Thousands of visitors travel every year to experience unique and cultural thrills at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Located in Vancouver, Canada, the Bridge stretches 140ft (137m) in length, and 230ft (70m) in height above the Capilano River. Whether you’re looking to delve into rich history, culture or nature, the knowledgeable staff at the growing tourist attraction will make sure that visitors have fun and are well informed.
Constructed in 1889, a Scottish engineer and park commissioner for Vancouver originally designed the bridge to be made with hemp ropes and a deck of cedar plates. In 1903, however, it was replaced with a wire cable bridge. The Capilano Suspension Bridge was bought in 1910 and purchased again by “Mac” MacEarchran 25 years later. Mac invited local natives to place totem poles (a symbolic tradition for Canada) in the park, creating an indigenous theme to the attraction. The current owner, Nancy Stibbard, purchased the Bridge in 1983 and began her dream to make it a worldwide travel destination. Since then, annual attendance has increased tremendously.
The Cliffwalk is the site’s newest attraction which is a cantilevered walkway consisting of bridges, stairs and platforms through rainforest greenery. Interactive exhibits like these often recommend its adventurous visitors to consume an adequate amount of water before the event.
Over the years, Canada and the Capilano Suspension Bridge have brought home memories for a diverse set of travellers who are looking to simultaneously connect with nature and culture.
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