& Capilano Suspension Bridge
Our optional excursion to Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge begins with an enclosed gondola ride to the top of Grouse Mountain. The skyride will whisk us 1 mile up the mountainside above Vancouver for spectacular views of the stunning city surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Once at the top there is plenty to see and do.
At the Theatre in the Sky you will have the opportunity to view two short documentaries, ‘Born to Fly’ takes you on an exciting journey through the
highest peaks of British Columbia’s mountains, from an eagles perspective. ‘Animal Tracks: Baby Grizzlies’ is the story of Cooler and Grinder, the bears who live at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.
The Lumberjack Show is an entertaining showcase from a crew of performers in Grouse Mountain’s outdoor set, featuring two logging camps from the early 1900’s. This comical show will introduce you to the skills of two lumberjacks who battle it out to determine who is the best.
The Refuge for Endangered Wildlife is home to Cooler and Grinder, two grizzly bears who have made Grouse Mountain their home after they were orphaned. The bears live in a five-acre mountain top habitat and are often found posing for photographs for tourists! At the bottom of the mountain there is also a wolf enclosure, which is home to a number of wolves who were born into captivity and are now retired from the movie industry.
Following our time at Grouse Mountain we head to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park, the longest and highest suspended footbridge in the world, at 450 feet long and 230 feet high. George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer, built the original suspension bridge in 1889 when it was made from hemp rope and cedar planks. Today the bridge is made from reinforced steel safely anchored in 13 tons of concrete on either side of the canyon, making it sturdy enough to support a jumbo jet!
Also at the park is the First Nations Cultural Centre where you will gain an insight into the lives of British Columbia’s First Nations people. The Totem Park is home to a number of colourful totem poles maintained in the exact condition in which they were received from the First Nations people in the 1930’s.
Across the bridge is the award winning Treetops Adventure, offering a squirrels eye view of the surrounding rainforest. Capilano’s newest attraction among the Douglas Fir Trees consists of a number of platforms connected by suspension bridges, some as high as 100 feet.
After time to explore the Park we head across the road to a heated garden marquee where we enjoy a sumptuous garden tea with an assortment of
sandwiches, cakes and pastries.
Included in the price:
- Return transportation
- Entrance to Grouse Mountain
- Entrance to Capilano Suspension Bridge & Park with Garden tea, inclusive of tax and gratuity
Price from £98 per person
Please note: activities at Grouse Mountain are dependant on favourable weather conditions and only run at certain times during the day.