Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the most popular tourist attractions in North Vancouver, B.C. Hundreds of thousands of people visit it each year for a chance to experience a bit of history, excitement and nature all at the same time.
Now I’m to answer 21 questions about the Capilano Suspension Bridge You Might Have.
The cost of admission as of 2019 is as follows:
TIP: You can get 30% the admission price if you buy your ticket after 5:00pm
Capilano Suspension Bridge is open all year (expect Christmas day) with both summer and winter hours. Take a look below to find the hours for when you plan to visit.
Capilano has what I’d call main attractions and side attractions. The main attractions are as follows:
These 3 are the most exciting parts of the Capilano experience. They also have smaller side attractions you’ll pass by while visiting the main attractions such as:
Yes. If you don’t have data on your phone you’ll be able to connect to the free wifi in the park.
Yes. They have a full service restaurant if you want to sit down and have a meal or if you want something a bit faster they have 5 different little shops located throughout the park. You can also bring your own food and drinks with you (much cheaper).
Yes. You must keep your dog leashed at all times and they are not allowed inside the gift store or at Raptors Ridge.
You have 2 methods of getting to Capilano Suspension Bridge without a car. First is public transit. Type in “Capilano Suspension Bridge” into google maps and it will show you what bus to take from where you are. The alternative is the free shuttle offered by Capilano Suspension Bridge from Downtown Vancouver at 4 different locations. Canada Place, Library Square, Hyatt Regency Hotel and Blue Horizon Hotel. For more details on the shuttle check this out
*Note: You must purchase your ticket form the bus driver before getting on the free shuttle.
Yes. The bridge is very safe. It may feel scary when you are first walking out to the middle of the bridge, however don’t be worried. The side railings of the bridge are very high so it makes it near impossible to fall over the side.
The general consensus is that it is not scary. The bridge is wide and has high railings you can hold the entire time. If you have a fear of heights this might be a nerve racking experience, but I’ve seen many people who are frightened at first easily make it across the bridge once they start.
No. The area you’ll be exploring is spread out and you will likely spend an hour or more walking around, but the environment is almost all flat and would not be considered a hike. If you are looking for more of a hiking experiencing check out Lynn Canyon Park.
2.5 hours. This will vary greatly based of age, activity level, and how often you stop to look at things or if you just walk by and keep moving. For the average young adult plan for 1.5 – 2 hours.
Capilano Suspension Bridge is located in North Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is nestled at the southern tip of the Capilano River Regional Park which offers more rugged hiking trails. It’s also where you will find the Capilano River Salmon Hatchery.
Beside the park is Capilano Lake and only a 5 minute drive from the suspension bridge is Grouse Mountain. You can also visit Lynn Headwaters and Lynn Canyon Park which are roughly 15 minutes away by car and great hiking areas.
Yes. Rain or shine Capilano Suspension Bridge is open during posted hours. If the rain is heavy you can get a complimentary biodegradable poncho from Guest Services or Groups and Information.
It’s actually quite close. If you were to drive by car from Downtown Vancouver it would only take you 15-25 minutes (depending on traffic really) to get there. The distance in kilomiters is roughly about 10km from Downtown Vancouver.