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A bench along Capilano River beckons passersby. bench along Capilano River beckons passersby.
A view of Second Canyon from Cleveland Dam view of Second Canyon from Cleveland Dam
A viewing platform is a great place for a rest and a snack in Capilano River Regional Park viewing platform is a great place for a rest and a snack in Capilano River Regional ParkA viewing platform is a great place for a rest and a snack in Capilano River Regional Park
A winter walk along Sandown Trail winter walk along Sandown TrailWalkers out for a winter stroll along Sandown Trail, lower reaches of Capilano River.
Bridge along the Capilano Pacific Trail. along the Capilano Pacific Trail.The Capilano Pacific Trail takes hikers from Cleveland Dam to the mouth of the Capilano River at Park Royal.
Capilano Lake and The Lions seen from Cleveland Dam Lake and The Lions seen from Cleveland Dam
Lady fern and twistedstalk -- two of the native species that flourish in Capilano River Regional Park. fern and twistedstalk -- two of the native species that flourish in Capilano River Regional Park.
Lush light fills the forest at Capilano River Regional Park light fills the forest at Capilano River Regional Park
Morning mist on the river mist on the riverMorning mist over the river; Capilano River Regional Park
Second Canyon (with rainbow!) at Capilano River Regional Park Canyon (with rainbow!) at Capilano River Regional Park
Second Canyon viewpoint Canyon viewpointLooking into the Capilano River below Cleveland Dam, from second canyon viewpoint
Tall trees in the mist trees in the mistThe dominant forest in Capilano River Regional Park is coastal western hemlock. Some of the tallest trees in the region located only minutes from downtown Vancouver
Winter snow in Capilano River Regional Park snow in Capilano River Regional ParkWinter scene with light snow as seen from the pedestrian footbridge overlooking Cable Pool



-123.11270602949.3468939858938610623001 is only allowed on the commuter path through north end of this regional park. FalseFalseFalseFalseMetro Vancouver Regional Parks West Area Office: 604-224-5739<div class="ExternalClassFF058A3F94234FDFB39415AA02B5AD33"> <div><a href="/services/parks/reservable-facilities/facilities/camp-capilano-indoor-group-camp">Camp Capilano</a> (capacity 44)</div><div><a href="/services/parks/reservable-facilities/facilities/cleveland-dam-field">Cleveland Dam Field</a> (capacity 125)</div></div><div class="ExternalClassE9BCB73E90554063AB4E16DA837C4F4E"> Picnic, parking and toilet facilities at Cleveland Dam and Capilano Hatchery are wheelchair accessible. </div> <div class="ExternalClassE9BCB73E90554063AB4E16DA837C4F4E"> </div> <div class="ExternalClassE9BCB73E90554063AB4E16DA837C4F4E"><strong>Trails</strong></div> <div class="ExternalClassE9BCB73E90554063AB4E16DA837C4F4E"><strong>Second Canyon Viewpoint Trail </strong>and <strong>Cable Pool Bridge </strong>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.</div> <div class="ExternalClassE9BCB73E90554063AB4E16DA837C4F4E"><br><strong>Capilano Pacific Trail </strong>is paved with gentle grades from Ambleside Park to Taylor Way.</div><div class="ExternalClassF549B7CF072740D9A5CDD369AE1215CA"> <div> Leash-required and leash optional trails are available in this regional park. Please see the map below and signs in the park for details. Please show courtesy to other park visitors by scooping your dog’s poop.<br> <p><a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/CapilanoDogManagementPlan.pdf">Capilano River Regional Park Leash Designations</a><br><br><a href="/services/parks/learn/bylaws-and-policies/dogs/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">More on dogs in Metro Vancouver regional parks ...</a></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass9BE3DA35864A47DD9027224BDD07439F">Two electric vehicle charging stations are available in the Cleveland Dam parking lot. Charging is free. There is a two-hour time limit.</div><div class="ExternalClass340B523AC929452DAE85E8881754240D"> <div>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.</div> <div> </div> <div>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.<br><br>The <a title="Visit the provincial recreational fishery website (external)" href="" target="_blank">BC Ministry of the Environment </a>can provide info about freshwater fishing regulations and licenses.<br><br>The <a href="" target="_blank">Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans</a> can provide info about fishing in tidal waters and licenses.</div></div><div class="ExternalClassBCED529EABAE4428867B7790C378DEF9"> <p class="ExternalClassE795A760E8174F82880ABD63B4CD56DD" dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><strong>Seymour-Capilano Water Utility Project</strong> <br><a href="/services/water/construction-maintenance/construction-projects/Pages/default.aspx">Current projects </a>   or call the project information line at 604-451-6654. </p> <p class="ExternalClassE795A760E8174F82880ABD63B4CD56DD">The salmon hatchery in Capilano River Regional Park is open year-round and operated by the <a title="external website" href="" target="_blank">Department of Fisheries and Oceans</a>. For more information, call 604-666-1790. </p><p class="ExternalClassE795A760E8174F82880ABD63B4CD56DD">Visitors in Capilano River Regional Park need to be aware that water can be released over the dam, resulting in rapidly rising water flows and levels in the Capilano River. Use caution around the river's edge and be alert to changing water levels.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C">To learn about ways to get involved in regional parks, contact the <a href="">Community Development Coordinator</a> at 604-224-5739.</div><div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C"> </div><div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C"><strong>The Pacific Parklands Foundation</strong> is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks.  For information or to make a donation, visit <a href=""></a></div><div class="ExternalClassA915BDDFFE114612A2FE5A5F2DDB1709"> <div> <div class="ExternalClass7BFFAD8ABA8D43EAA43EC54424933434"> <div>Prepare for your visit to a regional park before you leave home. ​<a href="/services/parks/learn/bylaws-and-policies/public-safety/Pages/default.aspx">more...</a></div></div></div></div><div class="ExternalClass4BB8614E699F476DA7BAAAB83C937530"> <div class="ExternalClass8D272EF6EEF64972AD6AFAB1075F5F67"> <p><a href="/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx">School Field Trips Information </a><br><a href="/services/parks/discover/programs/groups/Pages/default.aspx">Workshops & Community Group Field Trips Information</a></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClassCB65B924E6214FA39141EB95C9C69B2F"> <p><strong>Contact Us</strong> <br>The calendar fills quickly so please plan to register two months in advance of your preferred date. <a href="/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Book on-line</span></a> or call 604-432-6359 for more information. </p> <div class="ExternalClass8586537F212B4DD6A57CEF925BDC6E45"> <div class="ExternalClass8D272EF6EEF64972AD6AFAB1075F5F67"> <p><a href="/region/Education/Pages/CommunityGroups.aspx"></a> </p></div></div></div><div class="ExternalClassD04238591F874B7485F026412B9694E6"><div>Cycling is only allowed on the commuter path through north end of this regional park.</div> </div><div class="ExternalClass0CC9850D12144C32A8F1275A2ABAE753">Lush coastal rainforest and steep canyon walls make this regional park memorable. As you walk beneath towering Douglas fir and western red cedar trees, listening to the roar of the Capilano River, it’s easy to forget that you’re in Canada’s third largest urban area. ​<br></div><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834">​<strong>Nov 8 - Jan 23</strong><br>Opening: 7 am<br>Closing: 5 pm<div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"> </div><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><span aria-hidden="true"></span><strong>Jan 24 - Mar 9</strong><br>Opening: 7 am<br>Closing: 6 pm<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></div></div><span aria-hidden="true"></span></div></div></div></div>



Capilano River Regional Park-123.11270602949.3468939858,,+-123.11270602900&sll=49.03123,,-122.660834&sspn=0.010608,,0.027831&ie=UTF8&z=16,,+-123.11270602900&sll=49.03123,-122.660834&sspn=0.010608,0.027831&ie=UTF8&z=16<div class="ExternalClass44E5F9484922421DB90FFEEEF07A94BE">There are many points of entry to the park trails. First-time visitors can begin at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery.  From either the Lions Gate Bridge or Highway 1, take 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.</div>





Intermittent trail closure near hatchery and dam<div class="ExternalClass7AECCDA916FE487D95F80C5FB41C3453"><p>As part of work to enhance drainage works and reduce groundwater seepage around Cleveland Dam, crews will be working in the area around the salmon hatchery starting mid-September. The work is expected to take about eight months. Area trails may require intermittent closures to ensure public safety. Please use caution and obey any signs or crews.</p><p><a href="/services/water/construction-maintenance/ConstructionProjectPublications/CapilanoNewsletter-Stage2DrillingWork-E2Shaft-2016September12.pdf" target="_blank">Newsletter - Stage 2 Drilling Work - Sept 14, 2016</a></p></div>True
Temporary washroom closure<div class="ExternalClassDB94C99D8EDA4CE8AF40D63F1190E83C"><p>The washrooms near Cleveland Dam will be temporarily closed for repairs on Jan. 17 and 18. Wheelchair accessible portable toilets will be in place during this time. Apologies for the inconvenience.</p></div>True





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