Saturday, August 13, 2016

Capilano Suspension Bridge

One of our excursions out of Vancouver took us to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, billed as British Columbia's earliest human connection to nature. It is a tree top experience - a chance to walk among the wildlife, enjoy the temperate West Coast rain forest ecosystem, and marvel at the magnificent old trees.

The suspension bridge is 450 feet long and 230 feet high. It wiggles and wobbles right along with the masses as they muster their bravery from deep within, and venture across the Capilano River. Periodically, a voice from seemingly nowhere will cautiously advise against running or jumping on the bridge. 

Once you have crossed the main suspension bridge, your treetop adventure begins with seven different suspension bridges that criss cross through the Douglas fir forest.

There is also a cliff walk that offers suspended walkways along a sheer granite cliff. This cliff side journey offers stunning views of the canyon below and magnificent vistas as far as the eye can see.

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