Cleveland Dam

Guided Tour Highlight

  • Cleveland Dam in North VancouverCredit: Flickr/ Shawn Nystrand
  • Cleveland Dam in North VancouverCredit: Flickr/ Kyle Pearce
  • View of the Lions from the Cleveland DamCredit: Flickr/ Chris Morisawa

All that refreshing Vancouver drinking water you’re enjoying comes from Capilano Lake and the Cleveland Dam plays a big role, holding back the 271-hectare (670-acre) man-made lake reservoir. With a surging 91-metre (300-foot) spillway and the peaks of the Lions and the North Shore Mountains as a backdrop, this is an unexpectedly beautiful way to see a dam in action. Be sure to take in a forest walk in beautiful Capilano River Regional Park.

Experience Cleveland Dam as part of these tour(s):

  • Grouse Mountain + Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Tour   READ MORE

We’ve compiled a list of our most common questions and some fun facts. Still have questions? We can help! Give us a call at 604-451-1600.

When was the Cleveland Dam built?

See our General FAQ.

Did you know?

  • The Cleveland Dam holds back Capilano Lake which provides most of the drinking water for the Greater Vancouver Area.
  • The Cleveland Dam was named after Ernest Albert Cleveland, the first chief commissioner of the Greater Vancouver Water District.