Capilano Suspension Bridge

Working closely with the client, DJA designed two major outdoor exhibits, one on each side of the bridge, plus informational signage for the garden, bridge and trails. The exhibits, on human and natural history, were designed to be both entertaining and informative.

History Exhibit

In an outdoor setting, DJA combined digital archival photo enlargements with artifacts and a sound and light show to tell the rich history of the bridge and its owners over the past hundred years.

‘Wild Side’ Exhibit

On the far side of the bridge DJA produced a series of large free-standing outdoor cases and panels, telling the visitor about the forest around them. The exhibit included mini-environments with plants and insects, interactive displays, and enlarged pages from a naturalists notebook complete with illustrations and models of giant three-dimensional plants, insects and animals.


  • Exhibit concept, design and coordination
  • Research and content development
  • Commissioning of artists
  • Custom design of outdoor cases including engineering and electrical requirements
  • Design and production of graphics and supervision of fabrication
  • All working drawings and tender documents
  • Supervision of production and installation