below. See the world’s tallest living Christmas tree (153 feet tall and still growing!). Go on a kids scavenger hunt, sing-along with the holiday band, decorate gingerbread cookies, create your own Christmas card and take your family holiday photo in the Winter Pavilion.

Partial proceeds from Canyon Lights ticket sales will be donated to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund for fire and burn education in BC schools. To date, Canyon Lights has raised over $192,000 for this worthy program. In addition, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park will continue hosting 12 community nights for local charities including Special Olympics BC, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, North Shore Neighbourhood House, Kids Up Front, Canuck Place, Easter Seals, Ronald McDonald House, Family Services of the North Shore, Harvest Project, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, Covenant House and North Shore Disability Resource Centre.

Canyon Lights runs Friday, November 27, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016, except on Christmas Day when the park is closed. Park hours are 11:00am – 9:00pm. Canyon Lights tickets are valid all day with holiday activities beginning at 4:00pm. Capilano operates a free shuttle to and from Canada Place.

For general information, including the shuttle schedule, please visit www.capbridge.com or call 604.985.7474. For information on the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, please visit www.burnfund.org. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is located in North Vancouver at 3735 Capilano Road.

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For more information, to request a photograph or arrange an interview, please contact:

Stacy Chala
Communications Manager
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
604.985.7474
schala@capbridge.com

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November 5, 2015

10 years and still glowing…

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – Vancouver’s family holiday tradition!

North Vancouver, BC – On Friday, November 27, 2015 Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens for its tenth season.

The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk and the rainforest will transform into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. New this year – create your own light show with VocaLites, a voice activated interactive light display in the rainforest. Lights will illuminate Capilano River and the canyon’s cliff face. See the world’s tallest living Christmas tree (153 feet tall and still growing!) and go on a kids scavenger hunt throughout the park. Sing-along with the holiday band, decorate gingerbread cookies, create your own Christmas card and take your family photo in the Winter Pavilion.

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Partial proceeds from Canyon Lights ticket sales will be donated to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund for fire and burn education in BC schools. To date, Canyon Lights has donated over $192,000 for this worthy program.

Canyon Lights runs Friday, November 27, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016. Park hours are 11:00am – 9:00pm. Canyon Lights tickets are valid all day with holiday activities beginning at 4:00pm. Capilano operates a free shuttle to and from Canada Place.

For general information, including the shuttle schedule, please visit www.capbridge.com or call 604.985.7474. For information on the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, please visit www.burnfund.org.

What:             Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

When:            November 27, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Holiday activities from 4:00 – 9:00pm; Park is open from 11:00am – 9:00pm daily

*except Christmas Day when the park is closed

Where:           Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver)

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For more information, to request a photograph or arrange an interview, please contact:

Stacy Chala
Communications Manager
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
604.985.7474
schala@capbridge.com

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October 21, 2015

OLD, NEW, BORROWED, BLUE…

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park turns 125 – and Love is in the Air!

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC – (June 4, 2014) –It’s one day in 45,645 and it only comes once every 125 years. Today Capilano Suspension Bridge Park celebrated its 125th anniversary!

To celebrate the anniversary Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has announced a Dream Wedding Contest: one lucky couple will create their own once-in-a-lifetime memory from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, anchor of the Capilano Group of Companies. The $20,000 prize package includes a wedding ceremony at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, a reception at Stanley Park Pavilion and a four night honeymoon at Moraine Lake Lodge and Cathedral Mountain Lodge in the Canadian Rockies. Full details can be found online at Facebook.com/capilanosuspensionbridgepark. The Wedding Package pays homage to Capilano Suspension Bridge’s romantic past while highlighting the latest additions to the Capilano Group portfolio.

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As Vancouver’s oldest attraction, many romantic and unique experiences make up Capilano Suspension Bridge’s storied past. Scottish civil engineer George Grant Mackay suspended a footbridge made of hemp rope and cedar planks across the canyon in 1889. This was literally accomplished through horsepower; with the help of 12-year old August Jack Khatsahlano and a team of horses who swam the hemp ropes across the river and pulled them up the other side, Mackay anchored the ropes to huge buried cedar logs. Mackay built a cabin, which he used to host parties for his friends, dubbed ‘Capilano Tramps’.

Over time the bridge has had many owners and undergone several redevelopments. In 1953 Rae Mitchell purchased Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and put his young daughter Nancy to work scooping ice cream. When the attraction was put up for sale in 1983, Nancy could not bear to see it leave the family and she purchased Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Today, she remains president and CEO of the Capilano Group of Companies, which includes Moraine Lake Lodge and Cathedral Mountain Lodge near Lake Louise, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, as well as recent additions Stanley Park Pavilion and Prospect Point Cafe and Gift Shop.

Nancy has built Capilano Suspension Bridge Park into an attraction that is much more than just the suspension bridge. Today’s Park includes Treetops Adventure, seven suspended suspension bridges high in the trees, and most recently, Cliffwalk, a series of suspended walkways, platforms and stairways hanging from the granite cliff face of Capilano Canyon. Complimentary guided history and nature tours, seasonal entertainment, history and forestry exhibits, food, beverage and retail are all part of the year round visitor experience.

Taking a page out of her father’s book, Nancy put her son John to work at a young age. Today, as Vice President of Operations, John project managed the building of Treetops Adventure and Cliffwalk and is well equipped to ensure the Capilano Group’s bright future.

Throughout the summer, Capilano is encouraging everyone to tweet their favourite Capilano Suspension Bridge memory to @capsusbridge, with the #capbridge125 hashtag. A rolling video screen will capture the tweets and project these memories at the park, to share with other visitors. It`s time to share old memories, make new ones and celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park!

For Wedding Contest details visit www.capbridge.com, Facebook.com\capilanosuspensionbridgepark or call 604-985-7474.

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For more information please contact:

Sophia Tupper
H+K Strategies
604-692-4223
sophia.tupper@hkstrategies.ca

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July 28, 2015

Family rate from 4 – 8 limited time offer for August!

North Vancouver, BC – Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is offering families of four or more 30% off regular admission rates from 4:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of August – a limited time opportunity encouraging families to visit during quieter times during the day.

The world famous 450 foot suspension bridge, award winning Cliffwalk and Treetops Adventure, and the Kids’ Rainforest Explorer Program are all included with your day’s admission.

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As well, every day until 6pm this summer, you can see Raptors Ridge’s birds of prey – Red-Tailed Hawks, Lanner Falcons and Great Horned Owls – up close in their natural habitat, the West Coast rainforest. The engaging and friendly bird handlers will answer all your questions about the various visiting raptors.

Visit www.capbridge.com or call 604-985-7474 for more information. Capilano

Suspension Bridge Park is located at 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is part of the Capilano Group, which comprises retail, hospitality and tourism based businesses including Moraine Lake Lodge and Cathedral Mountain Lodge located near Banff, AB, as well as Stanley Park Pavilion and Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC.

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For more information, please contact:

Stacy Chala, Communications Manager, Vancouver, B.C.
p: 604.985.7474 ǀ e: schala@capbridge.com ǀ www.capbridge.com

 

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June 12, 2015

Ca-CAW, squawk, hoot hoot!!

Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey are back at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park!

North Vancouver, B.C. – Impress your friends with your bird calls after visiting Raptors Ridge at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park this summer – Ca-CAW! Every day this summer from June 20th to September 7th – 10am to 6pm, you can see birds of prey including Red-Tailed Hawks, Lanner Falcons and Great Horned Owls up close in their natural habitat – a West Coast rainforest. The engaging and friendly bird handlers will answer all your questions about the various raptors that will be visiting Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – or, even help you perfect your bird communication skills!

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Raptors Ridge is just one more amazing experience to top off your visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

These seasonal events are one of the great reasons BC residents return to the park all throughout the year. For the price of one day’s admission, BC residents are eligible for a Capilano Suspension Bridge Park annual pass. The pass is valid for unlimited admission for one full year from the date of purchase and entitles members to a variety of benefits including discounts and access to special events!

Cross its world famous 450 foot span, get your heart racing on CLIFFWALK, stroll the rainforest canopy on Treetops Adventure, take a guided rainforest tour, enjoy seasonal entertainment, discover viewpoints, trout ponds and so much more, all included with your day’s admission.

A free shuttle service is offered from downtown Vancouver with service every 10 – 15 minutes during the day. Visit www.capbridge.com or call 604-985-7474 for more information. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is located at 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is part of the Capilano Group, which comprises retail, hospitality and tourism based businesses including Moraine Lake Lodge and Cathedral Mountain Lodge located near Banff, AB, as well as Stanley Park Pavilion and Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC.

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For more information, please contact:

Stacy Chala, Communications Manager, Vancouver, B.C.
p: 604.985.7474 ǀ e: schala@capbridge.com ǀ www.capbridge.com

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