If you are looking for amazing places or the most beautiful places on earth you just found one of them. The Capilano suspension bridge in British Columbia Canada has one of the most incredible views you will see and experiences you will, well experience. The bridge itself is about 450 long and sits approximately 230 in the air. A simple but extremely long suspension bridge that was opened in 1889 crosses the Capilano River.
There are approximately one million people a year who visit and bravely cross the Capilano Bridge. The bridge is located around North Vancouver area. Just a short drive from downtown Vancouver the Capilano Suspension bridge is one of Vancouvers most popular tourist attractions and for good reason. There are many things to do such as visiting the Totem Park and shopping at the gift shop.
When the bride was first built in 1889 it was made of hemp ropes and cedar plank decking. How safe would you feel crossing that bridge? Twenty four years later it was replaced with wire cable and then in 1956 the bridge had a major over haul and was completely rebuilt.
The Capilano bride sways quite a bit and understandably so considering how long it is regardless of how strong the cables are. There are other smaller bridges in the area that you can check out as well as the new cliff walk that runs along a granite precipice along the Capilano River. The cantilevered bridges take you right through a rainforest. Tours run regularly so dont worry about missing out on one.
Until you see the view for yourself it is really hard to describe how incredible it really is. High up in the sky standing on a wobbly bridge absorbing the west coast rain forest. It really is a once in a lifetime experience. Dont forget to bring your camera and video camera. You will be taking photos worthy of framing on your wall.
Address and contact info are as follows.
3735 Capilano Road
North Vancouver BC V7R 4J1