Capilano Suspension Bridge…a swinging sensation not to be missed! {Giveaway}

Growing up on the North Shore of Vancouver, I was lucky to have some amazing natural attractions in my own backyard.

The mountains, lakes, beaches, trails and a couple of suspension bridges to help us see Nature’s beauty from normally unattainable angles.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of these bridges.

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Originally built in 1889 by George Grant Mackay, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is well known, attracting visitors from around the world.

I must admit, I had never been across the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Until now.

Wowsers, what an amazing experience! Why had I waited so long to do this?

I took our two weelets out the other day to check it our for ourselves.

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When you enter the park, the Story Centre takes you back in time explaining the history of the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Strollers aren’t allowed across the bridge, so I called on my Super Mom strength to get us across, twice, while holding their hands, as the bridge swang to and fro and bounced at each step taken by the many visitors crossing the canyon as well.

The suspension bridge

Once across, we headed over to the Treetops Adventure. I followed the mites as they climbed the stairs behind a tour group. No problem. They both blazed across the bridges linking the trees and scooched between legs to get through to the next one.

Treetops Adventure

Treetops Adventure

FYI, small children move quickly and running after them on bouncy bridges is not as fun as you may think.

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When we were safely on the ground, my offspring decided to race along the path to Raptor Ridge where we briefly looked at the owl and hawk that were on display in the pens.

Then they blazed along the scenic boardwalk that rimmed the canyon as I chased the little Dude to keep him from getting too far ahead and climbing on the fences.

We crossed back over the canyon, and were treated to music coming from the Trading Post deck. We popped inside, had a browse around and made a few small purchases. They have a great assortment of maple syrup and treats, as well as some pretty nice clothing that is quintessentially Canadian.

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We were unable to venture out on the Cliffwalk as nap time was fast approaching, there was quite a lineup and the wee lad was becoming a handful. But we had a fantastic time and will definitely come back for a visit!

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a great local attraction! You’ll be pleased with the scenery and amazed at what Nature has to offer.

Be sure to pay them a visit during the Christmas Season to check out Canyon Lights. It’s a spectacular sight!

Photo credit: Vancity Buzz

Photo credit: Vancity Buzz

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Under 6 ……………………………………… Free

BC Residents Adult Annual Pass ………………. $35.95
(*BC Residents Annual Passes are available for all age categories as above).

The Capilano Suspension Bridge has generously provided Raincity Parent with 4 passes for admission to giveaway to one lucky reader. The giveaway runs from August 12th-19th, 2014 and is open to residents of British Columbia. Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.
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36 thoughts on “Capilano Suspension Bridge…a swinging sensation not to be missed! {Giveaway}

  1. I have never been, though it definetly sounds like something my family would enjoy …. we love to ‘lose ourselves’ in nature and a suspension bridge is just so cool (we went to Zuckerberg island suspension bridge which is pretty cool!)

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  2. I’ve never been before. I feel nervous just thinking about being on a bridge full of people that’s bouncing and swaying above the canyon, but I still want to go at least once!

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  3. I don’t feel so bad now…lived here all my life and I haven’t walked over the Capilano Suspension Bridge either! Definitely need to so this. So beautiful! Seriously impressed that you got any pictures with your little ones running about! 😊

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