Cascade Falls suspension bridge

New suspension bridge opens April 18

Cascade Falls Regional Park near Mission ready for visitors to get a close-up view of Cascade Falls

The new suspension bridge at Cascade Falls Regional Park is now ready for visitors.

A grand opening celebration to officially open the bridge will be held on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Guided tours, refreshments and activities will be available throughout the day.

The bridge, a joint project between the Fraser Valley Regional District and Innergex Renewable Energy, spans Cascade Creek and gives visitors a unique close up view of the dramatic 30-metre falls. The total value of the project, including trail improvements and interpretive signage is $286,500.

“We have had a lot of interest in the bridge over the past few months,” said Ray Boucher, FVRD Electoral Area F director. “While I think it is always worth the drive to Electoral Area F, the improvements at Cascade Falls Regional Park make it even more spectacular.

The park was closed at the parking lot to visitors last year to begin construction of the project, which has been delayed due to weather challenges and material availability.

“We are extremely proud to see the bridge completed and are excited for visitors to experience the impressive falls and the natural environment in a new way,” said Matt Kennedy, vice president-environment, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. operates nine run-of-river hydroelectric facilities in the FVRD near the northern ends of Harrison Lake and Stave Lake.

The Cascade Falls suspension bridge is only the third one of its kind in the Lower Mainland.