Wednesday 4 October 2017

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver, BC

This afternoon I spent some time at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.  It's been a couple years since I've been there.

I did the Cliffwalk first.

This heart-stopping cliffside journey takes you through rainforest vegetation on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River to previously unexplored areas of the park. Not for the faint of heart, it is high and narrow and, in some sections, glass (very strong glass) is all that separates guests from the canyon far below.

Looking down down down

At the end of the Cliffwalk, there is a small waterfall and exhibits.

Looking down at the Cliffwalk

Then I went across the suspension  bridge.  Walking across it is like doing an intense workout with your legs and core but staggering drunk (it's not steady).

Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. 

At the other end of the bridge, there are a couple things you can do.  One is the Treetops Adventure.

Treetops Adventure is a series of seven suspension bridges attached to eight 30 ton 250 year old Douglas-firs. Built in 2004, the innovative and award-winning Treetops Adventure was designed to accommodate the continuous growth of the trees. The viewing platforms are attached to an innovative tree collar system that is adjustable and moveable and has no nails or bolts penetrating into the Douglas-firs. It is unlike any canopy walk in the world. Visitors are able to venture from one magnificent Douglas-fir tree to another on a series of elevated suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 110 feet (33.5m) above the forest floor. 

Then I did the Nature Trail Boardwalk.

Then I went back across the bridge.

Lots of walking and climbing up and down.  It's a fun place to spend a couple hours!

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Wow nice. You are having lovely weather for all these great walks.