Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, allow 2 – 3 hours for your visit to Vancouver’s iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge, hanging 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. The park offers more than just the bridge. Its surrounding 27 acres celebrate nature, history and culture in unique and thrilling ways. No more so than with Cliffwalk, which hangs for 213m (700ft) and reaches 91m (300ft) high, hugging the granite cliffside and offering a panoramic view of the thriving rainforest and canyon far below. On Treetops Adventure venture from one magnificent old growth Douglas-fir to another on a series of seven elevated suspension bridges, reaching as high as 110 feet (33m), for a squirrel’s eye view of the forest. Guides, signage and interactive exhibits throughout the park help you in your understanding of rainforest ecosystems and their sustainability.
Established in 1889.
George Grant Mackay, the Scottish civil engineer who built the original suspension bridge in 1889, was the Vancouver City Parks Commissioner responsible for setting aside the land now known as Stanley Park!
Meet the Business Owner
Native Vancouverite Nancy Stibbard purchased Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in 1983 and has spearheaded the attraction’s development and phenomenal success over the past 30 years. Nancy’s commitment to exceeding guest expectations and her vision to ‘create experiences people are amazed by’ guide every aspect of her businesses.
Nancy’s initial success came from retail, reworking the merchandise mix at Capilano Trading Post to include more Canadian-made products and upscale brands. She opened new stores in BC and Alberta, then purchased and rebuilt two luxury accommodation properties in the Canadian Rockies – Moraine Lake Lodge (1991) and Cathedral Mountain Lodge (2002). In 2014, Nancy added Stanley Park Pavilion and Prospect Point Cafe and Gift Shop to the CGC portfolio. The Prospect Point property will be renovated in a way that enhances its function and its history, while the Pavilion has recently been restored to its former glory.