The world’s longest suspension footbridge was built in 1889 out of hemp ropes and cedar planks, and even though it was fully restored in the 1950’s, it continues to give millions of tourists a case of wobbly legs. Stretching 136 metres and 70 metres above the Capilano River, visitors can explore the adjacent West Coast rainforest, strolling along wooden walkways suspended among large Douglas Fir trees, and a Cliffwalk balanced on the side of a granite cliff. While the suspension bridge might look scary, it’s made of reinforced steel anchored in 13 tons of concrete on each side. Perfectly safe but a thrill nonetheless, the bridge is one of Vancouver’s most popular tourist attractions.
Length of Trip : 2-4 hours
Cost : Adult: $32.95 Senior 65+: $30.95 Student 17+ with ID: $27.95 Youth 13 – 16: $21.95 Child 6 – 12: $12.00 Under 6: Free BC Residents Adult Annual Pass: $32.95 (BC Residents with valid BC identification receive a complimentary annual pass when purchasing a regular priced ticket. Includes Canyon Lights).
Best time to go : Open year-round.
Wheelchair friendly : The bridge, Tree-top Adventure and Cliffwalk are not wheelchair accessible
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat : Grab a snack inside the facility, or, if you plan on exploring North Vancouver, check out Fishworks, Kypriaki Taverna, or grab a dessert at Thomas Haas.
Official Site : http://www.capbridge.com/
Where to Stay : e recommend staying with our trusted partner Holiday Inn when visiting Vancouver.
Getting There : The Suspension Bridge complex is located 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Exit downtown through Stanley Park over Lions Gate Bridge, and turn up Capilano Road towards Grouse Mountain. You can’t miss it. From the Trans-Canada Highway heading west, take the Capilano Road exit (#14) and travel north. If you’re taking transit from downtown Vancouver, hop on the Seabus to Lonsdale Quay and take the #236 bus to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
Note from Robin : The Canyon Lights in winter are pretty magical. If you’d prefer to avoid a tourist attraction, check out the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge, also located on the North Shore.