Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Visited: July 5, 1995 & September 14, 2015

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Description: A park in Vancouver famous for their suspension bridge, cliffwalk and tree tops.

Price: See pricing and hours here.

Duration: 1-3 hours

Difficulty: Easy, if you are not afraid of heights.

Wildlife: Very friendly squirrels

Parking: Lot. Parking is $5 CAD. Valid for 4 hours!

Best time to go: Anytime, avoid summers to avoid crowds

Bring: Camera, water


Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the most popular attractions in Vancouver, Canada. This bridge can support 96 full grown elephants so you can feel pretty safe crossing this bridge. The bridge does not only induce your fear of heights, you can also get a wonderful sense of BC’s history, culture and nature.

Things to do:

  • Suspension Bridge: Built in 1889, this suspension bridges is 450 feet long and 230 feet high.
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Left: Linda’s first visit July 1995. Right: Alice’s first visit 20 years later in Sept 2015!
  • Cliffwalk: Built in 2011, the cliffwalk is the newest attraction in this park. Alice was able to check this out when she visited. She found the cliffwalk way more thrilling and heart pumping than the suspension bridge. The narrow sections and glass walk ways can give you a claustrophobic feeling. But as a HikeSnob, she trucked right through it.

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  • Treetop Adventures: A series of seven suspension bridges high above the Douglas fir tree tops. These short bridges are connected to 250 year old firs that take you 110 feet high.

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  • Totem Poles: You can find these everywhere in Canada!

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Despite the fact that locals call this place a tourist trap, it’s definitely worth checking out if you are in the area and have never been. In the end, “every experience, good or bad, is a priceless collector’s item.”


@HikeSnobs Tips:

  • Come before 11am or after 3pm when the park is less crowded.
  • Free wi-fi in the park!

Comments? Questions? Suggestions? Leave us a message below!

6 thoughts on “Capilano Suspension Bridge

  1. We visited this in 2010 and loved it! We were moving to Alaska at the time so we had our dog with us and were super surprised/thrilled that it was a park that actually allowed dogs. I would love to go back eventually and see the cliff walk and Lynn Canyon, which we didn’t know about until later too.

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