For those not inclined to fear heights and headed out to British Columbia, consider taking a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. The Park has been developed around the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, a 450 foot long bridge that has become famous for its staggering height of 230 feet – and the view of the forests below that it provides. Indeed, the view has been enjoyed since the days of the First Nations, who named Capilano (Kia’palano) for its meaning, “beautiful river”. Since then, the land has been purchased and developed by Canadians.
The first, George Grant Mackay, first bought some of the property in 1888, and was the first to erect any portion of the bridge. But while he used rope and cedar planks, the bridge has since been re-enforced several times over by its more recent owners, and is now thoroughly safe but also enjoyable.
British Columbia is home to a lot of tourist activities and reasons for visiting, but views like the Capilano Bridge have to be among the best reasons to come. There is nothing like standing atop a forest, seeing a river beneath and trees on either side, to encourage a true appreciation of nature.
The Park also features other attractions for those wanting to make a full visit of their trip. These attractions include onsite gift shops, hiking tours, and a hotel where you can stay near the Bridge itself. There is a lot to see and do in this truly beautiful Canadian destination, and those looking for something truly unforgettable should not miss this unique architectural achievement in nature.
If you’ve been thinking of visiting, plan out your trip, get your ETA Canada, and come out to see these amazing sights.