Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Capilano Suspension Bridge

When I was searching for things to do in Vancouver, one of the things I saw over and over again was the Capilano Suspension Bridge. For some reason I was skeptical...I just wasn't super excited to go? So maybe that is why it was my favorite thing we did on the trip. This place is kind of like Disneyland, it's all themed from the early 1900s when the bridge was originally built. All of the workers are dressed up. The first thing you do when you walk in is go past all of these Totem Poles, which was a big theme for whatever we did in Canada. I guess they were just trying to pay homage to the land they stole bought from the native people. 

Then you just are at the bridge! Boom! I was expecting more build up for some reason, but it was just right there! It was so beautiful, hanging above this incredible canyon with a river running through it. 
It didn't occur to me that I should be nervous about going across the bridge. IT WAS SO WIGGLY! No one was purposefully wiggling it, but it was still so shaky. everyone had to hold on to the handrails soooo tightly and almost all the pictures are blurry because you had to hold onto the camera with one hand and hold on to rail with your life with the other. So needless to say I kind of got off that bridge really quickly.
How 99% of our pictures looked haha, there was no avoiding it. 

On the other side of the bridge, you have two activities. One is this treetop walk, where they have much smaller suspension bridges hanging very high above the ground in the trees and you just sort of wander around. They aren't nearly as wobbly because they aren't as big. That was really beautiful.

They also had this little nature walk where you just followed a path on the ground, that was also really pretty. It was nice to just walk around and relax.
My favorite thing was something we almost missed until we were walking out and saw the sign, the cliff walk. They have this pathway literally hanging off a giant cliff. It was gorgeous because it was golden hour and the park was fairly quiet and the nature was so pretty.

I enjoyed Capilano immensely. Look at their website for discounts. We went after five to get 20% off. This worked out because there were less people in the park, so it was nice. They also offer student discounts. That being said, I would have paid full price for the experience. 

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like y'all had an amazing time!! Love the scenery!! So beautiful!!