Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, Canada - 1986

Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, Canada - 1986

As previously mentioned on my blog, I am scared of heights. The suspension bridge is several hundred feet above the Capilano River and sways harder the more people that there are on it. I barely made it onto the bridge 23 years ago before having to turn around. I heard that my grandaunt made it across that day though so that has always been on the back of my mind.

I Survived the Capilano Suspension Bridge!

I Survived the Capilano Suspension Bridge!

This time I did make it across the bridge finally and saw Treetops Adventure on the other side. It wasn’t really that bad on the initial crossing because not many people were there at 9 a.m. But even then when you get toward the center of the bridge you can feel every vibration. Coming back was a completely different experience. There were lots of people on the bridge and it was swinging hard! I can’t even describe how scary it was but I was griping the cables hard while bumping into people left and right! Talk about an adrenaline rush.

Still Scared of Heights

Still Scared of Heights

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  1. Thanks guys.

    Very true Gary. You should see what I look like at the Grand Canyon.

    Hey Teri. I might be able to do a zip line but I really woudln’t know until I step onto the platform whether I could do it or not.

  2. Great story Richard! I learned about this bridge from a friend, who visited there a couple of years ago. It definitely piqued my interest.

    If I ever visit that area, I will be jumping up and down on it. Maybe not!

  3. Hey Richard
    It’s similar to the mile high suspension bridge at GrandFather Mtn. There are many people who take a few steps and have to turn around and go back physically trembling so you should be proud of yourself.

  4. Sheri – there were certainly some kids doing that hopping down the steps onto the bridge. The signs say not to do that though. When it is really going, you probably wouldn’t have the desire to do that anyway. 🙂

    You ever go on the suspension bridge, Leann?

  5. I had a memorable vacation Richard. The then and now picture from the Capilano Supension Bridge will always make me laugh with tears of happiness. I also like to comment that I made it too since I stayed back with you in 1986. We will return again but not 23 years from now.

    Love, Mommy 🙂

  6. Congratulations on facing your fear.
    I feel for you; I know how difficult something like this can be.

    As I jokingly tell my friends,
    ” No, I’m not afraid of heights; I’m afraid of falling.” hahaha

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