06.08.2010 - 06.08.2010 70 °F
This is one of my favorite pictures from my entire time in Vancouver:
The Capilano Suspension Bridge
Keep one hand firmly on the side of the bridge and keep your footing steady - this is the best advice I can give for traversing Northern Vancouver's famous crossing. Oh yes, and if you get scared of heights, look straight ahead, not down. With so many tourists (young and old) walking back and forth (and stopping at random parts of the bridge to take family pictures) across the bridge, it seems inevitable that the structure would wobble...and it did - a lot. The security persons would make periodic announcements to remind visitors to walk steadily across the bridge rather than jump up and down or run. Never fear, I successfully crossed the bridge, and despite feeling slightly off your equilibrium, the true wonder of the structure is that it really can withstand so much foot traffic.
Admission to the Bridge is expensive (a little more than $30 CAD), but if you take advantage of the attractions on the other side of the crossing of the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the whole trip is well worth the experience.
The Treetops Adventure is an elaborate set of smaller bridges situated way up high in the grand, tall Vancouver trees. It feels almost as if you are getting a sneak peek into the habitat of the birds and other small creatures that perch those sky high trees.
One More Favorite Site at Capilano:
Somebody has to guard that gift shop...and I guess the Canadian Mountie bear volunteered to keep watch over all those souvenirs.