I feel extremely lucky to live so close to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It is a breathtaking to say the least.
I could probably not write one more word and just show pictures to you of the Capliano Suspension Bridge and you would want to be going. I will write a few words though, but first a picture.
There is enormous history to the Capliano Suspension Bridge that starts back in 1888 when “George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer and land developer, arrived in the young city of Vancouver in Canada. Mackay purchased 6,000 acres of dense forest on either side of Capilano River and built a cabin on the very edge of the canyon wall. The bridge, and Mackay’s cabin, became a popular destination for adventurous friends, dubbed Capilano Tramps. After his death, the hemp rope bridge was replaced by a wire cable bridge in 1903.”
You can read more about the History of the Capilano Suspension Bridge on their Official Website under History.
You can also check out all the Awards that the Capliano Suspension Bridge has won.
I keep saying Capliano Suspension Bridge, but there is more to this attraction than a breathtaking Bridge.
“Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. Since then much has been added to the twenty-seven acre park. CLIFFWALK is the park’s newest attraction – a cantilevered walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon. Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor, offers a unique squirrel’s eye perspective of the forest. Guided nature tours, the Kids’ Rainforest Explorer program and the Living Forest exhibit enhance this unique rainforest encounter. Enjoy musical entertainment and First Nations culture. Take photos at the Totem Park and with the Capilano Tramps. Top it off with a visit to the gift shop full of quality merchandise from all over Canada and great homemade fudge! It’s all in a day’s fun at Capilano Suspension Bridge.”
Make sure you check out the Capilano Suspension Bridge’s Hours & Rates.
If you are a Resident of BC then you have to make sure to take a look at the deal that is just for you……….
BC residents enjoy all of the benefits of a yearly Membership for just the price of one day’s admission (see rates below)!
BC Membership includes:
Free, unlimited admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge for one full year
10% off at the attraction’s Trading Post Gift Shop
10% off food and beverage at Canyon Cafe, Loggers’ Grill and Bridge House Restaurant
15% off admission for all accompanying guests when you return for your second visit
Access to special events throughout the year, including the first two weeks of Canyon Lights and Canada Day Click here for dates and times
Special rates* at Cathedral Mountain Lodge and Moraine Lake Lodge
* Subject to availability. Membership information required at time of booking.
Adult ………………………………… $29.95
Senior (65+) ………………………. $27.95
Student (17+ and with ID) ……. $23.75
Youth (13 – 16) ……………………. $18.75
Child (6 – 12) ………………………. $10.00
Child under 6 …………………….. FREE
Memberships available at Guest Services. Please present valid B.C. photo ID at time of purchase and on subsequent visits. Must be purchased the same day of visit.
“* Rates are subject to HST and are quoted in Canadian Funds. Rates subject to change. ** Please note: the suspension bridge is not wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair access is restricted to the east side of the park only; as such, visitors in wheelchairs receives complimentary admission into the park, to enjoy attractions such as the Totem Park, Story Centre, Kia’palano and The Trading Post.”
Courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge, we are giving away to one lucky fan, 4 Day Passes to the Capliano Suspension Bridge. There will be no expiry on the tickets. The tickets WILL NOT be valid for any of the Canyon Lights Events or any other Charity event.
Please note that the contest is open to residents of Canada and the USA who are over the age of 18. However, the prize is for 4 Day Passes and does not include your accommodation, food or transportation to the attraction. The tickets are also non-transferable and the winner cannot take cash or exchange the tickets for any other item including a credit. Therefore, please only enter the contest if you wish to win the 4 Day Passes to the Capilano Suspension Bridge.