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Visited: July 5, 1995 & September 14, 2015
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Totem Poles: You can find these everywhere in Canada!
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.”
- Come before 11am or after 3pm when the park is less crowded.
- Free wi-fi in the park!
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