Why Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge
If you are planning a trip to Vancouver, you would be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable and accessible trip into nature than Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
Quick note: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park mean the same thing in this article. To be precise, though, the bridge is inside the park.
It’s true that the area surrounding Vancouver offers many opportunities to connect with nature: you have the snow-covered peaks of Whistler to the North; the great landmass of Vancouver Island to the West. If you don’t want to go so far, there is Stanley Park (larger in size than New York’s Central Park) tucked just beside the downtown core.
Capilano Suspension Bridge is almost as accessible as Stanley Park, and offers some of the province’s most beautiful natural scenes.
How to Get to Capilano Suspension Bridge
Getting to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is easy. Just follow these simple steps:
STEP #1: Meet by the Waterfront. The easiest way for a tourist to accomplish this would be to ride the Vancouver Skytrain Expo Line to Waterfront Station.
If you are following Google Maps, just look for the Vancouver Convention Centre.
STEP #2: Once you are there, look for an information booth that is selling tickets. You DO NOT need to buy your tickets for the park here, but you may if you like. Buying your tickets in advance may save you a line up once you arrive at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
STEP #3: Find the poster (shown below) that is close to the information booth. This is where a free shuttle bus will pick you up and take you to the park. The free shuttle buses to Capilano Suspension Bridge run typically every 30 minutes from around 10am to 5pm. However, be advised that times vary based on season.
Be sure to confirm the most recent times over on Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s official website.
STEP #4: The ride itself will make a couple of stops on the way to North Vancouver, but should not take more than 30 or 40 minutes. It’s also quite a nice drive, heading through Stanley Park, and offering a nice view of the downtown skyline if you sit on the right side of the bus.
That’s it – you’ve learned the free and easy way to get to Capilano Suspension Bridge!