Capilano River Regional Park

Capilano River Regional Park

Capilano River Regional Park
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Stewarts Vacation
1,543 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is a beautiful rainforest area flanking the Capilano River. There are many kilometres of walking trails to choose from - short or long! We did the Coho Loop (1 km, about 30 mins) alongside the river, and part of the Pipeline trail heading down to the Suspension Bridge Park. The paths were clear with good signage. It seemed popular with locals for walking their dogs. We spotted a woodpecker up close, but no other birdlife.
Written November 9, 2023
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Sharon I
Brisbane, Australia57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Another free visit. the park is not far from the Capilano suspension bridge.
it is a beautiful place.
The forests were beautiful with the leaves just starting to change color
A very pleasant stop on the way to Grouse Mountain
Written November 14, 2019
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thefoodthing
London, UK336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Capilano River Regional Park was our antithesis to our disappointing experience at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, just to the south.

This amazing, rugged park is full of trails and wonderful views, occupying a long triangular space with the suspension bridge at the southern end and the Cleveland Dam at the north (you don't get direct access to the suspension bridge).

There are tons of trails which climb gently up towards the dam; they are all well-marked and provided many routes which can give walkers a good round trip around the river canyon, rainforest and of course the Cleveland Dam itself. The trails are very accessible and probably of an easy difficulty overall. When we visited on hot summer’s day, we hardly saw anyone on them apart from us, and a few groups sightseeing at the dam.

The best way to access the park begins by walking along Capilano Park Road. This is accessed from a turn-off from Capilano Road, about four hundred metres north from the entrance to Capilano Suspension Bridge. If you walk three hundred metres along Capilano Park Road, you reach the trailhead. We took the Pipeline Trail north, until it crosses the Pipeline Bridge. This part of the trail is pretty easy walking through the forest. After the bridge, we took the Pacific trail as climbed up towards Cleveland Dam. At the dam you get unbelievable views northwards beyond Capilano Lake, towards The Lions. After crossing the dam, we headed back south, down the Pipeline Trail, thus completing a circuit. It took us about two hours. The views around the park are pretty samey but when you’re at the dam there are some wonderful views of the canyon (back towards the way you came). The park is a great way to explore the great outdoors while being reasonably close to Vancouver, and so comes well-recommended as a place to stretch your legs.
Written August 5, 2017
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Bernie
Canada365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
A gorgeous park with scenic views of the mountains, the Capilano River, and the Cleveland Dam. The place is ideal for a family picnic and a relaxing afternoon rest.

The trailhead is comfortable for recreational distant walking or hiking. Further down the trail is the Capilano River Hatchery and it’s amazing to watch the spawning ponds and jumping salmon.

A peaceful place to commune with nature.
Written October 5, 2022
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beverlyt20152015
Toronto, Canada166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We went for an afternoon walk in this park. The weather was cool, sunny and perfect temperature. It was not filled with lots of people and the walk in the forest was soul soothing and magnificent. I wish the same experience for you!
Written October 14, 2019
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WhitlocksEnd
Hollywood UK519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Amongst all the attractions that North Vancouver has to offer this must surely be the best. Not only is it free, but easily accessible by public transport.

At the entrance to the park you can pick up a very useful pamphlet with information regarding the park.

We enjoyed walking the many trails which were thankfully very cool on a hot day. They are all very well marked and the only hiatus we had was that part of the Palisades Trail, near the Salmon Hatchery, was closed.

Found the visit to the Hatchery very interesting.
Written July 30, 2019
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sewaterman
Vancouver, Canada401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
But if you're really energetic hike up from the mouth of the River in Ambleside to the reservoir at the top. Better mid week or in winter when there are less people.
For the best experience bring good hiking shoes & a big dog
Written November 6, 2018
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Carry O
San Martin Texmelucan de Labastida, Mexico113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
More than a million lights all around the park for Christmas season, amazing suspension bridge park. You can take a free bus from Vancouver downtoun to this park (round trip for free)
Written January 6, 2017
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Kathy F
Nederland, CO27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
Walk on miles of well groomed trails on either side of the Capilano River, around and under old growth trees. Children love playing on the huge fallen logs. Overlooks dot the river and provide great views. Do not miss the fish hatchery and salmon ladders. There’s no charge for anything.
Written September 3, 2019
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Golfwithcats
Vancouver, Canada598 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
My husband and I visited the park and the trails on a Thursday. Even though the description of the trails says “easy,” it is not easy throughout. There are many stairs here and there. We enjoyed our one-hour hike in the forest.
Written August 26, 2019
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