Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver – Info, Tips & FAQ’s

Everything You Need to Know about Visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, BC Canada.


Capilano's Suspension Bridge

By Darrin Robertson, VTT Editor - Updated: January 2, 2017

Capilano Suspension Bridge

The Vancouver Suspension Bridge is one of the top tourist attractions in all of British Columbia! It's easy to see why:

Location: The Capilano Bridge is in North Vancouver at 3735 Capilano Road. From downtown Vancouver, just drive north over the Lion's Gate Bridge and go north about 1 mile on Capilano Road. Travel time from downtown Vancouver to the bridge is 10 or 15 minutes by car.

A walk to the north end of the building provides unobstructed views of Burrard Inlet, the North Shore Mountains, North and West Vancouver, and Stanley park. You'll see boats and ships, seagulls, the Seabus and floatplanes taking off. And behind you is downtown Vancouver, especially impressive at night with the city lights.

How Long is the Bridge? And how high? The length of the Capilano Suspension is 450 feet, and it's 230 feet high.

Hours of Operation: The Capilano Bridge is open every day except December 25. It opens at 9 AM (8:30 AM in the summer), and closes at 5 or 6 PM in the winter time (later at 8 or 9 PM in the summer).

Cost: The Admission price of the Suspension Bridge is $32.95 for adults. There are discounted prices for seniors, students, youths and children. There is also a special rate for BC residents.

Todays rates and hours for the Capilano Bridge.

Best time to Visit: the Capilano Bridge can be enjoyed anytime of year. Of course, your chances of rain are significantly less between May and September. This is also when it is high season and many tourists visit the Capilano Bridge and North Vancouver.

Hotels & B&B's Near the Capilano Suspension Bridge

Places to Stay Close the Suspension Bridge: The Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver, Lonsdale Quay Hotel and Comfort Inn & Suites are all hotels near the Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, BC.

More North Vancouver Accommodation Near the Suspension Bridge: Check out the

ThistleDown House B&B- it's one of the best bed and breakfasts in North Vancouver, and it's very close to the Suspension Bridge!

More FAQ’s and Information About the Capilano Suspension Bridge:

Isn’t this the suspension bridge that a baby fell from out of her mother’s arms? Yes, unfortunately it happened in September, 1999.

Which one is better: Capilano Suspension Bridge or the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge?The Lynn Canyon one is a free suspension bridge in North Vancouver. It is shorter and lower than the Capilano Suspension Bridge. If you find the Suspension Bridge too expensive or too "touristy", visit the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge instead.

How much time does it take to see the Bridge? A whole day, or just part of a day? You can spend just an hour walking the bridge and exploring a bit, or you could take a whole morning and/or afternoon exploring the Cultural Center, Treetops Adventure and Living Forest exhibits.

Now that CLIFFWALK is open, guests are spending an average of 2-2.5 hours in the park.

Does the Vancouver Suspension Bridge have wheelchair access? The bridge itself does not, so wheelchair access it limited to the east side of the bridge. Because of this, visitors in wheelchairs can enter the park free of charge and enjoy the various other displays and views.

Is a there a better way than a bus tour to see the Suspension Bridge? Can I walk? It is possible to reach the bridge by foot, but only if you're staying at a hotel or B&B near the bridge (see above).

If you're staying in downtown Vancouver, a great (and very scenic) way to travel to the Capilano Bridge is to ride the Seabus from Waterfront Station to Lonsdale Quay and then take Bus #236 to the Suspension Bridge.

There is also a FREE Shuttle Service that can picks you up from 5 locations Downtown. (Pick-up/Drop-Off schedule can be found here Shuttle Service.

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