Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Completes A Vancouver Getaway


The city of Vancouver, British Columbia is a one of a kind destination in the Pacific Northwest. It really does have it all in terms of food, activities, culture, and accommodations. It also has one attraction in particular that your whole family is sure to love, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

There has been a Capilano Suspension Bridge since the late 1800s. It was first simply a way to cross the deep ravine found there but eventually would become an early 1900s tourist attraction. Over the years, the bridge was improved and changed, continuing always to offer the experience of a thrilling crossing surrounded by the beauty of nature. When you go there today, make sure to bring both your sense of adventure as well as your camera.

Today, numerous expansions have led the Capilano Suspension Bridge to now be the main attraction of the larger Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Your family is sure to love crossing the bridge 230 feet above the river below. The view up and down the canyon, as well as the experience of being out on a cable supported walkway, are sure to stay with them for a very long time.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is also home to an attraction they dub, Cliffwalk. Cliffwalk is another cable supported walkway, this time across the face of a granite cliff, that gets your adrenaline going. The cantilevered bridges, walkways, platforms, and stairs are a true engineering marvel. You can enjoy this feature of the park both for the view you get as well as the mental exercise of figuring out just how it is all put together.

Kids and adults both like the Treetops Adventure portion of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. This feature sits on the opposite side of the river from where you park and consists of walkways and staircases that lead you up for a canopy walk through the top of the forest. Kids especially love seeing the forest the way a bird or squirrel would normally get to. Some of the trees your family will be walking amongst are over 1200 years old.

When you go to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park you will be treated to other park features too, including a story center, totem pole display, guided history and nature tours, and a number of walking path. The youngsters will love the opportunity for fun they have there and will never even suspect that they’re also learning something at the same time. Adults will enjoy Capilano Suspension Bridge Park too, both for what is there as well as the joy they see in their kids faces.

Vancouver is an excellent city to visit in the northwest and if you go there, make sure to treat your family to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

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