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Leave your fear of heights on the ground when visiting the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, British Columbia, as it stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above the Capilano River. The bridge was originally built in 1889, but since then it has become a top attraction for tourists and residents alike, and is only one of the several attractions offered at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
The park also has constructed an award winning Treetops Adventure exhibit featuring viewing platforms and seven suspension bridges that are completely supported by a unique compression system using no bolts or nails. Take advantage of their guided nature tours and Kids’ Rainforest Explorer program to learn more about the surrounding rainforest.
Need even more of an adrenaline rush? Visit the park’s newest attraction, the Cliffwalk. This labyrinth-like series of cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms is held up by only 16 anchor points on the granite cliffside. The narrow pathway also features sections constructed with glass walkways, allowing visitors to see the canyon far below their feet.
For more information about Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, visit capbridge.com. For more information about visiting North Vancouver, go to hellobc.com/north-vancouver.aspx.