Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Park in North Shore

As you walk gingerly onto one of the world's longest (140m) and highest (70m) suspension bridges, swaying gently over the roiling Capilano Canyon, remember that its thick steel cables are embedded in concrete. That should steady your feet – unless there are teenagers stamping across. Added park attractions include a glass-bottomed cliffside walkway and an elevated canopy trail through the trees.

This is a hugely popular attraction (hence the summer tour buses); try to arrive early during peak months so you can check out the historic exhibits, totem poles and tree-shaded nature trails on the other side of the bridge in relative calm. On your way out, peruse what must be the city's largest souvenir shop for First Nations artworks, 'moose dropping' choccies and a full range of T-shirts and ball caps. From May to September Capilano makes it very easy for you to get here from downtown by running a free shuttle from Canada Place and area hotels. There are also often discounts on summer admission after 5pm. Check the website for full details.