Capilano Suspension Bridge


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Scottish engineer George Mackay extended a rope and plank bridge 137m (450ft) over the Capilano River in 1889 with the help of two men and a team of horses. Natives called it 'the laughing bridge' because of the noise it made in the wind. In 1903 the rope was replaced with steel cables, and the bridge soon became a tourist magnet. It's perfectly safe, but if you're scared of heights or don't enjoy the sensation of walking on jelly-legs 70m (230ft) above a raging torrent, bear in mind it doesn't take many people to make the bridge sway quite alarmingly. The admission price includes a pedestrian historical exhibit, totem poles, and the chance to chat with native carvers. On the other side of the bridge there is an interpretative centre, attractive trails and walkways. The highlight is the Treetops Adventure, an elevated platform that leads you through a series of trees 33m (100ft) above the forest floor. There's also a restaurant, café and souvenir shop.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge details

3735 Capilano Road

Area Vancouver

Transport SeaBus Lonsdale Quay, then bus 236.

Telephone 604 985 7474

Capilano Suspension Bridge website

Open daily; phone or check website for hours.

Admission $26.95; $8.30-$24.95 reductions; free under-6s.

Comments & ratings 3/5 (Average of 15 ratings)