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Saturday Afternoon Hike: Capilano Canyon

This is a good sized hike with lots of beautiful spots to see the Capilano River, including on top of the dam and down below. This hike takes us from the parking lot across the Cleveland Dam, then down alongside the Capilano River as we make our way over Pipe Bridge and then to the Salmon Hatchery before heading back up to the main parking lot. There are lots stairs on the final climb at the end, but most have handrails, we will not leave anyone behind, and will take as many breaks as we need for those (like me) who need to catch their breath.

Rating: Easy to Intermediate, depending on your level of fitness
Route Length: 4.0 km
Parking: Yes
Dogs: Yes, on and off-leash
Elevation Gain: Approximately 100 m

Let's meet at 1:30 (and will wait until 1:40 for anybody running late) at the west corner of the parking lot, where it turns into the path that leads across the dam. As usual, be sure to dress warm, wear appropriate footwear, bring water and any snacks you'd like, and a camera! Hope to see you there.

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About the Trail:

This is an event being hosted in concert with the North Shore Fun & Easy Exercise Club. NSFEEC hosts events that are designed for those who want to get out and add some physical activity to their routines, but who are looking for workouts that suit those who are new or just returning to exercising.NSFEEC's Attendance Waiver:

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  • Kayt

    A big thanks to you all for turning out today. It was a great day for a hike!

    April 20, 2013

  • Kayt

    Hi folks. My apologies - I didn't realize the map on the event listing was showing the wrong location. Just to clarify - we are meeting at Cleveland Dam, which is at the top of Capilano Road. We are NOT meeting at the suspension bridge.

    If you need to find me or if you need directions, give me a call -[masked]-0959.


    April 20, 2013

  • Farzana

    Looking forward to the hike!

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • Anne M

    with the sunrun the next day, I think I should probably pass. Next time

    April 19, 2013

  • Kayt

    Forecast for Saturday is sunny with intermittent showers and 12 degrees.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately something has come up, I will not be able to attend this time....see you next time.Thanks

    April 17, 2013

  • Kayt

    Okay thanks. I'll be sure to post them in this fashion from now on.

    We'll meet at the western corner of the parking lot, where the lot turns into the path that leads across the dam.

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • lisa

    Where exactly are you meeting in the Parking lot

    March 24, 2013

  • lisa

    Hi Kayt, I just adjusted the meetup description abit to work with the NSSC guidelines for posting. Looks like a great walk. Lisa

    March 24, 2013

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