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Stories have been brewing for more than a century and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park 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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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

 

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

November 26, 2014

Glittering Lights, Towering Heights and Festive Nights Unique West Coast Holiday Tradition at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

North Vancouver, BC – Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens for the 2014 holiday season on Saturday, November 29th. A family tradition that keeps growing, it is also home to the world’s tallest living Christmas tree – a 250 year old Douglas-fir, a beacon of Vancouver’s yuletide season at 46.4m (152 feet) tall.

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Holiday fun and entertainment does not begin and end with the tree, however, as the entire park, including the famous suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure and Cliffwalk, is an extravaganza of hundreds of thousands of magical lights. Warm up in the comfort of the new Winter Pavilion. Family activities include scavenger hunts, gingerbread cookie decorating, sing-a-long carols and many opportunities for that perfect annual family holiday photo.

Canyon Lights runs Saturday, November 29, 2014 to Saturday, January 3, 2015. Park hours are 11:00am – 9:00pm. Canyon Lights tickets are valid all day with holiday activities beginning at 4:00pm.

Partial proceeds from admission will be donated to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund with a goal of raising over $25,000. In addition, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park will continue hosting 12 community nights for local charities including Canuck Place, Special Olympics BC, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, North Shore Neighbourhood House, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, Easter Seals and Kids Up Front.

For general information, including the shuttle service schedule, please visit our website 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 29, 2014 – January 3, 2015

Holiday activities from 4:00 – 9:00pm;
Park is open from 11:00am – 9:00pm daily
*except Christmas Day when the park is closed

Price:              $69.00 for a family (two adults, one or two children – includes memberships for BC residents) or $32.95 for adults, $12.00 for children (6-12)
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:

Sophia Tupper
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
604.692.4223
sophia.tupper@hkstrategies.ca

 

June 4, 2014

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

January 16, 2014

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Celebrates Family Day!

(North Vancouver, B.C.) – Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is inviting local families to enjoy Family Day at the park all year long. The special family pass, offered on February 10, includes annual passes for two adults and two children for $65 and is for BC Residents only. $5.00 from each family pass will be donated to Family Services of the North Shore.

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Discover Vancouver’s original must-see, a place that has thrilled visitors from all over the world since 1889. Cross its world famous 450 foot span, get your heart racing on the new CLIFFWALK, stroll the rainforest canopy on Treetops Adventure, participate in the Kids’ Rainforest Explorer Program, take a guided nature tour, discover viewpoints, trout ponds and so much more, all included with your day’s admission.

Family Services of the North Shore, a non-profit organization that works with couples, families, children and adults to provide counseling and support within the community, will be onsite on Family Day to educate visitors on their on-going programs and services.

For more information on event times, dates and the free round trip shuttle service schedule from Canada Place, visit www.capbridge.com or call 604-985-7474.

What:  
Family Day at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
When:
Monday, February 10, 2014 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Price:    
$65.00 for a family (two adults, two children up to 16 years old), or $31.95 for adults, $19.95 for youths (13–16), $12 for kids (6-12). All BC residents can redeem their tickets at Guest Services for annual passes $5.00 from each family pass will be donated to Family Services of  the North Shore
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:

Samantha Bulmer
Media Relations
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
p: 604.985.7474
e: media@capbridge.com
www.capbridge.com

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