Visit Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Review
A visit to Vancouver means a trip to the Capilano Suspension Bridge to spend the day gazing at the surrounding areas and staring awestruck at this manmade masterpiece.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has much more than just the bridge itself, but most people want to experience this first. It’s almost like they need to work their nerve up before heading over to the remaining attractions.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge has seen millions of footsteps since 1889, when it was originally created. It is surrounded, like most of the other sections of the park, by lush gardens and every sound from nature you can imagine.
When you and your family pay the park a visit, you will definitely agree that this is one of the most incredible things to do in Vancouver Canada. No matter where you are on the bridge, you will immediately feel the majesty of the construction and feel the inspiration of the original builders.
This is especially true if you happen to arrive during the winter months, when between November and January, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is decorated with hundreds of brilliant lights. It is truly a sight to behold. In addition, with the lights leading the way, you can really, finally understand the size and length.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is not the only section of the park to receive an adornment of lights. Both the Cliffwalk and the Rainforest also receive their share of decorations. It actually transforms the entire area into a winter wonderland filled with twinkling magic.
Often compared with the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Capilano is far more expansive and older. The suspension bridge in Lynn Canyon was built during 1912 and is a mere 50 meters above the canyon. Capilano is almost twice as high, measuring 70 meters high.
Not to say that other suspension bridges, like the Lynn Canyon should not be recognized, but there is none other that can compare to one of the mind blowing Vancouver landmarks, like Capilano.
This is one of the top places to visit in Canada, and in addition to walking the span of the Capilano Bridge; other activities include the Cliffwalk, which is a maze of bridges, platforms and stairs. Get your adrenaline pumping while traversing this awesome structure with on 16 points anchored into the cliff.
Another thrilling activity is the Treetops Adventure, where those brave enough are treated to a heart-pumping walk among the trees, where they receive a view from 100 feet high. In total, there are 7 bridges that are all joined together and intertwined within dozens of Douglas fir trees. There are also trips to be had in the Living Forest, where this ecosystem has been intricately preserved. Tours include views of the Rainforest Canopy along with the true Spirit of the living Rainforest itself.
There is also a special tour, just for the children, called Cap Kids. Here they receive a hands on experience filled with education of the rainforest that includes collecting information and research. Once all of the steps are completed, the kids receive a badge.