3 tips for Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is Vancouver’s oldest tourist attraction and welcomes nearly one million visitors each year. We tried three of the park’s attractions: the namesake Capilano Suspension Bridge; the Cliffwalk, which is a glass-floored walkway that follows the cliffside; and Treetops Adventure, a series of suspension bridges high above the forest floor.

Tip #1:

We recommend taking the roundtrip free shuttle, which was punctual, clean, and comfortable. The driver entertained us with facts and commentary about Vancouver and the Capilano area, which made the 30 minute ride fly by. If possible, be sure to time your arrival and departure to avoid rush hour.

Tip #2:

The park provides complimentary disposable ponchos, but it’s definitely worth bringing your own rain gear. We were glad that we packed waterproof jackets and pants when our sunny morning at Capilano gave way to a wet and windy afternoon.

Tip #3:

If you dislike heights, be prepared that the attractions at Capilano may test your nerves. The main suspension bridge and the smaller suspension bridges in the Treetops Adventure section will bounce and sway as you walk across them, and on a rainy day the baseboards can feel a bit treacherous underfoot. While the Cliffwalk is a much steadier attraction and does not move at all, the glass-floored viewing platforms may also make height-averse guests feel nervous. Hopefully you’ll find that the exhilarating views are worth it!

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