This sign indicates the two story wooden structure that acts as the entrance to the elaborate Treetops Adventure in the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
With its rich historical background, Capilano Suspension Bridge is a popular North Shore tourist attraction. Its main feature, the large unsupported bridge spanning across the Capilano River far below, is a sight to see as the wobbling bridge holds fascinated, fearful and adventurous tourists from around the world.
Home to a variety of activities including the Treetops Adventure which allows visitors to walk across bridges suspended from platforms built on trees high above the ground as well as the Cliff Hanger walk which takes you past the remnants of the tree that fell on the bridge, disabling it after the 2006 Wind Storms.
The east portion of the Suspension Bridge grounds holds the most activities, consisting of the historical background of the bridge, lookouts of the Capilano River and bridge from above, the Native West coast village and totem poles, the themed shops and food areas and occasional live animal demonstrations and entertainment. The western side across the bridge consists of most of the walks with informational boards detailing the restorative work done and children's activities with the Park ranger. It is also the location of the Treetops Adventures, the oldest tree on the property, and the Cliffhanger Walk.
As well as continuing to provide all the activities above, the Capilano Suspension Bridge also offers seasonal events such as the Harvest Festival where hundreds of pumpkins carved by local children are on display and Canyon Lights where trees are lit up on both sides of the canyon and on the bridge itself. Other events are also celebrated such as Earth Day in April and Canada Day in July.
First built in 1888, it was privately owned and used by members of the public for decades until the 1950s when it was bought and marketed to the public. The bridge has passed hands many times being used by members of the local lumber industry to of the public who brave the seventy meter high swinging bridge. The cables and materials have been replaced and reinforced over the years, but the concept of the suspension bridge remains the same, and it remains a popular attraction featured in many 'Hollywood North' projects.
The bridge is an interesting part of the history of North Vancouver and is a popular place to spend a day crossing the harrowing bridge, walking among the treetops or enjoying the other activities and information in the area.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Capilano Suspension Bridge, North VancouverGo North on Capilano Road, the Suspension bridge is easily visible on the left side of the road.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region