Cleveland Dam

Capilano Water Reservoir; Cleveland Dam

On the weekend just gone, one of my daughters and I went over to the North Shore and up to the Cleveland Dam – the dam at the end of Capilano Lake that stops the Capilano River thereby creating the Capilano Water Reservoir.

The entire area is a pretty spectacular setting.

It really is an incredible example of a westcoast temperate rain forest. Massive trees and even more massive stumps from a by-gone era. There are also endless roots and ferns spreading across the ground and over nurse logs.

There are many short hikes around the Capilano River. We hiked down the west side of the river so that we could visit the salmon hatchery at the bottom of the canyon.

We then hiked back up the east side of the river.

It is a steep – very steep hiking area for us non-hikers, but it really is a beautiful piece of the North Shore.