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Capilano River 
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Park Features at a glance
Drinking Water Public Phone Picnic Shelter Group Camp Fish Hatchery Fishing (see below) Canoeing / Kayaking Transit Electric Vehicle Station 
Trail Information
Hiking / Walking 26 km  Horseback riding 0 km  Cycling 2 km 
Maps and Directions
There are many points of entry to the park trails. First-time visitors are recommended to begin at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery.  From either the Lions Gate Bridge or Highway 1, get on to Capilano Road in North Vancouver. Head north and turn left onto Capilano Park Road just beyond Edgemont Blvd. Continue to the parking lot at the end of the road.
Park Hours
In general, parks are open during daylight hours. For specific hours see PDF below.

Park Hours
Reservable Facilities:
 Camp Capilano – a group overnight facility with two dorms.
The renovations are complete and we're back in business with new and improved facilities! Book Camp Capilano for your next group event or meeting.
The river has limited access points for freshwater fishing. Please be aware of the possibility of rapidly rising water levels due to water being released over Cleveland Dam.
Fishing in regional parks is subject to regulations set out by the Provincial Government for fresh water and by the Federal Government for tidal waters.

The BC Ministry of the Environment can provide information about freshwater fishing regulations and acquiring the correct licenses.

The Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans can provide information about fishing in tidal waters and acquiring the correct licenses.
Other Info

Seymour-Capilano Water Utility Project 
 Current projects    or call the project information line at 604-451-6654.

The salmon hatchery in Capilano River Regional Park is open year-round and operated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. For more information, call 604-666-1790.

Visitors in Capilano River Regional Park need to be aware that it is sometimes necessary to release water over the dam, resulting in rapidly increasing water flows and levels in the Capilano River. Use caution around the river's edge and be alert to changing water levels.

Dog Information

Leash-required and leash optional trails are available in the park. Please see the map below and signs in the park for details. Please show courtesy to other park visitors by removing your dog’s poop.

PDF Capilano River Regional Park Leash Designations

For more info, see Dogs in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.

Electric Vehicle
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Two electric vehicle charging stations are available in the Cleveland Dam parking lot. Charging is free. There is a two-hour time limit.
Picnic, parking and toilet facilities at Cleveland Dam and Capilano Hatchery are wheelchair accessible.
Second Canyon Viewpoint Trail and Cable Pool Bridge are at least 1.5 m wide, with a firm surface, and gentle grade changes. Second Canyon Viewpoint offers a view of the Dam from below.

Capilano Pacific Trail is paved with gentle grades from Ambleside Park to Taylor Way.
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Contact Us
The calendar fills quickly so please plan to register two months in advance of your preferred date. Book on-line or call 604-432-6359 for more information.


Park Partners
To learn about the variety of ways to get actively involved in regional parks, contact the Community Development Coordinator at West Area. Phone (604) 224-5739.
For Information, Questions, or Comments
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks West Area Office: 604-224-5739
Pacific Parklands Foundation
Pacific Parklands Foundation
Founded in 2000, Pacific Parklands Foundation (PPF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks. An arm’s length organization, PPF is valuable to Metro Vancouver as a fundraising body dedicated to regional parks projects, youth environmental leadership, volunteers and regional parks associations, and the commemorative and memorial gifts program.
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Trail Advisories
Construction activity near the Capilano Salmon Hatchery

A project to stabilize groundwater sources has started on the slope northeast of the hatchery building. Drilling may result in noise for periods of time. Our apologies for any inconvenience that the work causes.
East Service Road closures, weekdays 7 am to 5:30 pm

Because of upgrades to a drinking water project, parts of the  East Service Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. The section of the East Service Road affected runs from the picnic area at Cleveland Dam to the intersection with Palisades Trail. The closures will be in effect until spring 2015.
Changes to access at Cleveland Dam entrance

Because of work related to ongoing water projects, the stairway from the Cleveland Dam parking area is temporarily closed. Park visitors may still park in the lot, but will have to retrace their steps to Capilano Road to enter the park through the main gate.
Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Upcoming Events
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