Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, located in the rainforests of North Vancouver, has been a treasure of the city since 1889. Within the park you will find the Suspension Bridge, the Treetops Adventure and Cliffwalk. The park has a free shuttle service with various pickup points throughout downtown Vancouver, making it easy for visitors to access the park’s facilities.
We ended up catching the first shuttle in order to allow ourselves plenty of time within the park. To be completely honest, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to cross the bridge let alone do a cliffwalk as I tend to have a fear of heights, but despite the rain and number of people on the bridge, I was not only able to cross the gorge but had an amazing time and filmed our crossing.
Capilano draws in many tourists every year regardless of season, so if you are planning on visiting the park I’d suggest you’d get there early. After crossing the bridge we ended up touring the Treeptops Adventure. Being able to have some quiet time in the rainforest only added to the experience. Even though it was raining the entire time we were there, we still had an amazing time. If anything, the rain added a certain effect to the visit. We were in a rainforest afterall.
Here are some pictures and videos to for you to see. These don’t do the park justice though, so if you are ever in Vancouver this should definitely be an item on your list of things to do. The only part I wasn’t able to take pictures of was the Cliffwalk. Even though I was able to cross over a river on a bouncy bridge thousands of feet in the the air and be comfortable enough to film it, I was not able to do the same with the Cliffwalk. I was purely focused on holding on to the handrails the entire time and couldn’t care less if I took pictures or not. So, I apologize. By that point I was so wet and tired that my fear got the best of me and all I wanted to do was conquer the walk and get it under my belt.
The videos may seem shaky but it’s only because that is literally how it feels to walk across the bridge. It’s almost like trying to walk across the middle of a giant trampoline. I debated on whether or not I should include the second video but I couldn’t resist because of the reactions of people I was able to catch along the way, especially the group of three towards the end who were laughing hysterically after only being on the bridge for a few seconds.