Cleveland Dam

Cleveland Dam, built in 1954, blocks Capilano Lake which supplies fresh drinking water to the Lower Mainland. The Dam sits atop the Capilano River Regional Park. Capilano Lake and the peaks of the Lions provide a spectacular backdrop.

View an impressive spillway nearing 300 feet, holding back the 670-acre man-made Capilano Lake, which provides the wonderful, pure drinking water for much of the Greater Vancouver region. Capilano-Pacific Trail runs 5 miles (8 km) north from Ambleside Park to Capilano Lake.

Cleveland Dam | North Vancouver

Go For a Hike

There are several short hikes and trails that lead to amazing views of the dam. The Capilano Salmon Hatchery is another popular free attraction in North Vancouver. It’s a short walk from the Cleveland Dam to the Hatchery or you can drive down Capilano Road to get there.

Capilano River Regional Park MAP

Getting to Cleveland Dam


Park at the Cleveland Dam parking lot on Capilano Road just north Montroyal Boulevard in North Vancouver, BC.


Take the 232, 236 or 247 bus. Visit the Translink website for more transit info