Many pathways in Capilano Regional Park have stairs or bridges to bypass shifts in hills and passage over waterways. These stairs are found on the Giant Fir trail.
The flowing Capilano River dissects this public park which is an example of the beauty of the West Coast environment. The park supports a variety of activities, local trainers use the park for running classes and families are constantly exploring the interesting environment that can be found such as the large trees, banana slugs and fish struggling to get upstream to the nearby Fish Hatchery which also sees scores of fishermen trying their luck at capturing an edible (and brag-worthy) prize.
Encompassing of the land found underneath the Cleveland Dam, the famous Baden Powell Trail, informational boards, pathways, stairways, bridges and favourite fishing spots for hundreds of enthusiasts, the park is a base for multiple interests. Well marked pathways can take you to the largest tree in the park, easily requiring four people to link arms to circle its base. As well, you can take the pathway to the wooden deck overlooking the upper portion of the Capilano River and the Cleveland Dam.
The pipeline bridge, a fenced off reinforced water pipe can take you over an amazing view of the waterways below. Several other trails can take you through moss covered trees and needle strewn pathways and trees uprooted from the 2006 Storm that ravaged the Vancouver region. Kayaking is also a popular sport that begins at the base of the Cleveland Dam and downwards to the mouth of the river near the Lion's Gate Bridge.
Many species of birds, insects, plants and other wildlife call this park home. Fortunate hikers can spot elusive deer, squirrels and rare bird species native to the West Coast in the regions of the park as well as overlook the Capilano River.
Between the Cleveland Dam, the Fish Hatchery and the network of trails, Capilano River Regional Park (map) is an adventure for all age groups and physical ability to enjoy the rugged temperate rain forest surroundings.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Capilano River Regional ParkFollow Capilano Road up from Marine Drive and you will see a small sign to turn left to the Park (you can also go to the Cleveland Dam parking lot)
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region