Visiting Vancouver’s most epic tourist attraction is as close as it gets to automatic. That said, it may not be automatically clear how to get to Capilano Suspension Bridge!
Luckily I’m here to walk you through it, so let’s take a look.
Getting to Capilano Suspension Bridge by Shuttle, Public Transit, and Car
No car? The best way to get to the Capilano Suspension Bridge is buying tickets with a free shuttle included:
As you can see, the Capilano Suspension Bridge shuttle runs from right outside Canada Place and the Cruise Terminal – near the Starbucks and tourist info kiosk.
This means easy access for anybody living or staying downtown, and puts you on absolute cruise control not having to worry about gas or bus schedules.
Expect the total trip time for the Capilano Suspension Bridge shuttle to take about 20 minutes in optimal traffic.
If you’re looking to lock in the shuttle I suggest buying your tickets in advance online via Tiqets as the shuttle is included for free.
Looking to get there using public transit? You’ll need to take a bus:
I’ll be using the W Georgia St @ Granville St stop since it’s the heart of downtown Vancouver – but with the bus I’m suggesting there are stops all throughout downtown.
First, you’ll need to grab Bus 246 (the Highland/Downtown route) and ride 11 stops until you get to the stop EB Ridgewood Dr @ Norcross Way.
Then, it’s just a six minute walk to the suspension bridge – the total trip time is 30-35 minutes outside of peak hours.
Another tip: never book anything around rush hour (3:00 pm to 6:00 pm) or the Lions Gate Bridge is going to punish you! Expect waits of 60-75 minutes crossing.
You can take control by reserving your entrance time in advance (early morning or late evening are best for photos, and smaller crowds):
Of course, this same advice applies if you’re driving to the Capilano Suspension Bridge:
In optimal traffic conditions you’re looking at an 18-20 minute drive from downtown Vancouver.
This naturally gives you more flexibility, allowing you to hit some of the best places to eat near Capilano Suspension bridge before or after.
Simply get on W. Georgia Street and follow it all the way through Stanley Park, cross the Lions Gate Bridge, and exit at Marine Drive.
After 300 meters turn left onto Capilano Road and it’ll bring out all the way there.
Rolling with GPS? Plug in the address 3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4J1, Canada.
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Getting to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park FAQ
Where is the Capilano Suspension Bridge?
This epic Vancouver suspension bridge is found at 3735 Capilano Rd, approximately 20 minutes away from downtown Vancouver across Vancouver harbour in North Vancouver.
How do you get to Capilano Suspension Bridge without a car?
You can get there without a car using transit from downtown Vancouver. Bus 246 counts 9 different stops in the downtown area and can bring you there in 25-30 minutes.
How long is the free shuttle to Capilano Suspension Bridge?
The shuttle takes approximately 18-20 minutes..
As scenic as a Seabus ride across Vancouver Harbour can be, this is primarily a commuter vessel that runs every 15 minutes – and will only bring you the foot of North Vancouver, forcing you to take an additional bus which makes the trip about 20 minutes longer than a standard bus.
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