The 'suspense' is over - Cascade Falls Suspension Bridge to open April 18
April 2, 2015
Parks in the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) are open for the summer season, and while this is always a welcome time of year for outdoor enthusiasts, there is an additional reason to be excited. The highly anticipated suspension bridge, located at Cascade Falls Regional Park, is now ready for visitors and promises to be a popular attraction.
“We have had a lot of interest in the bridge over the past few months. 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,” says Ray Boucher, FVRD Director, Electoral Area F.
The bridge, a joint project between the FVRD 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.
“Innergex is honored to have partnered with the FVRD on an initiative that will have a lasting positive impact on the community and surrounding communities for years to come,” said Matt Kennedy, Vice President Environment, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. “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.”
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., a leading Canadian independent renewable electricity producer, operates nine run-of-river hydroelectric facilities in the FVRD near the northern ends of Harrison Lake and Stave Lake.
“The FVRD is very grateful to Innergex for their investment in our community. This was a very significant undertaking, and I am looking forward to celebrating its completion and sharing in this moment with Innergex, FVRD staff and residents of Electoral Area F,” said Sharon Gaetz, Chair of the FVRD.
Representatives from both the FVRD and Innergex will declare the suspension bridge officially open at a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 18 from 10 am to 12 pm. Guided tours, refreshments and activities will be available throughout the day. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged. Traffic controllers will be on site.