Today I went to Capilano Suspension Bridge. It is said to be Vancouver’s top tourist attraction. The last time I went was way back in 2004, and they have since added a few new attractions, so I thought it would be good to go back and take a look.
I caught the free shuttle from downtown, which was great as otherwise it is a 2-zone fare there and back. If you do Grouse Mountain on the same day you will need to take the public transport though.
It’s fairly expensive to go in ($30) but I spend almost 3 hours there.
I took a look around on the entrance side of the bridge first.
Then I decided as it was early I would do the cliff walk while no many people were around. I was glad I did it this way as I could go at my own pace and enjoy it.
The see through glass areas were covered, which was eat for me as I hate looking directly below myself.
The cliff walk only opened in 2011 so it is brand new and fantastic 🙂
I then took the bridge across to the other side. It is very wobbly! It’s okay when not too many people are on it like today, but previous times there have been loads of people and it gets very rocky.
The views down the river are stunning.
And you can see the mountains from the bridge.
Over the other side of the canyon is the tree top adventure.
You get to walk on more wobbly bridges through the trees. I loved it 🙂
There are also a couple more walks along the edge of the canyon, which are well worth doing.
Even though it was a fairly miserable day weather wise, as the canyon is covered in trees you don’t get too wet.
They also have a really good gift shop. I picked up my fists to take back to work there, plus a couple of Christmas decorations. I’ve decided to make this a new tradition if I see ones I like 🙂
Today has been great. I needed a day to myself sighting and this was perfect as the park was peaceful and relaxing. Although several people asked if I needs my picture taken in places and that got annoying!