Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, Canada

It was absolutely stunning and wanted to go and see Capilano Suspension Bridge from longtime. Although I am sure it is lovely during the day, we found it just got more and more enchanting as dusk turned to night. Had a great time there and loved every minute.

It was SO magical! From the lights outlining the suspension bridge to the lighted canyon walk and lighted tree top walk (they have connected tree houses that you walk through lined with lights). The cliffs and rapids are illuminated, and lights are strung high into the tree branches, and all along the railings of the bridges and tree tops, giving a pretty contrast in the darkness.This is a very special and magical place. Our kids totally loved it and thought they were in magical Wonderland. 

Situated in North Vancouver’s magnificent Capilano Canyon, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is Vancouver, Canada’s oldest visitor attraction.

Since 1889, there has been a suspended bridge over Capilano River, attracting visitors from all over the world. At the heart of the operation is a 137-metre (450 feet) long, 70-metre (230 feet) high suspended footbridge. As early as 1907, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park was a paid attraction, employing only a gatekeeper. Today, Capilano employs over 200 people in its peak season.

Over the past twenty years, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has seen a number of additions and enhancements. In addition to the thrill of crossing the bridge, guests can experience the attractions newest additions, CLIFFWALK and Treetops Adventure. Two interpretive exhibits, the Story Centre (incorporating lessons in local history) and the Living Forest (preparing guests for their walk in the forest), elevated boardwalk trails and naturalist-guided walks throughout out the West Coast rainforest, as well as several food venues and the popular Trading Post gift shop round out the Park’s experience.

The light display is so well done, and looks so classy. We don’t have anything like this in Australia. I believe the event runs from the end of November to the end of January, with Christmas activities starting at 4pm if you are interested in going next year. There is glass blowing, gingerbread making, carol singers and snacks and souvenirs to buy. The park alone is awesome, with the beauty of the giant Douglas Fir trees enough to take your breath away. So many great photo opportunities. What a gorgeous part of the world. The tree top walk, cliff walk and bridge were spectacularly lit up, and would be great even without the lights. 

This beautiful place is a “MUST GO” attraction if you travel to Vancouver. There is a Bus which take you there for free and it picks people up at certain points in downtown Vancouver. 

Tickets are around $47 CAN per adult and $15 per child.

There are 3 main activities

  • Suspension Bridge: You can cross it as many times as you want.
  • Cliffwalk: If you get to Capilano near dusk, do this first, so you can totally enjoy the view of the Cliff.
  • Treetops: Very fun experience, with a lot of great spots for pictures.

Calgary, Canada

If you’re looking for where the city meets nature, look no further than Calgary. We made Calgary and Banff to discover this area and totally loved it. The city itself is bursting with creativity and cool places to eat, drink, and see. And just under an hour and a half away, you’ll find the Rocky Mountains where there’s adventure on the slopes, in the forests, and on the glassy turquoise waters.

Calgary offers a wealth of outdoor activities and stunning scenery, as well as numerous parks and green spaces in the city.

Two rivers running through the city, gives plenty of opportunities for the visitors in Calgary to enjoy nature. The city offers beautiful walks along the river banks and numerous green spaces, such as the Olympic Park, Edworthy Park, Elliston Park, Nose Hill Park, the Weaselhead Flats, and many more. Additionally, there are also quite a few golf courses in the city itself.

Nested along the Elbow and Bow Rivers and established at the edge of the wide and open prairie, the city is also only an hour’s drive away from the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Visitors in Calgary can enjoy various outdoor activities, from skiing in winter to hiking in summer.