The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is found in Vancouver, BC. This park was really fun, but man was it crowded. We went on a Wednesday morning; I can’t even imagine how packed it would be on a weekend. The park has fun play structures for kids, live animal shows, some fish ponds, and of course, lots of suspended bridges.
Just after entering the park you will cross the longest of Capilano’s suspension bridges. This particular bridge is so twisty it is hard to walk without holding the railing. It spans a large canyon with a small river at the bottom. It’s a beautiful view and fun to feel yourself get thrown around as all the other people contribute to the bridge rocking.
There is a whole ewok village bridge system in the “treetop adventure” portion of the park. There are 7 of these bridges all connected by eagle’s nest structures around giant Douglas Fir trees. I suggest you make your way along the treetop adventure when there is a lull in traffic.
The other really cool bridge at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is the Cliffwalk bridge. This semi-circle shaped bridge juts out from the side of a cliff. This bridge doesn’t sway at all, but is still a little nerve racking with how high above the canyon floor you are. There are a few spots along this walk that have plexiglass floors so you can really feel that vertigo feeling from the height.
While visiting Vancouver you may also want to take the Sea To Sky Highway which runs from Vancouver to Whistler. This is a gorgeous drive with great viewpoints. It’s really neat because the road is built right into the side of a cliff. It looks like you are driving in a Mazda commercial, “zoom zoom,” winding and hugging the cliff on the edge of the ocean.