The Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park is situated in Northern Vancouver, Canada. Admission to the park costs $31.95 for adults and they offer a free shuttle service from Canada Place, Melville Street Hyatt Hotel, Blue Horizon Hotel and the Westin Bayshore.
After being picked up by the friendly and informative shuttle driver at Canada Place, on a rainy day, we set off for Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park. Staying in Downtown Vancouver, entering Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park feels like a different world away. Surrounded by beautiful forest, the park has many attractions to see and partake in. I visited the park a few days after they switched on the canyon lights which made the visit even better. The first attraction I walked through was the Story Centre which contains flipbooks which details the history of the bridge as well Vancouver.
Next up was the main attraction, crossing the suspension bridge, which is 450 feet (137m) long and 230 feet (70m) above the Capilano River. Crossing the river you enter the rainforest. There are informative panels educating the readers about the forest as you walk through it. Surrounded by trees, ponds and birds the trails are not to be missed. There is also the Treetops Adventure, pictured below, which consists of elevated suspension bridges some which are as high as 100 feet (30m) above the ground.
Next up was the Capilano treetop walk and my favourite part of the park. Consisting of narrow elevated bridges and stairs, the Capilano treetop walk allows you get the best views of the park, suspension bridge and river. The treetop walk takes you through the forest with informative displays along the path. The park also has a Totem Park which can be viewed.
While the price is expensive I would recommend a visit to the park if you want a relaxing few hours away from the city surrounded by nature. The park also provides many photographic opportunities.