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Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Self-Guided Tour

1. Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Self-Guided Tour

Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, take a walk on Vancouver's wild side as you stand 230 feet (70m) above the waters of the Capilano River on a breath-taking 450-foot-long (137-metres) suspension bridge. Appreciate nature from 3 breath-taking perspectives - the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Treetops Adventure, and the thrilling Cliffwalk.  This 27-acre park was made famous by its namesake bridge, which was built back in 1889, and has been added onto with even more attractions to let you experience the temperate rainforests of beautiful British Columbia.  While the wobbly bridge and stunning location is a Vancouver landmark, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers an all-encompassing BC experience. History, culture, and nature are presented in unique and thrilling ways with knowledgeable staff and interpretive signage providing as much, or as little, information as guests want. The thrilling Cliffwalk hugs the granite cliffside and offers panoramic views of the thriving rainforest and canyon below. With 16 anchor points in the cliff supporting the structure and two glass platforms, this walk is not for the faint of heart. The Treetops Adventure takes guests 110 feet into the canopy of a coastal rainforest on 7 suspension bridges attached to old-growth trees. It is accessible to guests age 2 to 92. Nature guides provide hourly tours, explaining the importance of a West Coast temperate rainforest to the ecosystem. Guided Tours and seasonal events like Raptors Ridge birds of prey June to October and Canyon Lights late November through to end of January enhance the many experiences at this year-round destination.

Vancouver: Floatplane and Capilano Suspension Bridge Combo

2. Vancouver: Floatplane and Capilano Suspension Bridge Combo

Take a seaplane tour departing from downtown Vancouver's bustling Coal Harbour. Get a spectacular aerial view of the city on a 20-minute flight, which makes for fantastic photos.  Combine your seaplane tour with a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. One of the most popular attractions in Vancouver, benefit from a complimentary shuttle transfer from downtown Vancouver to the park. Located 70 meters above the Capilano River and measuring 140 meter in length, this bridge has been used as a crossing since 1889. Also, discover the new Cliffwalk which follows a precipice along the Capilano River on a maze-like series of bridges, stairs, and platforms through rainforest vegetation.

North Shore Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain

3. North Shore Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain

Enjoy a full-day of light adventure from Vancouver and see the stunning Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. The guided scenic tour takes you to the amazing temperate rainforest of Vancouver's North Shore, where you will have the opportunity to experience a broad selection of activities. Visit the Capilano Fish Hatchery (11am tour only) to learn about the life cycle of salmon. For adventure seekers, cross the heart stopping Capilano Suspension Bridge, the largest suspension foot bridge in the world. Your tour also includes a visit to Grouse Mountain, where you will rise to a viewpoint at 3,700 feet (1,200 meters) above the city. Here you can watch a lumberjack show, see the grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, view theater presentations, take a sleigh ride and go ice skating, or just enjoy the great views!

Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Sightseeing: Half-Day

4. Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Sightseeing: Half-Day

Vancouver’s fascinating past and present come together in this engaging tour that traverses through urban cityscapes, seaside parks, and ancient rainforests. Begin with the highlights of downtown, including Canada Place, home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron.  Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture, past the Arts and Financial Districts and the fashion mecca of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest, Stanley Park, for a unique perspective of the city from a quiet forest setting. Continue across the Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver’s scenic North Shore and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Don’t miss the impressive collection of First Nations artwork and the historic Story Centre.  From the spectacular Cliffwalk, gaze out over towering cedars and the Capilano River winding through the valley far below. Take an exhilarating walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to the other side, where many unique and informative experiences await, including the TreeTops Adventure.  Do not miss the amazing Cliffwalk above the canyon. Return to downtown Vancouver via Stanley Park and English Bay, and get ready to engage all of your senses as you step out into Granville Island Market. This market is an artisan haven for all things local and handmade, including delicious food, coffee, tea, eclectic artwork, and West Coast music.  Carry on through bustling Chinatown, a tribute to the Far East. Continue to historic Gastown, the heart of Vancouver, where it all began.

North Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour

5. North Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour

Nestled at the mountains’ base and shrouded in the forests that blanket the landscape, the North Shore is a treat and a not-to-be-missed day tour. Upon leaving downtown Vancouver, you will travel over Lions Gate Bridge and land on the North Shore. From here you will continue on to The Shipyards District, one of the city’s oldest and fastest growing urban neighbourhoods with its rich shipbuilding history. Home to the Lonsdale Quay Market, The Polygon Gallery, and Burrard Pier, this area is situated along North Vancouver’s vibrant waterfront offering unobstructed views of Vancouver’s stunning skyline to the south and the soaring North Shore mountains to the north. Next, continue your journey up the mountain to Cleveland Dam, a 91-meter (100 yard) high concrete dam at the head of the Capilano River providing the fresh drinking water for the region. Walk across the dam to bathe in the mountainous views. Continue on your journey and arrive at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to explore this wonderland of nature. Take the heart-quickening walk across this iconic bridge high above the canyon floor. Explore the 7 suspended footbridges in Treetops Adventure, walk the cantilevered bridges adhered to a granite rock face at Cliffwalk, and stroll along elevated boardwalks through the temperate West Coast rainforest learning from interpretive panels along the way. Finally, you will enjoy a scenic tour back across the iconic Lions Gate Bridge to where your tour began.

Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

6. Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

Start your holiday tour of Vancouver by exploring the highlights of downtown. See landmark monuments and locations, such as the home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron at Canada Place. Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture, and go to the Vancouver Arts District, where community awareness is raised for public arts through diverse creative expressions. Look at the high-rise buildings of the Financial District and discover the fashion hub of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest of Stanley Park to get a unique perspective of the city from a quiet wooded setting. Visit the First Nations Totem Poles as you continue along the water across English Bay to Granville Island. Spend some time at Granville Island Market and its many shops and eateries. Then, go to Lions Gate Bridge and explore Vancouver’s scenic North Shore. Approach Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to experience once of the most beautiful festive attractions in the city. See thousands of lights emanating from the park, and then take an exhilarating walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to find many unique and informative experiences, like the Treetops Adventure.

North Vancouver Discovery Private Tour

7. North Vancouver Discovery Private Tour

Drive through the spectacular Lions Gate Bridge Causeway, and enjoy spectacular views of Burrard Inlet, Straits of Georgia, and English Bay. If your tour is in October to March, stop first at Deep Cove, a quaint little village by Indian Arm, a fjord formed 10,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. Stroll through the village and take a walk along the marina, with great views for photo ops. If your tour is in April to September, ride the Skyride up Grouse Mountain. Watch lumberjack show, birds of prey, and the grizzly bears Grinder and Coola Your next stop will be Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where you can experience the Cliffwalk, and Treetop Adventure. Visit the Capilano River Regional Park and its attractions: the Cleveland Dam, the spillway, the canyon, and a spectacular view of the Lions (the twin peaks of the North Shore Mountains). If time permits, you'll also drive through the Sea to Sky Highway to visit Horseshoe Bay, a beautiful ferry terminal in West Vancouver.

Vancouver City and North Shore Full-Day Private Tour

8. Vancouver City and North Shore Full-Day Private Tour

After hotel pickup, visit Canada Place, which is home to one of the greenest convention centers in the world. Drive through Downtown Vancouver, the public library, and the Olympic Cauldron - a massive torch built for the 2010 Olympic games. Next attraction Stanley Park, one of the most visited places in British Columbia. Marvel at First National totem poles in Brockton Point and learn about the native people who once inhabited the area. Cross the historic Lions Gate Bridge built in 1938, before stopping at Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge. Pass by Capilano Lake and Cleveland Dam, Vancouver's resource for drinking water. Here, you'll have the option to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge (admission required). Along the way, you also stop at Cypress Mountain Outlook and Horseshoe Bay Village, a beautiful marina with a ferry terminal to the gulf islands. Afterwards, drive back for the second half of Stanley Park to Prospect Point, a lookout at the North Shore from the highest elevation in the park. We’ll also stop at Hollow Tree, a 700 year old western red cedar with a 110 years of photographed memories. Enjoy promenading Public Market in Granville Island, where you will explore the local artist boutiques, gourmet delicatessen, street artists, boats, and seagulls. Enjoy a stunning view of Yale Town across the Burrard Inlet. Continue your tour to Chinatown and Olympic Village to see where the athletes stayed for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Before returning to Canada Place or your hotel, you'll have the opportunity to walk through Gastown, down the historic Water Street and through the mix of fancy coffee shops, restaurants, gift stores, and boutiques. Return to downtown Vancouver and drive by the Vancouver Square Library, Marine Building, Dominion Tower, BC Place, Sun Tower, Art Gallery, Fairmont Vancouver and other major historic and contemporary buildings as you discuss them with your guide.

Vancouver City and Capilano Park Private Tour

9. Vancouver City and Capilano Park Private Tour

This tour will start from Vancouver downtown. You will have an overview of the most visited spots and explore major landmarks such as the Marine Building, Square Library, Canada Place, Dominion Tower, Art gallery, Fairmont Hotel, and the Sun Tower. Explore the Granville Island Public Market for stylish and elegant boutiques and art shops. Discover Olympic Village, home of the 2010 winter games. Your tour will continue to North Shore, crossing over the beautiful Lions Gate Bridge built in 1938. Explore Capilano Park's main attractions, such as the Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure, the CliffWalk and the Living Forest. Stop at Cypress viewing point for a panoramic view of the city from 2100 feet. Enter Stanley Park and stop at Totem Poles, Prospect Point, and Hollow Tree. Once you exit the park, you can explore English Bay Beach, as well as Robson, Granville and Denman Streets, where the busiest shops and restaurants are. At the end of the tour, discover the historic neighbourhoods of downtown such China Town and Gastown's famous steam clock built by the Canadian horologist Raymond Saunders

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What people are saying about Capilano Suspension Bridge

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 823 reviews

It was very easy to get to Capilano via the free shuttle in front of Canada Place. It is so cool to have a rain forest 20 minutes from the middle of the city. As advertised prior to the treetop canopy walk - get ready for nature. My husband is not in favor of heights, but had no problem with any of the bridges. You feel very safe. The suspension bridge is bouncy, like the ones at playgrounds so it is fun just to watch people's reactions. The "park" is an engineering marvel. We enjoyed all three parts and did each one twice. We were there on a Friday morning and the crowds were reasonable. Many bathrooms and helpful staff. Great junior ranger type of activity for kids. Food is expensive, ($25 for a burger/fries) however. Highly recommend this activity.

Great day at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park! The advice to go early in the day (9:30AM July 26’22 visit) was the best! Very few ppl were there at the beginning so we walked the bridge and tree top pathways in about an hour. Later we did the Cliff Walk and shuffled as we walked bc so many ppl. The free shuttle from Canada Place to the Park and then back is super convenient. We left by noon. Any later and the bus line ups might have been a deterrent. Very comfortable in the shade of the Park on a 30C day! I didn’t even need my sun glasses.

The excursion is very interesting. We begin by visiting a salmon farm and walking through the forest of the Capilano River, explanations included. After the bridge that is amazing and the walk through the trees. The Grause mountain covered in fog, that made it more "spooky". Honestly, we really enjoyed the day. We had a great time.

Really enjoyed the flight experience. Would do it again for when longer. Unfortunately I found the entrance/admission for the capillano suspension bridge very disorganized despite having pre-purchased tickets.

The seaplane tour was worth it! Capilano was beautiful