Vancouver is home to this giant suspension bridge and exciting paths to let you feel like walking on air
Singapore may have its own share of treetop walks, but they are nothing compared to this colossal suspension bridge in Vancouver, Canada.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of the province of British Columbia’s top attractions, drawing visitors with its spectacular view of the cedar rainforest, dramatic cliffs, and a labyrinth of waterfalls.
But it’s not just a regular walk in the park. Capilano has many exciting paths that extend beyond its bridge and down into the canyons below.
Over the Top
Measuring about 140m long, the suspension bridge hangs at a safe 70m above the Capilano River. It was built in 1889 with hemp rope and cedar planks – but don’t worry! It has since been upgraded into a more stable wire cable bridge.
Go on a relaxing stroll across the Capilano bridge as in you take in the stunning sights before you. The emerald treetops tower into the sky all around, overtaken only by the magnificent snow-capped mountain range in the distance.
The main bridge breaks off into seven suspension bridges snaking through the foliage. At a lower 30m above the forest floor, these walkways offer a squirrel’s-eye view of the forest.
Scale the Edge of the Cliff
For an even more breathtaking experience, embark on the park’s new Cliffwalk route. This thrilling adventure offers an even more brilliant view – but it comes at a slightly elevated ‘price’.
Compared to the main suspension bridge, which hangs 70m above the Capilano River, the Cliffwalk pathway takes you about 200m above the canyon floor!
Furthermore, the sides of the walkway are transparent, heightening the sense of openness and vastness. And there are even several sections that open up to a glass floor, giving the illusion of walking on air.
If you dare to scale this height, the rewards are well worth it. This path takes you through previously-unexplored areas of the park, where the quiet spots of lush greenery and waterfalls are hidden.