Capilano Suspension Bridge
3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, BC, V7R 4J1
Go across the world-famous 135-metre-long footbridge that's 69 metres above the Capilano River.
|Neighbourhood |||North Vancouver|
Profile Last Updated: April 09, 2008
More than 800,000 visitors traverse Vancouver's century-old attraction every year.
Not for the Faint of Heart
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is Vancouver's oldest attraction. It's 135 metres (450 feet) long and rises 69 metres (230 feet) above the Capilano River. The famous footbridge is also one of the city's biggest tourist magnets, as more than 800,000 visitors cross its wooden boards annually.
Fourth Time Lucky
The bridge is actually the fourth to be constructed at the same spot. The first was in 1889 and was made from hemp rope and cedar planks; the second, in 1903, with cable wires replacing the hemp rope; the third, in 1914, when the existing cables were reinforced with additional cables. In 1953, the structure was demolished and reconstructed in five days with concrete encasing the cables.
Lots to See and Do
But there's more to the park than just bridge. There's the informative Story Centre, multi-coloured Totem Park, West Coast rainforest, interactive Living Forest display, Big House native carving centre, and shopping at the Trading Post Gift Store.