The very long bridge, nearly 140 meters long, has a particularly strong wooden floor, stretched over the two metal cables that make it, allowing a passage of 70 meters above the Capilano River channel below and between the two sides of the canyon.
Thanks to this bridge, the longest hanging bridge in the world and one of the most famous bridges in the world, there are at least 1,300 people passing over the abyss!
Trembling and swaying under the feet of those marching on it, this bridge is a little scary at first, but it brings a lot of humor and a smile to walk on it, at least to most of the young children and adults in their souls. In any case, the crossing on the bridge is a very nice experience for those who dare to walk over the abyss beneath this swinging bridge. The bonus, which is discovered during the walk between bank to bank, over the riverbed, is a mesmerizing landscape of forests.
More than once, the Capilano Bridge was defined, with a certain innocence, as the eighth wonder of the world. It may be exaggerated, but one way or another, this bridge is considered one of the most popular tourist attractions in Canada and over half a million visitors come to it each year.
The hanging bridge is located in the southern part of the Capilano Park, named after Capilano, one of the region's leading Indian tribes. Originally, the first Capilano Bridge was built in 1889 by a Scottish engineer named George Grant, making it the oldest attraction of Vancouver. Incidentally, the same engineer built it so that the owner of the land beyond the stream could reach his lands. But the construction of the current bridge was only 67 years later, in 1956.
After passing the bridge, you will meet on the other side great walking paths within the rainforest you are in. Where you can get to know the fauna and flora in this wonderful forest.
On the other side of the bridge there is also a nice display on the geology and zoology of the area.
Ask for a certificate with your name, indicating your walk on Capilano's longest hanging bridge.
In the passage with small children, watch over them and give them a hand.