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Capilano Suspension Bridge
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Capilano Suspension Bridge showing forest scenes, a suspension bridge or treetop walkway and landscape views

Exhilarating walkways with stunning views of nature at its finest, make this one of Vancouver's most visited attractions, just minutes away from the city.

Trek through the treetops at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where you can cross the forest on a narrow 137-metre long suspended walkway, a test of nerves 70 metres above the rushing waters of the Capilano River.

Built by Scottish civil engineer George Grant Mackay in 1889, the first bridge here was made of hemp ropes with a cedar plank deck, granting rickety access to this forestland. Since then, the bridge had been completely rebuilt using steel cables strong enough to hold the weight of around 1300 people.

The park also features Treetops Adventure, a web of walkways built around the mid-section of 1300-year old Douglas firs, offering visitors a squirrel's eye view of the magnificent trees from as high as 30 metres above the forest floor. Its newest attraction, Cliffwalk, snakes around a granite cliff, taking you on a nerve-tingling journey through rainforest vegetation while your eyes feast on aerial views of the canyon below. Peer at the tops of trees just centimetres below your feet through glass panels built into the walkway floor at some of the highest elevations.

When you've had your fill of jaw-dropping views from the top, climb back down for the park's other interesting ground-based activities. Take a guided tour through the rainforest, or discover more about the indigenous people and their connection with the region at the First Nations Cultural Center. Adding a colourful history to Capilano is the Totem Park, featuring a collection of story poles dating back to the 1930s when Mac MacEachran invited local First Nations to place their story poles there. The poles have been well-maintained in their original condition ever since.

There’s plenty of parking at Capilano Park, while a free shuttle services many hotels and locations throughout Vancouver.

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ThistleDown House
ThistleDown House
4 out of 5
3910 Capilano Road, District of North Vancouver, BC
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Located in Edgemont, this romantic bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Capilano River Regional Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge. Park Royal and Grouse ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (165 reviews)
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"We enjoyed our stay -- comfy bed with nice linens, very clean, elegant breakfast, and great location. Although it is not an isolated home (neighbors are close), once inside it feels very cozy and relaxing. Short walk to Capilano suspension bridge and short drive (5 mins) up to Grouse Mountain. We ..."

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Capilano Forest Little House
Capilano Forest Little House
3.5 out of 5
4356 Capilano Rd, District of North Vancouver, BC
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Located in Canyon Heights, this guesthouse is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Capilano Suspension Bridge and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Grouse Mountain. Park Royal and Capilano ...
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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs8,102 per night from 2 May to 2 May
Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (2,493 reviews)
"We really enjoyed the outside deck dining as restaurants or shut down during the time we were there. Overall the staff both at the front desk, D room service and the serving staff were very nice and accommodating."

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2021

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8 Oct 2019

My opinion is it is very expensive and you really need to spend about 4 hrs minimum here. So not suitable for a 1-3 hr half day visit.

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21 Apr 2019

Go early to avoid the crowds

5/5 - Excellent

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18 Apr 2019

Get there early when it opens as it gets busy, very quickly. Then take a taxi to Grouse Mountain , it’s about 15 minutes away from the suspension bridge. Another beautiful location

4/5 - Good

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18 Apr 2019

Expensive (over $can 100 for family of four) for what is really only a couple of hours of experience, but you're only here once

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ThistleDown House
ThistleDown House
4 out of 5
3910 Capilano Road, District of North Vancouver, BC
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Capilano Forest Little House
Capilano Forest Little House
3.5 out of 5
4356 Capilano Rd, District of North Vancouver, BC
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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs8,102 per night from 2 May to 2 May
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North Vancouver Hotel
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2 out of 5
1800 Capilano Rd, District of North Vancouver, BC
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Travelodge by Wyndham Vancouver Lions Gate
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Cozy 3bdr in North Vancouver
Cozy 3bdr in North Vancouver
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1233 West 22 Street, District of North Vancouver, BC
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SureStay Hotel by Best Western North Vancouver Capilano
SureStay Hotel by Best Western North Vancouver Capilano
2.5 out of 5
1634 Capilano Road, District of North Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs4,616 per night from 24 Apr to 24 Apr
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
1748 Capilano Road, District of North Vancouver, BC
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