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Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver

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#5 of 19 in Parks in North Vancouver
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At the head of Capilano river soars the majestic Cleveland Dam, holding back the 271 ha (670 mi) Capilano lake. Providing the drinking water for much of the Great Vancouver region, the 91.4 m (300 ft) impressive spillway was built in 1954 and sits in the natural beauty of the surrounding regional park. Ramble your way along easy going trails and hikes leading to spectacular views of the dam. Use our North Vancouver trip itinerary maker to add Cleveland Dam and other attractions to your North Vancouver vacation plans.
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  • Lovely woodland and beautiful walks and views. Well worth a visit. Bring a good camera and comfortable shoes with gripping soles!  more »
  • One of the most beautiful places of Vancouver in my opinion and best of all it's free! Good to walk, read, sleep, picnic etc. Is peace of mind in one place, and one of my English teachers commented that some people risk (because the water is too cold) to swim in that Lake. I recommend sunny days for the visit, which makes the landscape more beautiful still.
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  • They recommended us this place at the visitor center and we went there after visiting Capilano Park. It is a dam of the Capilano Lake that supplies fresh water to the entire area and since you get breathtaking views of the Lake, the same dam and the mountains, far more. Down along the trail there is a breeding ground for salmon, very interesting to visit. And everything is free.
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  • A wonderful place to take tourist all visitors too. Lots of free parking and the scenery is spectacular you will not be disappointed. There were washrooms and some days a little truck where you can get some food. But bring good shoes suntan lotion hat and make sure you have some water to drink. It's important, that if out on a walk, that you tell someone where you are going. Lots of wilderness and wildlife, like bears, cougars, and coyotes. Have a wonderful time exploring beautiful BC. Many tourist buses stop here. If you are driving, a must see, that's free, is Lynn Valley, Lynn Canyon Park, is a municipal park in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia. When the park officially opened in 1912 it was only 12 acres in size, but it now encompasses 617 acres. Wikipedia Address: North Vancouver, British Columbia Area: 250 ha Hours: Open today · 10AM–5PM Province: British Columbia Established: 1912 Suspension Bridge. Just ask direction to any local or Google map it. You won't be disappointed. Again, good walking shoes a must.
  • A good place to visit on a sunny day, there's a nice view of The Lions looking across the lake from Cleveland Park. Easy to get to via car, public transport or an easy hike up from Ambleside park.
  • The view here is breathtaking and frightening at the same time. Pretty sweet.
  • Breathtaking with multiple parks and a family restrooms​, it's also a confluence for many trekking routs in the Capilano park.
  • Great place for walk and hiking (amateur level), fun place to explore. Love the dam and scenery. The salmon hatchery is fun for kids and edutainment!

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