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Capilano Suspension Bridge

One of Vancouver’s most popular attractions offers a unique perspective on nature and is just a few minutes from the city center.

Walk among the treetops of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and test your nerves as you make your way along a narrow 450 feet-long (137 meters) suspended walkway, 230 feet (70 meters) above the Capilano River. 

The first bridge here was a rickety structure of cedar planks and hemp rope, and was built in 1889 by Scottish civil engineer George Grant Mackay to provide access to his forestland.  Since then, the rope has been replaced with steel cables that are strong enough to hold the weight of 1300 average-sized people.

Your trek includes the platforms of the Cliffwalk, the park’s newest attraction. This suspended walkway juts out from the granite cliff and takes you through rainforest vegetation offering aerial views of the canyon below. 

Glass panels have been built into the walkway floor at some of the highest elevations, allowing spectacular views of the tops of trees just inches below.
There are more bridges and walkways at the Treetops Adventure attraction that take you from Douglas fir to Douglas fir, with some of these magnificent trees reaching as high as 100 feet (30 meters) above the forest floor. 

When you’re ready to come down to earth the park has a number of other ground-based attractions. Take a guided tour through the rainforest and learn about the indigenous peoples’ connection with the region at the First Nations Cultural Center. Another interesting attraction is the Totem Park with its collection of colorful story poles.  These totems have been here since the 1930s when First Nations people were invited to display them in the grounds near the suspension bridge, and they have been kept in their original condition. 

There’s plenty of parking at Capilano Park, or catch a shuttle from many hotels and locations throughout Vancouver. 


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Lodging Near Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Super Clean 4 Bedroom House for Hiking, Skiing and Biking Lovers
Super Clean 4 Bedroom House for Hiking, Skiing and Biking Lovers

Super Clean 4 Bedroom House for Hiking, Skiing and Biking Lovers

, North Vancouver
     
    4.7
    of 5, from 10 reviews
    0.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in District of North Vancouver, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Capilano Suspension Bridge, Capilano Mall, and Park Royal. Centennial Theatre and Lion's Gate Bridge are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    ThistleDown House $201
    ThistleDown House

    ThistleDown House

    3910 Capilano Road, District of North Vancouver
       
      4.8
      of 5, from 127 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in District of North Vancouver, this romantic bed & breakfast is close to Capilano Suspension Bridge, Capilano Mall, and Park Royal. Local attractions also include Grouse Mountain and Centennial Theatre.

      Grouse Inn $119
      Grouse Inn

      Grouse Inn

      1633 Capilano Rd, District of North Vancouver
         
        3.2
        of 5, from 1,870 reviews
        2.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in District of North Vancouver, this motel is close to Park Royal, Stanley Park, and Capilano Suspension Bridge. Also nearby are Capilano Mall and Lion's Gate Bridge.

        Travelodge by Wyndham Vancouver Lions Gate $125
        Travelodge by Wyndham Vancouver Lions Gate

        Travelodge by Wyndham Vancouver Lions Gate

        2060 Marine Dr, District of North Vancouver
           
          3.1
          of 5, from 1,738 reviews
          2.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in District of North Vancouver, this motel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Park Royal and within 3 mi (5 km) of Stanley Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge. Capilano Mall and Ambleside Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          North Vancouver Hotel $103
          North Vancouver Hotel

          North Vancouver Hotel

          1800 Capilano Rd, District of North Vancouver
             
            3.7
            of 5, from 1,658 reviews
            2.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in District of North Vancouver, this motel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Park Royal and within 3 mi (5 km) of Stanley Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge. Capilano Mall and Lion's Gate Bridge are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            New! 1BR North Vancouver House Near Recreational Center!
            New! 1BR North Vancouver House Near Recreational Center!

            New! 1BR North Vancouver House Near Recreational Center!

            , North Vancouver
               
              5.0
              of 5, from 4 reviews
              0.0 out of 5.0

              Located in the heart of District of North Vancouver, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Capilano Suspension Bridge, Capilano Mall, and Centennial Theatre. Waterfront Park and Lions Gate Hospital are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Best Western Capilano Inn & Suites $106
              Best Western Capilano Inn & Suites

              Best Western Capilano Inn & Suites

              1634 Capilano Road, District of North Vancouver
                 
                3.7
                of 5, from 557 reviews
                2.5 out of 5.0

                Situated in District of North Vancouver, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Park Royal and within 3 mi (5 km) of Stanley Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge. Capilano Mall and Lion's Gate Bridge are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                2 BR Home on North Shore $156
                2 BR Home on North Shore

                2 BR Home on North Shore

                1114 Clements Avenue, District of North Vancouver
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in District of North Vancouver, this vacation home is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Capilano Suspension Bridge and within 9 mi (15 km) of Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park. Granville Island Public Market and Canada Place are also within 9 mi (15 km).