The Capilano Suspension Bridge

High time I showcase a beautiful locale in my own country.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada is 450 long and over 200 feet off the ground.  It was originally built in 1889, by using hemp rope and planks.  (Now it’s made of wire cable and 120-ton actors, thank god.) You can walk with the squirrels at tree-top height, or scale the mountains in the newly opened Cliff Walk. Here’s a description:

Open 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.

Afraid of Heights?

So if beaches and tropical getaways aren’t your thing, try  tree-walking in Canada–and bring your camera.

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7 thoughts on “The Capilano Suspension Bridge

  1. I agree Magnificent it is but I’d probably be the FIRST one to plop over while being dragged across with my eyes closed (purely for the adventure you must understand). Beautiful pictures, though. Guess I’m just a wienie.

  2. I don’t have an unreasonable fear of heights, only a reasonable one, but that bridge would be a challenge. There’s a line in the movie Margin Call that goes something like: people aren’t afraid of heights because they think they’ll fall, they’re afraid becasue they think they’ll jump. Makes you think. Cheers, T

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