Capilano Suspension Bridge: An Iconic Vancouver Attraction
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One of Vancouver’s most popular attractions is the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Capilano is not for the faint of heart or those who afraid of heights, but if you love a good photo opportunity as well as being in nature, a visit there is a must! I have been going to Capilano Suspension Bridge since I was a child usually on field trips with school. I hadn’t been since I was a child but over the last few years I’ve gone several times to see new additions to the park.
I’m not afraid of heights, just needed to stay steady for photo :)
Treetops Adventures, added in 2004, is seven suspension bridges attached to 200 plus year old Douglas fir trees. Here you are taken up 110 from ground to give you a different aspect and view of the park. The platforms are attached in a way that they can adjust with growth and no damage is done to the trees.
Cliffwalk is the latest addition to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, added in 2011. They are walkways that are attached to granite cliffs that give you views of the park that were previously unseen.
Some find it touristy but to a Vancouver local (at heart), I always make time to visit. There’s something special about the place and kids love it. I came here on Christmas Eve with my family and my nephews loved it. It can get quite busy so getting a solo shot in the bridge is something you’d have to do when the park opens. (I have yet to get that shot!)
Have a look at my photos of Capilano Suspension Bridge during my different visits:
Viewing areas over the canyon
Cliffwalk and suspension bridge in the background
Photo courtesy of Flickr
I can never say no to ice cream :)
Some photos from Canyon Lights, which is when the park is decorated in Christmas lights, usually late November through the New Year.
Capilano Suspension Bridge at Christmas time
*If you can prove your BC residency, you get a year pass with your entrance admission. What a great deal!!*
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**Many thanks to Capilano Suspension Bridge for this hospitality. As always, opinions stated are solely my own.**
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