Cross the Lions Gate Bridge, and you will find provincial and regional parks galore, with activities to delight outdoor enthusiasts year-round. For those averse to strenuous climbing, the publicly maintained Capilano River Regional Park has a gentle trail that meanders by the river for about 7km (4.5 miles) down to Ambleside Park and the Lions Gate Bridge, or a mile upstream to Cleveland Dam, a launching point for white-water kayakers and canoeists. Just below the dam, you’ll find the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, where approximately 2 million coho and chinook salmon are hatched annually in glass-fronted tanks connected to the river by a series of channels.
Capilano River Regional Park
4500 Capilano Park Rd
Our Rating Neighborhood Greater Vancouver Hours Hatchery daily 8am–7pm (Oct–Apr until 4pm) Transportation Bus: 236 from Lonsdale Quay Phone 604/224-5739 Prices Free admission Web site Capilano River Regional Park Other Drive across Lions Gate Bridge and follow signs to North Vancouver and the Capilano Suspension Bridge