Elk Falls Provincial Park Suspension Bridge
The Elk Falls Suspension Bridge in Campbell River is a huge draw and for a very big reason!
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How to get there:
To get to the Elk Falls Park Suspension Bridge in Elk Falls Park, travel north from Downtown Campbell River to the highway 19a, and highway 19 intersection just north of Campbellton. Continue to proceed Northwest on highway 28 towards Gold River, travel approximately 4.5 kilometres to the top of the big hill (General Hill).
At the top of General Hill on the right hand side of highway 28, you will see a directional sign to Elk Falls Provincial Park and the BC Hydro Interpretative Centre, turn right there. From the Parking lot there is excellent signage to direct you the to the old growth forest and the suspension bridge.
The view over the Campbell River Canyon in Elk Falls Provincial Park has never been better or more accessible with the addition of the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge. With one more newly added attraction to the growing repertoire of high quality attractions in the Campbell River area, compliments of the Campbell River Rotary Club.
Introducing a 64 metre long newly built Campbell River suspension bridge, a bridge that floats 60 metres above the clear fast running salmon congested waters of the Campbell River Canyon. And what a treat it is.
The view of Elk Falls is dizzying from this perspective as you are perched 60 metres above the swift flowing waters cascading over huge boulders and sweeping past obstacles far below your feet. This sturdy but swaying edifice represents a feet of monumental proportions, a gift that the community of Campbell River and its thousands of visitors will enjoy for many a year to come.
This along with the newly constructed and wheel chair accessible platforms build just up the banks offer a true glimpse into the secrets the canyon has held for many years so that even the most challenged of sight seers may gain access.
The trailhead begins at the top of General Hill on HIghway 28 north east to Gold River at the new entrance to Elk Falls Provincial Park and trails and featuring the BC Hydro sponsored John Hart interpretive centre as well as a 83 stall parking lot complete with washrooms.
A short walk down a wheel chair accessible pathway consigns you to the
first of a series of platforms offering stunning views of the 25 metre falls while the second platform is accessible by a series of stairways leading the to Suspension Bridge, perched on each side of the canyon via a series of thick weight bearing high quality cables.
The route continues on the north side of the canyon to meet up with the Dean Martin trail on the opposite side of the canyon, the Dean Martin trail is a feature of the Pumphouse Trails. A series of mountain biking trails maintained by the River City Cycle Club and well known to mountain bikers all over the region, not just for the the quality of riding but for the summer resident black bears who gorge on the salmon from the Campbell River and make their lairs close to this most productive of feeding grounds.
The suspension bridge is a great way to see the falls and a gives you a birds eye view of the Canyon.
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