Towering above the evergreens, wafting within the cedar-scented rainforest air, and unleashing childlike wonder everywhere, Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge is truly a place straight from the storybook pages. She lingers high above the rushing river rapids and low beneath the canopied thicket. Her heart sings and soars alongside the lucky woodland creatures who dwell here. Her feet dances and dashes on air, lofting between the trees on the treetop playground. Here, the soul soars and adventure awaits at every step.
Located within the heart of Vancouver, Capilano is the city’s most popular attraction. The park’s main highlight is the prized suspension bridge. “Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River.” The park also offers an aerial cliffwalk and her favourite, a treetop playground lit by fairy-lights and allowing The Embarkiste to venture from one magnificent Douglas-fir to another on a series of suspended bridges reaching high above the forest floor.
Capilano is rich with stories paying homage to the area’s first habitats and honoring their traditions with interesting totems. During the holiday season, the park is decorated with glittering canyon lights and provides playful and educational experiences, including viewing the world’s tallest living Christmas tree (153 feet) or going on a snowy owl prowl. How dreamy…
She smiles at the charming gingham uniforms and relishes from the enchanting woods. Reminiscing from such an exception experience, The Embarkiste does believe in fairy-tales and has Capilano to thank for it.
photo 3 via Rent Picnic *