Exploring Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver
The Cleveland Dam Recreation area is one of the few “free” things you can do in the Vancouver area, even the parking is free. A large grassy park with picnic tables, views of the Capilano lake and river, lots of wondrous hiking trails and a salmon hatchery all await you.
The Cleveland Dam is just a mile or so past the Capilano Suspension Bridge park, so if you’re in the area, do yourself a favor and check this place out.
You can spend as little as a few minute just to see the water flowing down the dam, or as much as a few hours hiking the many trails and taking in the scenery. At the bottom of the dam is the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, where during spawning season you can watch these determined creatures swim up the fish ladder through a viewing window.
Click the following link to see more pictures of Cleveland Dam recreational area. Be sure to check out my video below for a brief overview of the area. If you’re heading to the area, here area the GPS coordinates to get ya there. N 49° 21.366 W 123° 06.613