somewhereawesome #12: Looking down the Cleveland Dam

A perfect place for some time out. Cleveland Dam – it doesn´t sound very sexy but this spot is extremly beautiful. Situated just 15 minutes from Vancouver’s Downtown in the Capilano Regional Park the dam is cradled between Grouse Mountain and Vancouver´s landmark, the “Lions.” I never thought that a dam can be that impressive. When you start the hike at Capilano Lake you get an amazing sight to see when the water is pouring from the dam. The whole scenery is so spectacular that it is also a much used location for movies like Twilight, X-Men or Superman!

I hiked around the park and got some nice perspectives – from the side and from below or via the stair system that offers amazing views of the water at multiple levels. The price for it? You also get pretty wet at the end of the day as everything around the waterfall is wet or moist.