The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The current bridge is 140 metres (460 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) above the river. It is part of a private facility with an admission fee, and draws over 1.2 million visitors per year.
The bridge was originally built in 1889 by George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer and park commissioner for Vancouver. It was originally made of hemp ropes with a deck of cedar planks, and was replaced with a wire cable bridge in 1903. In 1910 Edward Mahon purchased the Capilano Suspension Bridge. "Mac" MacEachran purchased the Bridge from Mahon in 1935 and invited local natives to place their totem poles in the park, adding a native theme. In 1945, he sold the bridge to Henri Aubeneau.
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Nicole Parker | Feb 21, 2018
Such a great place to visit in Vancouver. Easy to buy tickets online to avoid the lines and they have an expiry date of 12 months, which is great if your plans change. We went on a pretty rainy day - but dont let that deter you, the crowds are less and it really suits the environment as you walk through the different areas of the park. (Plus you can pick up a poncho at the info desk!) Everything is well set out and offers information/educational resources as you make your way around. Also a cute little gift shop once you are done. Free shuttle in downtown area that has 4 stops and you can take it back provided you have purchased entry
Jessica R | Feb 17, 2018
Spectacular views and a 1 of a kind experience. It is certainly worth the admission price. The tree tops are cool but the edge walk is definitely spookier then the suspension bridge that can swing if there are enough people walking along it. Its busy on a weekend so I would recommend going during the week. The gift shop is moderately priced as well.
Sadat K | Feb 10, 2018
Breathtaking views , Pure nature. It cost ~$42 for each adult and kids under 6 go for free. No stroller access so if you got kids make sure you hang on to them tight as the bridge wobbles a lot. Not safe to carry kids on your shoulders. Family fun activity by visiting various sections of trails and collect stamps to get completion certificate in the end. Restrooms are available. Coffee shop and souvenirs. Paid parking. Insider tip: if you see big line to purchase at the regular ticket counter you can buy the tickets at coffee shop across the road where you park.
Tasman Ng | Jan 3, 2018
The Canyon Light is amazing for the Christmas time because of that reason it draw lots & lots of people included local and travellers pack in the park. But that is not my reason I gave 3 star is because they need to manage better for the line up to crossing the bridge specially in very cold weather. They should put more heater along the line up to warm up those visitor for waiting a least half an hour. And I heard over someone ask for the staff can they get refund. I like to my kids there specially the Canyon light. But I do really think please do better year after year and put more heater along the line up so that we won't get too cold while we are waiting. If I see they are improved I will give 5 star.
The | Jan 10, 2018
Amazing amazing amazing!!! Highly recommend visiting at least once! And bring a good camera! I think there's always a lot of people so try to go during slow times/season. If you're a tourist, this is definitely one of the places to see. When I went, they were putting up Christmas lights in the trees and it's great. Like I said, bring a good camera because you'll want to take a lot of pictures!
Stephane Gingras | Mar 15, 2018
A great experience only a short drive from Vancouver. It's a little pricey though. I would recommend you visit during the day as at night you will not get a full appreciation for how beautiful the area really is. Even though it is well lit at night you cannot see the tops of the trees. The gift shop had many nice souvenirs and things to eat. A great activity to do as a family. I recently went back during the day and it is a much better experience. The trickling water and seeing the tops of the trees is a way better experience than the light show at night. Such a great natural and beautiful site to visit only minutes from the city.
Jurgita Navi | Apr 1, 2018
Spectacular views and amazing experience. Definitely a must see while in Vancouver! There are other three more suspension bridges in Vancouver, but this one was well worthy the price Simple, easy parking ( but can get rather busy at weekends middays) Once inside you see the major bridge right away. Its cool, safe, and fun, all surrounded by beautiful wild nature-huge trees, roaring river and eagles in the air.. Be prepared to spend couple hours there to walk all around the park. There is a nice walkway within the top of the trees which is incredibly beautiful. Felt like in ferry-tail.
Kitt Kong | Mar 18, 2018
An amazing attraction for nice views and a nature walk. Lovely atmosphere and beautiful shops and areas. The staff was nice and friendly, in the gift shop and around the park. It is a little pricey, but it is a one-time thing. I was told that at night the park would light up in beautiful lights. However, It closed at 6pm when I went and wasn’t able to see the night lights.
Teranze Lam | Apr 6, 2018
Went at right after it opened and it was perfect because there was no one on the suspension or the park during that time! The park itself is a great place to visit. There are a lot of attractions to see. My favorite was the cliff walk which we did at the very end. It's pretty much a suspended walkway they created on the cliffside. The treetop walk was fun as well. Many attractions at this park are very photo worthy. So if you have a nice camera, definitely bring it and take your time with the shots.
Gi Seob Lim | Apr 2, 2018
Didn’t realize how expensive to enter this attraction but if you go here during winter time when they set up the lighting, you will be at the most amazing, the unique, and surreal place in Vancouver. The way they designed those lights are just mind-blowing and every winter time I recommend people to visit here. I felt like I’m walking on the art! When you go there during winter time, make sure you wear sometime warm because it will be cold (well obviously but in case you forget). The suspension bridge is long and nice compared to the one in Lynn canyon which is smaller in every scale. I think they structured this bridge quite well because every year thousands of people visit here and sometimes they throw wedding in the middle of the bridge too (so it must be quite well made!) Parking is available for $5 (fixed price) but if you are coming from downtown, look for the schedule and location for free shuttle! I believe shuttle is available every 15 mins during certain time
Enea Ceolini | May 8, 2018
The Park is really nice! The staff is very helpful and very knowledgeable, guided tour is recommended. It is very close to the city and easily to reach by bus. On the downside the full ticket is quite expensive (50 bucks) given that the full visit does not last very long. The complete tour of the park takes 2 maybe 3 hours, there is a restaurant inside.
Lisa Ketcham | May 9, 2018
Not cheap to get in or eat at, but I think it is worth it. Beautiful setting. Unique adventures. If your not afraid of heights, the suspension bridge, treetop adventure and cliff walk are awesome. Explore the woods across the bridge. Trails and foot bridges take you through lush forest. I had delicious Salmon and salad. There is a gift shop and totem pole and sculpture garden. From the end of November to the end of January they Christmas lights displayed for a magical tour of lights.
Matthew Thomas | Apr 28, 2018
Great fun for the whole family. Has plenty of child friendly sections and activities for them to engage in as well as large group tours that rotate around the park itself. Beautiful spot for photographs, however don't expect to be the only one on the bridge! Fun in the sun, rain or even snow. A lot of different facts, poems and quotes when you are in the park section to read as you walk among the trees.
Cliff Estel | Apr 20, 2018
This was an amazing place! The day that I went it was raining but it gave a misty rainforest quality to everything. The best part of the main suspension bridge was the view. It is hard to believe this park is just 20 min from downtown Vancouver. Make sure to plan enough time (about 2 hours is good). I really liked the cliff walk which is a narrow walkway bolted right into the side of the cliff. Great views. A definite must see for any nature enthusiast
N N | May 28, 2018
Super fun activity for kids and adults. The cliff walk, suspension bridge and the tree house walk is awesome and worth of the money. The suspension bridge walk is thrilling and one should be ready for swings in midst of the bridge. Eating options are good and especially the ice cream/coffee option post crossing the bridge is rewarding. Tree walk is a great experience for kids. Parking is a nightmare and prefer shuttles or drops if possible. Else be ready to do street parking on nearby locations. Souvenirs shops are good with plenty of items, costly as usual. 3-4 hours should be good enough for the entire trip.
Jeff Goldband | May 22, 2018
We were there on what seemed like a less busy day which was nice. It was a lot of fun to walk around the paths and learn a few interesting facts about the bridge and the forest around it. The gift shop had plenty of selection and the staff was very nice. Free buses to and from downtown Vancouver is a very nice touch. Added bonus was the bathrooms (see pictures) which were clean and NOT nasty outhouses. Highly recommended, the park AND the bathrooms!! ;-)
Xiao Wu | Jun 3, 2018
It is a very fun park to visit! Every day, there are free shuttles leaving from Canada Place very 15 min and it takes about 20 min to get to the park. There are many fun activities for kids and adults. You can easily spent an entire half day there. The park is also very educational! Highly recommend as a family friendly destination to visit!
Julianne Courtois | May 29, 2018
Wow! What a lookout! 😃 I was a little reluctant about the entrance fee, but I now understand the reasons for it! A lot of effort is made to improve and care for the site. Everything is nice, clean and safe. The tree walk is really nice and fun, as well as the suspension bridge and scenic walkway. Spent many hours on the site, there is a lot to see and enjoy. A must see, if you are visiting Vancouver!
Kelly Rogers | Jul 12, 2018
Fun place to explore on a sunny afternoon. VERY busy on weekends though. I’d definitely try and go on a weekday, or very early in the day. There was lines for everything. Also, the parking was full. Luckily there’s an overflow lot, but it’s quite far. It’s nice that they have a shuttle going to and from.
Julia Moore | Jul 11, 2018
The bridge and the tree park was so awesome. The attraction is well taken care of, and my friends and I really enjoyed the ice cream. The engineering of this whole entire park is incredible; there are no bolts or anything holding the bridge down. There is a free shuttle that goes to the bridge from a couple places around Vancouver, so that is really awesome, especially because we didn't have a car when we took our trip to Canada. I felt that the adult prices were a little expensive, but we got student tickets with our student ID's, so I can't complain too much. I recommend buying your tickets online to avoid waiting in line. We did have to wait in line to cross the bridge for at least 25 minutes, which we didn't have a problem with, but we didn't like that it was so crowded on the bridge. People were being herded like cattle, and I didn't feel like we got to enjoy the walk as much. I know that isn't a problem that can really be fixed, but it was still a downfall. But then again, if you are going to pay for only one touristy thing in Vancouver, and you don't want to spend a fortune for your whole family, I would tell you to go here.
Jordan Franks | Jul 10, 2018
Beautiful place with lots to do! The bridge itself is a good size and is a cool experience. It was surprising how much it swayed back and forth but honestly I liked it and felt it had added to the adventure and experience. Once across the park there is so much beautiful wild life to see through the trails and even a tree top walking adventure which was cool as well! Try to go during off peak hours as it can get insanely busy here. Must check out the birds of prey and also the cliff walk!!
ANTONY R.P. | Jul 17, 2018
Wonderful adventure. Treetop adventure cliff walk and the suspension bridge is really amazing. It's a different way of relaxation. The pond also is good to watch the fish catching birds. Price is about 47 cad. There are lots for your camera to capture. It is good to visit during the monsoon.
Josh Moody | Aug 3, 2018
What a great place!! First off I was a little shocked with the price but after spending about 2.5 hours exploring It was totally worth the money spent. It was a great family stop. The facilities were in great condition, the staff were excellent. Overall great experience. Parking was a struggle had to make a few laps around the block but we got parked. Parking staff were also good. Gift shops were nice. They have ice cream and lots other sweets available along with clothing. Both the walk across the bridge and cliff walk were great. If you have children you can do a little scavenger hunt also.
A. Alejandro Guerrero | Aug 4, 2018
It's a great place to visit. It's the most high and long suspension bridge. Very crowded, but really worth what you paid. I like the Treetops, those are awesome, suspension bridges between the trees. The totems poles are also fantastic. They have short trials and beautiful views. After visit this place I highly recommend to visit the Lynn canyon that is totally free and you can swim.
Alan Riley | Aug 7, 2018
Fantastic attraction. Despite other reviews, closed-toed shoes aren't required, but may be helpful on a wet day. There is a lot of walking involved (if you want to explore everything) so just be smart about footwear. Make sure to get the activity map up front that the kids can stamp st various stations as they tromp around. Pro tip: get change for the city bus stop just outside that will take you 10 minutes up the mountain to Grouse Mountain gondola which is another cool site full of activities.
Elisa Johnston | Aug 13, 2018
A little expensive much, especially when Lynn bridge is down the road and free. But with twilight prices being cheaper, and the cool tree walk, Jr ranger books, history stuff and about totem poles...it ended up being a good long experience that was really positive. Would def. recommend if you like nature or your kids do and you can splurge. However, you might get something similar and replicatable elsewhere by putting together history and nature and exploring other places.
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