Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Capilano Suspension BridgeCapilano Suspension Bridge

A couple of weeks ago I went to Capilano Suspension Bridge with a cousin in town from Toronto. It is the first time I’ve been there in many many years, and I was quite pleasantly surprised.

I have many wonderful memories of Capilano Suspension Bridge from growing up in Vancouver. Over the last 10 years, it’s undergone a serious facelift. Part of me was very sad about this, and my last trip there (several years ago) I was sad to see the park so much more manicured. However, this latest trip I saw it with new eyes. For one reason, the changes have had a chance to “grow in” and, while it’s still rather a manicured adventure, I can appreciate it for that. Yes, it’s tourist-y, and yes it’s geared to families, but I think there’s something for everyone.

The second thing that really impressed me was the Treetops Adventure attraction. This takes the suspension bridge theme into the treetops, with suspension bridges up to 100ft off the ground, suspended in the trees. It’s done in a way that does no damage whatsoever to the trees, and even keep them strong and healthy (or so the signs said). We were there on a quiet day and had the whole treetop area to ourselves. It was a very unique way to experience the forest!

BC Residents can get a full-year pass for the price of one admission to the park. Not bad! Sadly, I didn’t know this before going to the park and, despite saying I was from BC, was not offered it at the ticket kiosk.

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4 Responses to “Capilano Suspension Bridge”

  1. Tyler Ingram says:

    Last time I went to the bridge it must have been at least 12 yrs ago. The treetop adventure was not there. I don’t think I would be willing to pay to go back.

    I like the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge. Not as long but it has a more scariness too it because it is narrower and the side rails are not as high. They go just a bit past my hips at the center point of the bridge. The waterfall you see from it is also pretty impressive.

    I think I just dont like how much of a tourist place the Capilano bridge has become *shrug*

    But I do recommend it to people who have not been before. After look at going to Lynn Valley too :)

  2. [...] Arieanna gives a good tip for us BC residents who may visit Capilano Suspension Bridge. Check it out! On a side note, I kind of prefer Lynn Canyon and their suspension bridge [...]

  3. arieanna says:

    I think I prefer Lynn Valley too – we’re hikers, so we like to go off-trail. But I can see the value in both kinds of places.

  4. Andrea Caesar on Behalf of Capilano Suspension Bridge says:

    I really enjoyed reading this post and comments underneath re: Capilano. The honesty and feedback is very valued and taken to heart! As a member of the marketing team it’s feedback like this that helps us go in the right direction. PS. Big personal fan of blogaholic!

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