Looking Down at the Cleveland Dam


Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 — 9:44am PST
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The Cleveland Dam holds Capilano Lake in North Vancouver, which is used for drinking water and is a part of Capilano River Regional Park. Completed in 1954, it was named for Ernest Cleveland, first chief commissioner of the Greater Vancouver Water District.


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Looking Down at the Cleveland Dam

Local photographers love peeking over the edge of the dam to snap vertigo-inducing images, making the Cleveland Dam today’s Vancouver Icons photo feature. Also see my Capilano Lake Vancouver Icon feature for more photos of the park and surrounding area.

Cleveland Dam - Greater Vancouver Parks Cleveland Dam, Capilano River Regional Park
Photo credit: Mark Teasdale & wynonna on Flickr

Cleveland Dam - North Vancouver Vertigo
Photo credit: JWPhotowerks & Ruth Hartnup on Flickr

Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver The Cleveland Dam
Photo credit: TOTORORO.RORO & Kyle Pearce on Flickr

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Photo credit: Patrick Lauke on Flickr

The Actual Cleveland Dam On the edge. The green water turns white as it plunges 300 feet to the Capilano River.
Photo credit: Pamela Barclay & Lesley Edwards on Flickr

2012-01-11 Cleveland Dam 011.jpg
Photo credit: janheuninck on Flickr

Cleveland dam panorama Cleveland Dam
Photo credit: Moss & Bill Kwok on Flickr

Capilano Regional Park 13 Cleveland Dam Cleveland Dam
Photo credit: Dennis S Hurd & Lawrence & Matthew Grapengieser on Flickr

Cleveland Dam
Photo credit: colink. on Flickr

Previous Vancouver Icons posts: Heritage Hall, School of Theology Building at UBC, Gate to the Northwest Passage, St Paul’s Hospital, Capilano Lake, Stawamus Chief, Nine O’Clock Gun, Malkin Bowl, Search, Vancouver Rowing Club, Echoes, Point Atkinson Lighthouse, English Bay Inukshuk, Hollow Tree, Hotel Europe, Lions Gate Bridge Lions, LightShed, Granville Bridge, 217.5 Arc x 13′, Canoe Bridge, Vancouver Block, Bloedel Conservatory, Centennial Rocket, Canada Place, Old Courthouse/Vancouver Art Gallery, Dominion Building, Science World, Gastown Steam Clock, SFU Burnaby, Commodore Lanes, Siwash Rock, Kitsilano Pool, White Rock Pier, Main Post Office, Planetarium Building, Lord Stanley Statue, Vancouver Library Central Branch, Victory Square, Digital Orca, The Crab Sculpture, Girl in Wetsuit, The Sun Tower, The Hotel Vancouver, The Gassy Jack Statue, The Marine Building, and The Angel of Victory. Should you have a suggestion for the Vancouver Icons series please feel free to leave a note in the comments. It should be a thing, statue, or place that is very visible and recognizable to the public.

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