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  1. Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of Vancouver’s oldest attractions

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of Vancouver’s oldest attractions

    Sep222010

    Today I visited the Capilano Suspension Bridge to record the second interview which will be featured in our ‘Only in Vancouver’ podcast.

    We left HI-Vancouver Central early this morning to head down to Canada Place where we caught the free shuttle to the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

    There I met Stacy Chala who’s the Communications Manager at Capilano. Stacy showed us around part of the large park before sitting down to record the podcast interview with me.

    Then it was off to tackle the bridge itself. As you can see from the picture here, it’s a pretty long affair and as you walk across it, you’re afforded amazing views of the Capilano River below, as well as the towering trees of the temperate rainforest surrounding the bridge and covering the rest of the large park area.

    I’m glad I crossed the bridge in 2010 instead of back in the day when it was first constructed because now it can take the weight of an entire jumbo jet without breaking a sweat as opposed to back then when it was a less sturdy affair. Those of a more nervous disposition might not enjoy the swaying of the bridge as you shuffle across; however, it really is worth visiting and crossing.

    Apart from the amazing views, once you cross the bridge you’ll enter the wooded forestry area where you’ll find Capilano’s treetop walkways. These trees are huge so you get up quite high, but the great thing about the walkways in the treetops here is that they’re easily accessible for pretty much everyone.

    Have a look around and you’ll also see plenty of cool things such as a variety of ponds, some incredibly old trees (we saw one today that was over 1,200 years old) and more.

    Once we’d explored what Capilano has to offer, it was time to catch the free shuttle back to the city centre.

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