Outdoor Adventure in Vancouver

Grouse Mountain

It’s no secret that one of the best things about living in Vancouver is our access to some of the most spectacular wilderness that you’ll find anywhere in the world. TransLink has made getting far away from the hustle even faster and easier, and will get you there and back to the city safely with new COVID protocols in place.

So grab your mask and good pair of hiking shoes and set out on this day of high mountain adventure, with a few tasty pit stops thrown in to keep you going. Continue reading:
Outdoor Adventure in Vancouver

10 Family-Friendly Things to do Outdoors in Vancouver This Spring Break

Children playing at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver

Kids playing at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver/ Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Looking to keep the kids entertained this Spring Break? Plan an outdoor adventure that the whole family will enjoy. Here are our picks for the best Vancouver area family-friendly things to do outside this Spring Break. 

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10 Family-Friendly Things to do Outdoors in Vancouver This Spring Break

Featured Attraction of the Week: Capilano Suspension Bridge (free tickets!)

photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge

Welcome to Inside Vancouver’s new “Featured Attraction” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction, and giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible you just need to post a comment or send a tweet!

The thrill of crossing Capilano Suspension Bridge is a must do for many visitors to Vancouver. But in addition to the famous swaying bridge, the park offers much more, preserving and presenting its nature, history, and culture in unique and thrilling ways.

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Featured Attraction of the Week: Capilano Suspension Bridge (free tickets!)

Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Opens June 3, 2011

Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park—home to the eponymous suspension bridge that is one of B.C.’s top attractions—has just unveiled its newest, thrilling attraction: the 700-foot long (213 metres), 300-foot high (91 metres) Cliffwalk.

Cliffwalk is the brainchild of John Stibbard, Capilano Suspension Bridge’s VP of Operations. John knew that he wanted to create another exciting attraction—one that would bring visitors closer to the Capilano River—but it wasn’t until he was rappelling down the east face of Capilano Canyon that he had his epiphany: what if there was a way to build a walkway in that exact spot that would give visitors a chance to share these breathtaking views and heart-stopping sensations?

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Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Opens June 3, 2011

Halloween and Harvest Fun at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge

For most people, Capilano Suspension Bridge is scary enough already.  The 137-meter-long bridge swings a lofty 70 meters above the Capilano River.  As you cross it, the bridge starts to sway violently from side to side.   Only a pair of steel cables and chain-link fencing keep you from plunging right over the side.   Even though it’s safe as can be – and strong enough to support the weight of a fully-loaded jet airliner – the bridge feels downright rickety.

Now, imagine a dose of Halloween horror on top of all this.   For Halloween weekend, Oct. 30 and 31, Capilano will be showing off its spooky side.  A massive display of carved and lit Jack-o-lanterns will be set up throughout the park.  And fortune tellers will be brought in to predict your future (like whether you’ll make it to the other side of the bridge or not).

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Halloween and Harvest Fun at Capilano Suspension Bridge