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Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver

(4.5/5 based on 180+ 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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  • Love coming here on a summer morning for a walk in the forest or around Capilano River. A variety of pathways with good surfacing but expect hills...this is not a flat walk. Views of the lake and the ...  more »
  • Very beautiful views over the dam and also along the water and trails on each side and can walk across the Dam and take trails to the fish hatchery and cross over and than also do a loop around and co...  more »
  • Beautiful views, great hike down to the salmon hatchery, bbq's and picnic benches-- great family picnic site. Bring a frisbee hike down to the hatchery, stop in at iHenry's Variety Store for ice cream...  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