I'm sure many of you have gone to beautiful, popular tourist suspension bridges like the Capilano Suspension Bridge or Sea to Sky, but there are also many neat and less known bridges and canopy walkways around Vancouver.
In BC, you can enjoy the awesome feeling of being suspended mid-air over rushing canyons, alpine mountains, and lush forests.
Here are 11 of the coolest suspension bridges and canopy walkways in BC:
Sky Pilot at Sea to Sky Gondola // Squamish
A BC favourite for a reason, this suspension bridges offers unprecedented views of Howe Sound. This is a really unique way to view alpine mountains, luscious forest, and a stunning fjord. You can take the gondola or hike up. The bridge is open year round, allowing you to see the summit in all the seasons.
Alexandra Bridge // Spuzzum
This unique and timeless gem was originally built in 1861 and was rebuilt in 1926 for automobiles. Now restricted to foot traffic, the Alexandra Bridge sits over the Fraser River.
Treetops Adventure // North Vancouver
Wander above and through the West Coast rainforest. The Treetops Adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge is made up of seven suspension bridges attached to 250 year old Douglas-firs. The bridge takes visitors up to 110 feet high. Admission is included with entrance to Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge // North Vancouver
Entrance is free to this stunning suspension bridge in the middle of Lynn Canyon. Less frequented than Capilano although still popular, if you are lucky you may be one of the few crossing this bridge if you go in the early hours.
Photo cred - @emanuelsmedbol
Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park // Castlegar
Lose yourself in this island park and explore BC heritage and history. Castlegar is in the Kootenay Rockies region.
Capilano Suspension Bridge // North Vancouver
Capilano Suspension is hands down the most popular suspension bridge in BC. Aside from a 450 feet long suspension bridge, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park also has attractions like Cliff Walk and Treetop Adventures. Right now they have a summer special for 20% off admission price after 5pm!
Greenheart Treewalk at UBC Botanical Garden // Vancouver
Escape into the trees at Greenheart Treewalk, a 310 metres long tree top canopy walkway 20 metres above the ground. There is a Groupon for 50% off admission right now, click here.
If you're looking for a super short hike that leads to an amazing waterfall, Cascade Falls is perfect for you. The suspension bridge crosses the river and gives an unobstructed view of the falls.
Elk Falls Suspension Bridge // Campbell River
Enjoy views of cascading Elk Falls and Campbell River Canyon from this recently built suspension bridge. The bridge has made it more accessible for people to visit Elk Falls and is 60 metres high and 64 metres long.
Photo cred - @canadian_energy
Malakwa Suspension Bridge // Revelstoke
Cross over the scenic blue Eagle River on the Malakwa Suspension Bridge. The bridge is over a 100 years old.
Hells Gate Suspension Bridge // Boston Bar
Experience being suspended over 200 million gallons of water flow per minute. The Hells Gate Suspension Bridge is located above the Hells Gate Gorge in the Fraser Canyon