I was back in Vancouver again recently, even though I have been 4 times previously I’d not yet got around to going to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. There are regular free buses from Canada Place to the bridge, also as crew I got free entry, much better than the $40 entrance fee! 🙂 The weather was literally a washout, the benefit of this was the bridge wasn’t as busy as it usually is.
When you enter Capilano, there are several totem poles and First Nation art and woodwork.
The bridge measures in at 450 feet in length and it is 250 feet above the Capilano River, it took me a few minutes to cross it but that was because I wanted to enjoy the views and take photos.
The bridge is the main attraction, but there where other outdoors which will keep you entertained for a good 1-2 hours. I took a stroll through the Living Forest which is full of Douglas Fir’s and other huge trees. You can also do the Cliffwalk which is a suspended walkway that sticks out from the cliff side, I didn’t realise though that I could also do this for free until I got back to the hotel and another crew member told me. I’m disappointed as I would have liked to have done it!
I would most definitely recommend a visit to Capilano, although it rained quite heavily I really enjoyed it. I felt really serene and calm wandering through the forest admiring the views, it was nice to just take things slow 🙂
I will go on my last trip for the forseeable future at the end of the month, I’m thinking of going to Granville Island or maybe even doing a ride on a seaplane if I can get a cheap standby ticket 🙂 I’m open to ideas though, so if you have any recommendations please feel free to let me know in the comments 🙂