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A Walk Through The Canadian Wilderness At The Capilano Suspension Bridge

A Walk Through The Canadian Wilderness At The Capilano Suspension Bridge

on Aug. 24, 2013 by

The bridge is one of the most popular attractions in Vancouver and should not be missed, especially if you are a nature freak

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver.

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The current bridge is 140 metres (460 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) above the river. It is part of a private facility, with an admission fee, and draws over 800,000 visitors a year.

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The bridge was originally built in 1889 by George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer and park commissioner for Vancouver.

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It was originally made of hemp ropes with a deck of cedar planks, and was replaced with a wire cable bridge in 1903.

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In 1910 Edward Mahon purchased the Capilano Suspension Bridge. "Mac" MacEachran purchased the Bridge from Mahon in 1935 and invited local natives to place their totem poles in the park, adding a native theme. In 1945, he sold the bridge to Henri Aubeneau.

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There have been quite a few incidents at the bridge, on June 2, 2012 a 30-year-old tourist from Ontario died after falling near the bridge. Police say the victim was hiking through trails near the popular attraction when he fell to the riverbed below.All park attractions are included in the price of admission!

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Admission Fees:

  • Adult ………………………………………… $31.95
  • Senior 65+ ………………………………… $29.95
  • Student 17+ with ID …………………… $25.95
  • Youth 13 – 16 ……………………………… $19.95
  • Child 6 – 12 ………………………………… $12.00
  • Under 6 ……………………………………… Free
  • BC Residents Adult Annual Pass …………… $31.95 

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