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Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver

(4.5/5 based on 200 reviews on the web)
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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  • Just a 20 minute trip for downtown. Drive past the Capilano bridge, up the mountain for another 4 minutes. There is a park with a great view of the lake. Easy hike along the river. Stop and view the s...  more »
  • This is one of the most picturesque places in North Vancouver. The mountains , lake and the reflection of sky in the water makes it a must see during your stay in Vancouver.  more »
  • There is quite a few hills so the hiking can be tough, but the trails, mountains and lake are beautiful. This was a chilly March morning but it quickly warmed up towards noon.  more »
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  • Dam is awesome!! but don't stop explore the area you will find more places. There are more trails. Make sure you carry some water with you.
  • A must stop for any visitor. The hike around the dam and down the Capilano river is a breathtaking adventure.
  • Cool damn, Great views, short walk from the parking lot! We stopped here for 5 minutes after doing the Grouse Grind
  • You can look down from top of the dam, which has awesome view especially when they keep the gate open. So check it out after some rainy days.
  • Very relaxing. Place for a picnic. Washrooms. Great start for the Capilano Pacific Trail