Explore the Capilano Suspension Bridge

Canada Capilano Suspension Bridge

Added by Ian Tyley

This unique suspension bridge offers scenic forest views just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver. 

This is a great place to visit to get a feeling for the outdoors of Canada. The bridge is a little scary when a lot of people are walking across, but it is well worth the look.

Measuring 140 m (460 ft) long, the bridge crosses over the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and sits 70 m (230 ft) above the river.

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Beginner

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3 months ago

Go on a Weekday for a Better Experience, or during bad weather

This place is very cool and the ticket is worth it if you are a BC resident because you can get an annual pass for the ticket price. The place is waaaay too crowded on weekends however, and I would say that Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is cooler. However, Capilano suspension Bridge and the park is still pretty awesome and worth checking out! Best to come when it is pouring rain or on a weekday when less tourists are around.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Good For Exercise, The View Is Okay, But Very Crowded And Not What I Expected

I highly anticipated visiting here on my second vacation to BC because of all the breathtaking photographs I've seen of this place. However, unless you go there first thing in the morning, it becomes incredibly crowded and not as enjoyable. We walked all of the surrounding trails, including the tree-top bridges where we ran into a quite annoying bunch of teens that thought it amusing to jump on each bridge, scaring my friend. I wish there were more employees to deter this behavior. Perhaps I would visit again if there were less people, but I don't think it would be worth it any other time of day. I will have to say though, as someone from out of town, I was very satisfied with the gift shop selections and I'm not much of a souvenir person. I got a much needed pair of gloves and hat that felt authentic to Canadian style without being overtly so.

3 months ago

4 months ago

Cool spot, but go early!

Slightly over-hyped in my opinion but if you're in Vancouver area this is still a place you should see at least once. Don't get me wrong, this is a stunning bridge and area but the cost and crowds can be less than ideal. If anything, aim to be there first thing in the morning.

4 months ago

6 months ago

Cool, but pricey for what you get.

Pretty awesome little spot just outside town. Sort of lame that it costs money.

6 months ago

7 months ago

Wouldn't Go Back...

I would skip this one and head over to Lynn Canyon instead - free and beautifully l in comparison.

7 months ago

8 months ago

Awesome bridge, and more!

This is a must-do in Vancouver. My expectations were high but it was WAY cooler than I expected. The bridge itself is definitely what pulls the crowds, but the Cliff Walk and the Treetop Adventure were both awesome as well. I went on a weekday and it was still pretty crowded until the last hour they were open. Around 7pm most people had left and I was able to shoot some solo photos of the bridge. I would go right when they open or a few hours before they close if you want to avoid the crowds. Give yourself plenty of time because there is a lot to do here!

8 months ago

9 months ago

Beautiful and fun attraction

When we were visiting, Vancouver was having a really bad storm that wiped out power some parts of the city. Unfortunately (but good thing for us!), one of the spots that was hit with no power was the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and admission was half price. Surprisingly it was still crowded! We waited about 30 - 40 minutes in line to pay for our admission tickets. The office had to manually charge people, writing out receipts and accepting cash. Finally we got in and enjoyed walking across the packed bridge. Unique attraction!! I've never really been on a suspension bridge before, so this was neat. Gorgeous area, hands down. We explored the area after crossing the bridge -- walking through the treetop exhibit. That was another fun thing to do. Great place to bring the family and just explore for an hour or two. Super crowded though. Another great place to experience a suspension bridge is up in Squamish at the Sea to Sky Gondola.

9 months ago

11 months ago

☺️

Perfect for a calm afternoon

11 months ago

about 1 year ago

Beautiful area!

Despite my fear of heights, I absolutely loved the views that the bridge offers! Really enjoyed the Treetop Adventures and the chance to walk amongst the old Douglas Fir trees.

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

Be among the tree tops!

Love this park. Don't be afraid to go in the rain! Rain often means much less crowds and more of the park to yourself! During the winter months they introduce "Canyon Lights" and the whole park is decorated with Christmas lights...so beautiful!

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Beautiful

Super beautiful bridge. There's also a cliff walk (suspension-like bridges alongside the cliffs) and a treetop trek (suspension bridges between the treetops). I love how this area has been protected and not overrun by the expanding city. Pretty accessible, the shuttle from downtown runs frequently and is good. Prices are $37.95 for adult, $30.95 (Kids 13 – 16 is $24.95, kids 6-12 $12.00, kids under 6 are free) BC Residents: Show your BC ID (or proof of residency) at the Guest Services on the way out and they will turn your ticket into an annual pass for free! Four stars only because it can get so ridiculously crowded. I highly recommend early in the morning, especially on weekends. PHOTOGRAPHERS: try to catch that morning golden hour when it opens!

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

The bridge is great and definitely worth the trip, but so is the surrounding regional park. Hike up the Capilano River and explore the variety of trails.

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Be sure to check out the bridge on a weekday or early on the weekend. When I went in the summer, it was pretty crowded. Also, there's a shuttle you can take to/from downtown.

over 1 year ago

Added by Ian Tyley

Growing up meters from the beach it was no surprise that my love for photography began in and around the ocean.
 
 My consistent drive to get up every morning is fueled by the excitement and enjoyment of capturing visionary photographs of things that inspire me, whilst having a ton of fun along the way.
 
 I love the feeling adventure photography has given me, to explore new places and strive to capture the outdoors. I hope to inspire people through my work.

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