Capilano Suspension Bridge

The longest (450 feet) and highest suspended foot bridge in the world is the area's oldest tourist attraction.

Visitors look down at the forest below Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver

To explore a few other places where Vancouverites enjoy walking, drive north over the Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This wooden suspension bridge with its "Rainforest Adventure" is an unusual destination. Originally constructed in 1889 high above the Capilano River, the rebuilt wooden walking bridge is huge and sways ever so slightly in the wind. But visitors should swallow their fear and walk across its planks to see the magnificent view of the forest and river 250 feet below. The hesitant should take note: In 1999, a 17-month old infant fell from her mother's arms and miraculously survived a 154-foot plunge into the trees below.

The award-winning Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the enormous evergreens taking you up to 100 feet above the forest floor is breathtaking but it's the heart-stopping, new cantilevered "Cliffwalk" — attached to just 16 anchor points along a granite precipice–that will take your breath away. Don't miss it! Various First Nations artifacts and totems are also on view on the Capilano Suspension Bridge grounds. A few miles away is the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge. It's every bit as awe-inspiring as the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and it's free.

Photo by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Tourism Vancouver

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3735 Capilano Rd. Vancouver BC V7R 4J1 Canada


604-985-7474 Attraction’s Website

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