Waterfalls Near Vancouver You Need to Visit

Brandywine Falls near Whistler, BC

Brandywine Falls between Squamish and Whistler. Photo credit: Justin Kenneth Rowley on the Inside Vancouver Flickr pool.

Vancouver is known as a rainy city. But all that rain feeds our rivers and streams. And those rivers and streams sometimes come crashing downhill as spectacular waterfalls. Here are ten of the best waterfalls to visit near Vancouver. A few of them require a short hike, but most are within five minutes of the parking lot.

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Waterfalls Near Vancouver You Need to Visit

Vancouver Hidden Gem Alert: Capilano River Regional Park

Photo credit: janheuninck | Flickr

Photo credit: janheuninck | Flickr

It seems strange to call Capilano River Regional Park a hidden gem.  The park is just minutes from downtown in North Vancouver.  And it also happens to be right next door to one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Yet this gorgeously wild park is regularly overlooked, even by locals.  Straddling the Capilano River, it offers great hiking through old growth forest, stunning views of the river as it winds through Capilano Canyon and plenty of hidden waterholes along the way for a quick dip.  And, even on beautiful summer days, it’s rarely crowded.

I explored the park over the weekend, starting at the Cleveland Dam entrance, off of Capilano Road.   Continue reading:
Vancouver Hidden Gem Alert: Capilano River Regional Park

A Place of Magic: North Vancouver’s Cleveland Dam

photo: Kate Sutherland

The following article was contributed by Australian native, Kate Sutherland.

If someone were to ask me what the most magical place in the world is, my answer would be Cleveland Dam’s walking tracks. It doesn’t sound very magical to say it, but Cleveland Dam is so breathtakingly beautiful, how could it not be magical? Come take a walk with me in a land where fairies would live.

Cleveland Dam and its enchanting trails are situated just 15 minutes from Vancouver’s Downtown in the Capilano Regional Park. The dam is cradled between beautiful Grouse Mountain and the majestic “Lions.” It is some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

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A Place of Magic: North Vancouver’s Cleveland Dam