Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the more visited adventure destinations located in the North Vancouver, BC, Canada region. It is very commercial, developed and therefore it is a paid admission park.
The central highlight of the 11 hectare (27 acre) park is the 136 metre (446 feet) hanging suspension bridge which spans across a deep gorge canyon 70 metres (230 feet) high above the Capilano River.
The suspension bridge is also one of the oldest attractions in the North Vancouver, British Columbia region. It was first constructed 1889 by a gentleman by the name of George Grant Mackay. Since the late 1800s the bridge has been reconstructed, repaired and often tweaked many times over on many occasions.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is more than a one show wonder. There are other attractions to enjoy once in the park including rainforest eco tours, westcoast gardens, totem poles, cliff walk tours, tree top adventure and First Nation exhibits and performances.
The totem pole gallery is one of the largest private collections in North America. First Nation groups often put on performances in their traditional clothes and masks telling stories through ceremonial dance.
The Living Forest is an exhibit detailing the environment and the survival instincts of British Columbia rainforest. There are interactive displays, interpretive signs and displays.
On the far side of the Capilano Suspension Bridge are a series of hiking trails. The trails explore the forest and the canyon cliffs. The trails can be slippery and muddy as you are hiking in a rainforest environment. Be careful.
Services in the park include an information centre, gift store, restaurant, interpretive tour guides and washrooms.