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What’s the Best Time of Day to Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge?

Finding the best time of day to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge isn’t rocket science.

In fact, given it’s one of the most beautifully unique attractions in the world the answer might just be whenever you’ve got the time.

That said, the big green elephant in the room – Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge – might have something to say about that, so let’s break it down a bit further.

Best Time to Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge

First, let’s clear up the most important factor in the play here.

Capilano Suspension Bridge is found in North Vancouver:

This means unless you’re living/staying on the North Shore you’re going to need to cross either the Lions Gate Bridge or the Second Narrows bridge to visit.

In my article about how to get to Capilano Suspension Bridge I was very clear on this: you’re going to want to avoid these bridges like the plague during rush hour.

This means you should be putting your car keys or transit pass away between about 7:45 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

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A girl peers over the Capilano Suspension Bridge

The Best Time Slots to Visit

Capilano Suspension Bridge is open between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.

If you’re asking how long to spend at Capilano Suspension Bridge, know that a typical visit lasts 2.5 hours, which reates a bit of a schedule sweet spot:

  • Timeslots between 9:30 am to 11:30 am: easier traffic, avoids peak crowds, still OK light for photography, trip back before rush hour
  • Time slots between 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm: easier traffic, great photography light in autumn/winter, most slots have trip back before rush hour

Speaking of time slots, it’s mandatory to select your date and time and you can do so using the tool below:

Planning this as part of a Vancouver vacation itinerary?

When booking your Capilano Suspension Bridge tickets via Tiqets you can get a free shuttle from downtown, right in front of the Vancouver Cruise Terminal.

Of course, the rush hour rule still applies here (even if you can kick back and have a little snooze) so make sure you’re booking during the suggested timeslots above.

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Still Not Sure on the Best Time to Go?

Again, for me the best time of day to to go to Capilano Suspension Bridge is between 9:00 am and 11:30 am – but maybe you’ve got different ideas.

If you’re still not sure, feel free to write me with your situation and I’d be happy to give you some custom advice!

🧐  |  Curious yet? Read honest Capilano Suspension Bridge reviews from recent ticket buyers.



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