Finally got our plans together and sorted out a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Capilano Park (Click for external link)
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The current bridge is 140 metres (460 feet) long and 70 metres (230 ft) above the river.
It is part of a private facility with an admission fee, and draws over 1.2 million visitors per year.
Part 1 – The Cliff Walk
Opened on June 3, 2011, this heart-stopping cliffside journey takes you through rainforest vegetation on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River to previously unexplored areas of the park.
Not for the faint of heart, it is high and narrow and, in some sections, glass (very strong glass) is all that separates guests from the canyon far below.
Part 2 – Capilano Suspension Bridge
A walk, pause and shitting the pants experience. Made worse by some dickheads who decided to run on the bridge. This running exagerates the sideways motion and sway of the bridge.
Part 3 – Treetops Adventure
Visitors are able to venture from one magnificent Douglas-fir tree to another on a series of elevated suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 110 feet (33.5m) above the forest floor.
After our Treetops walk, we stopped for chocolate, tea and a chat with Ray Martin.
Ray Martin was filming a documentary for Australian Chanel 7. With camera in hand, and video camera crew in front, he was interviewing one of the park staff.
We introduced ourselves from Fremantle, chatted, and said our goodbyes.
As part of the experience, the owners of the park operate a free bus pick-up from various points around the city. Drop offs included.
Headed off for another new Korean restaurant (Danbo Ramen – click for external link). Great food and beer all round