Travel Twitter account misplaces Capilano suspension bridge on Portuguese island
Twitter lights up with jokes to set the record straight
Who knew the Capilano Suspension Bridge linked up with a lush mountain trail on a remote Portuguese island?
Capilano Suspension Bridge, British Columbia, Canada. <a href="https://t.co/LxG1rPTeiw">pic.twitter.com/LxG1rPTeiw</a>—@BestEarthPix
That according to a popular travel Twitter account which recently mistook the popular B.C. attraction for a trail on Portugal's Sao Miguel island, a popular holiday destination in the mid-Atlantic.
To set the record straight. the Capilano Suspension Bridge is actually:
- Not a hiking trail but a bridge that's 70 metres above the Capilano River.
- In North Vancouver.
- A classic example of West Coast forest with Douglas firs and cedar trees.
And it looks like this:
British Columbians were quick to point out the error with some snark.
Perhaps it's right next to this lovely port ...
Only a short walk away from Edgemont Village. A lovely place to have an authentic Italian espresso. <a href="https://t.co/PjJKBrT891">pic.twitter.com/PjJKBrT891</a>—@vancityjs
Of course, the suspension bridge, while famous, flows over the even more famous Capilano River. <a href="https://twitter.com/capsuspbridge?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@capsuspbridge</a> <a href="https://t.co/gusEcvEDq6">pic.twitter.com/gusEcvEDq6</a>—@vancityjs
... its turbulent waters barely contained by this sizeable dam.
The river is held back by the Cleveland Dam, which has a drinking water reservoir for the good residents of the north shore <a href="https://t.co/4kZWnTLdFw">pic.twitter.com/4kZWnTLdFw</a>—@vancityjs
There's great hiking nearby — where you can find giraffes!
Of course, you could continue up the road from the Dam and the suspension bridge and you would find yourself at the world renowned Grouse Mountain <a href="https://twitter.com/grousemountain?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@grousemountain</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NorthVan?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NorthVan</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/grousegrind?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#grousegrind</a> <a href="https://t.co/nqQkEZ7mjW">pic.twitter.com/nqQkEZ7mjW</a>—@vancityjs
And spectacular drives on the way there.
Also Horseshoe Bay, and the famous Sea to Sky Highway. Truly Magnificent. <a href="https://twitter.com/BCFerries?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BCFerries</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/westvan?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#westvan</a> <a href="https://t.co/svRknq57WM">pic.twitter.com/svRknq57WM</a>—@vancityjs
Plus great culture.
Heading West, a short 15 minute drive away, you can find Cypress Mountain <a href="https://twitter.com/Cypressmtn?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Cypressmtn</a> <a href="https://t.co/v6GsEMwAiH">pic.twitter.com/v6GsEMwAiH</a>—@vancityjs
And of course, sandy beaches.
Or you could go to Ambleside beach to catch some waves and some magnificent views! <a href="https://t.co/iiLM9pHZ5j">pic.twitter.com/iiLM9pHZ5j</a>—@vancityjs
Who can forget the internationally-acclaimed Wreck Beach? <a href="https://t.co/PM9o2sNJdo">pic.twitter.com/PM9o2sNJdo</a>—@wanderu
Why, there's even an excellent university nearby.
Wreck Beach adjoins world-famous UBC, known for its architectural wonders, such as Buchanan Courtyard shown here: <a href="https://t.co/nJLQmrMLia">pic.twitter.com/nJLQmrMLia</a>—@arichardson_phi
If you're visiting the beautiful UBC campus why not stop at the internationally acclaimed terraced Rose Garden? <a href="https://t.co/avNNEdfHOr">pic.twitter.com/avNNEdfHOr</a>—@e_gallois
And a bridge that you need to cross to get there.
Here’s the Lion’s Gate: <a href="https://t.co/3kGsmPFafT">pic.twitter.com/3kGsmPFafT</a>—@Jyrki21
The people who run the actually-in-B.C. attraction say they have enjoyed watching the tweets.
"We've definitely had a good giggle about it," said Stacy Chala, the communications manager for the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
She said their team thought about sending out their own witty tweet, but felt that Twitter did it well enough.
It's not the first time the bridge has been misidentified, says Chala, but this might be the funniest reaction the mistake has garnered.
"It's pretty darn funny and it's all in good fun."
With files from Alex Migdal.