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Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver
(4.5/5 based on 170+ 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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  • On a recent day trip from Vancouver to Whistler, we stopped at Cleveland Dam. It was a nice stop, even though the dam is being refurbished. There was scaffolding on the dam, but it really didn’t reall...  more »
  • I would stop here if given the chance to go by car to the Grouse Mountain, Capilano Canyon suspension bridge in North Vancouver. Cleveland dam is a small dam, Capilano Lake Lake by this dam, became the first one in the Metro Vancouver region. Where you can walk freely on the dam, but no ordinary people walk along the Lake. This is because drinking water. You can easily Park and ample parking on the side of the dam.
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  • A place is wonderful, very well taken care of. Brave nature. A super hint for the day and go hiking.
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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