Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver

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#5 of 19 in Parks in North Vancouver
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. Make Cleveland Dam a part of your North Vancouver vacation plans using our North Vancouver trip tool .
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  • Was told this wa sa must see but to be honest - there wasn't much to look at !! Just a concrete dam and some workmen. Perhaps - if I had more time to explore the other side there may have been some be...  more »
  • As you walk up a few steps (can probably go around them) you will see an expanse of green grass leading up to the Capilano Lake which was created when this dam was built. This day there were a couple ...  more »
  • You can walk out onto the top of the dam and look down (in fright) or cross over and hike trails. Once you are on the other side, you are in West Vancouver, and you can walk/hike/bike up trails that t...  more »
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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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Often overshadowed by its larger and more famous southern neighbor, North Vancouver offers relatively little by way of accommodations. Your best bet is to look towards the shore, along Esplanade Avenue and the streets directly behind, where you'll find a few hotels offering views over the pier. Stay west of the center, along Capilano Road, for easy access to the Capilano River and surrounding parks. You can also consider staying in Vancouver proper and take public transport across the harbor.
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