In the misty rain, visit the world’s most suspended suspension bridge – Cappellano

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The Capilano Suspension Bridge (Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Tickets) is one of Vancouver’s most iconic and stunning must-see attractions. It spans the 450-foot-wide Capelano River and hangs at a breathtaking 230-foot altitude, crossing the suspension bridge is an absolutely terrifying and challenging experience. However, walking on it is not as scary as it looks, but you can enjoy the wonderful rainforest scenery on both sides and breathe “forest” in the green jungle.

CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE is named after the suspension bridge as its name suggests. Capilano is translated from the local indigenous name Kia’palano.

At the gate of the park, the sign of Capilano Supension Bridge is quite obvious, and there is a 1889 vintage. In fact, this suspension bridge was originally built in 1889. A man named GEORGE GRANTMACKAY purchased the land to protect the virgin forest from deforestation and built the suspension bridge. Even he himself did not expect this place to become a must-see tourist destination for people who come to Vancouver today. The tourist service center at the entrance, where you can ask a guide who is familiar with your language to explain the past and present of the bridge to you.

The “Story Center” promenade tells you the history of the Capelano Suspension Bridge Park from 1888 to 1983. Suspension Bridge The Suspension Bridge went through different years from 1888 to 1983, and the Capellano Suspension Bridge Park changed hands several times until the newest owner of the Suspension Bridge, Nancy Stibbard, bought the park in 1983 and toured it for the next 20 to 30 years. Development and promotion make the suspension bridge famous. It seems that behind every successful case, there are its unknown hardships and secrets.

At the end of the story center, we saw such a stamping place. The tour guide said that there are about a dozen stamping places in the Suspension Bridge Park. As long as tourists collect all the stamps, they can go to the visitor center at the entrance of the park to exchange for a souvenir. This reminds me of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, when everyone was very enthusiastic about stamping, is it from the experience here.

Kiapalano (Capilano) is the name of the local indigenous people. You can see such indigenous totem poles in many places in the park. Another place in Suspension Bridge Park that shows scenes of Aboriginal life. This is a place where a relatively large indigenous totem pole is displayed. Aboriginal people in Canada are mainly Indians, followed by Inuit and Medie people. Their totem worship is an act of worship that regards certain animals, plants and other specific objects as having a kinship or other special relationship with the clan. Totem is also a transliteration of the Indian “Totem”. 

This picture shows a certain relationship between indigenous people and totems.

Walking through the center of the story, past the totem poles, and across thousands of years of Aboriginal history in Canada, I came to this great suspension bridge. Hidden in the verdant virgin rainforest, the bridge is paved with wooden boards, 137 meters long and 70 meters high. Below is the not very fast water of the Capelano River. Since 1889, it has been swaying safely and reliably.

In the misty rain, the transpiring mist shrouded this dense rainforest, as if to put a mysterious coat on our exploration. Can’t see through, can’t walk through.

This stuff can be seen as a trash can, but is the Canadian government really rich enough to build the trash can so tightly and beautifully? After asking, I found out that this is a special “bear-proof trash can”. Since there are often “bear haunts” in the park, the trash cans are made airtight so that the bear’s claws can’t get started, so as to avoid the bears’ inquiries and turn over the contents of the trash cans. On the upper part of the trash can, a switch that cannot be turned on by the bear’s paw is specially built, so that even if there are bears, there is no need to worry about the garbage everywhere. Of course, the necessary markings such as sorting and recyclability are not forgotten on the trash can. The suspension bridge doesn’t seem to be the only exciting experience to look forward to. On the other end of the suspension bridge, lush towering trees, secluded trails and the award-winning ride “Treetops adventure” are also exciting. Looking forward to the project.

The treetop adventure is to set up a wooden suspension bridge among the tall cedar trees, so that tourists can walk through the green jungle in the air, and feel the soul collision between themselves and the vast forest in amazement.

 Starting from the tree house, there are seven suspension bridges connecting more than a dozen large trees, passing through the vast and majestic virgin Douglas-firs forest (Douglas-firs).  It was still raining, the wet ground, the misty rainforest, the warm air, and the surprise crossing.

This is a suspension bridge between trees, and it is still the word “dangerous” from a distance.

Treetop adventure seems to really shorten the distance between man and nature

In a winter snowstorm in 2006, a 46-ton giant tree wreckage collapsed on the suspension bridge, but the suspension bridge was safe and sound, and the giant tree was broken in two. Now you can still see the remaining part when you walk through the wooden path in the scenic area. Giant tree. These fallen trees are naturally buried underground and become an indispensable source of nutrients and growth for new tree species, so this rainforest can maintain a state of endless vitality.

Occasionally we will stop at the introduction point of animals and plants in the middle of the rainforest to see the knowledge introduction of these animals and plants and how to protect them, so that humans and these animals and plants can coexist harmoniously.

Hidden in the canyons, the galloping Capelano River injects immortal life into this virgin forest. When the explorer George Grant Markay, who discovered it, was deeply attracted by the beautiful scenery in the valley, what kind of magic made the explorer stop traveling, and suddenly wanted to build a crossing card between the canyons Suspension bridge over the Perannu River.

So, Gorge built a humble hut for himself and his wife on the river bank. After asking for help from the nearby natives, he obtained the first cedar plank and the first hemp rope, and began to build a great bridge. project.  Do you dare to walk on such a suspension bridge?

In fact, the adventure in the Capelano Suspension Bridge Park is not over until the Endless Trail is not over.

He, our tour guide, Jack, was in the middle of the Absolute Mountain Trail at this time. He was a few hundred meters away from the Capelano River under his feet, and he supported this aerial corridor with a few steel cables. . .

The Jueling Trail is tall and narrow. Walking on the trail, you will feel that you are only separated from the deep canyon by a piece of paper; of course, in addition to the thrill, you can naturally breathe the fresh air from the rainforest and suck the hot weather. Negative oxygen ions in the oxygen bar.
It can be described as “infinite scenery in the dangerous peak”!

The small waterfall formed by the rain is also a rare sight on weekdays. In the end, it is a good choice to go home with a few totem poles at the small commodity store in Suspension Bridge Park.

If it’s not too heavy, carry the black bear back as well.

In fact, my favorite is this “Christmas Bear”-like guy at the door of the store.