If you ever find yourself in Vancouver, Canada, make sure you add the Capilano Suspension Bridge to your list. The 430-foot-long bridge floats 230 feet above the Capilano River, offering stunning views of surrounding forest and evergreen. If you're afraid of heights, you might want to avoid this attraction because there's more to this park than just its iconic bridge. Its Cliffwalk is comprised of labyrinth-like narrow bridges, stairs, and platforms that will make your heart race as you make your way. There are also seven suspended bridges that are part of the Treetops Adventure section that stand 110 feet above the forest floor. If you'd rather stay grounded, there's still plenty to explore along the floor paths that you can either venture alone or on a free guided tour.
Capilano Bridge was first built in 1889 by a Scottish civil engineer and land developer who built a cabin on the very edge of the canyon. He suspended a footbridge he made out of hemp rope across the canyon walls, which was eventually replaced by wire cable in 1903 after his death. It wasn't until 1983 when the current owner, Nancy Stibbard, purchased the bridge from her father and transformed the stop into an attraction. Though admission isn't free ($14 to $40) unless you're under the age of 6, this is definitely a place you'll want to add to your list, especially during the holidays when the park is strung with lights! See the amazing photos ahead.