Day at Capilano Suspension Bridge (North Vancouver, BC)
Video by Danny Askew
"The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The current bridge is 140 metres (459 ft.) long and 70 metres (230 ft.) above the river. " – Wikipedia
$34.95 / Adult
September 3 – October 14
9:00am – 6:00pm
3735 Capilano Road
Canada, V7R 4J1
We’ve been at Grouse Mountain all morning and arrive to Capilano Suspension Bridge around 1pm… really hungry. First we check to see how much longer they are open and cross the street over to The Bridge House restaurant for a late lunch.
The Bridge House
A cute cabin feel
Surrounded by birds and their beautiful landscape of flowers
Wild BC Salmon Chowder of cream, saffron, roasted fennel in a classic chowder style – $10.50
It’s so nice that the restaurant accepted our US Dollar currency. Too bad the favor isn’t returned when Canadians visit the United States.
We saved $70.00 since we were still employed as a Concierge/Travel Agents. We simply had to give them our business cards.
Lovely map of all we have to explore. We were lucky to arrive closer to closing time and there was no crowds to enjoy the Suspension Bridge, Cliffwalk and their Treetops Adventure.
Totem Park – "In the 1930′s Mac MacEachran invited local First Nations to place their story poles in the park." – CapBridge.com
"Open June 3, 2011, this heart-stopping cliffside journey takes you through rainforest vegetation on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River to previously unexplored areas of the park. Not for the faint of heart, it is high and narrow and, in some sections, glass (very strong glass) is all that separates guests from the canyon far below." –CapBridge.com
View of the Cliffwalk from the Suspension Bridge
"Needles from the trees fall from the higher branches and collect in the canopy branches where organisms then turn the needles into soil. This soil is the perfect environment for mosses and ferns to thrive. Notice the tree in front of you dripping with moss. When trees like this one reach a certain age, around 150 years old, they often begin to grow plants on their branches and trunk. These gardens absorb their nutrients from the rain and air rather than from the soil." –CapBridge.com
Close to Closing Time
Souvenir shopping and a few last pictures…
A really enjoyable Day 1 in Vancouver visiting Grouse Mountain then the Capilano Suspension Bridge. We were lucky with weather, too. We prepared to be cold but the locals had their shorts and tank tops on all day. It’s better to be safe than sorry though. I’m a wimp to cold climates.
Check out all 51 Photos on our Flickr Set: Vancouver – Capilano Suspension Bridge