Capilano Suspension Bridge has been around since 1888, though it has seen many upgrades and replacements since its original cable structure that George Grant Mackay built. Over the years they have added Totem poles, nature exhibitions, a souvenir shop and a few little cafes where you can grab something to drink and a snack.The latest add-on to the attraction involves a series of beamed and suspended walkways through rich rainforest and above the Capilano River. Some of these very narrow walkways are made from Superman-strength glass, which is enough to raise your blood pressure for some.
While you're there, make sure to take advantage of the eco-walk tours that are free and highly informative. They run every hour during non-peak months and every half hour during the summer months. The Totem poles have a fascinating history and were brought into the park by the First Nations people. Mackay invited them to place their story poles in the park and they have been maintained throughout the years so that the integrity of them is never lost. To learn more about the First Nations People, visit the Kia'palano exhibition in the park. The Treetop Adventure is also a lot of fun and feels as though you're walking through a series of professionally crafted tree forts. While you walk throughout the park, there are a number of insightful information plaques and displays to teach you a bit about your beautiful surroundings. Capilano Suspension Bridge park is definitely one of the best attractions in Vancouver.
Cliffwalk — Photo courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge