Capilano Lake

Capilano Lake is a manmade lake located in the District of North Vancouver and West Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.

Capilano Lake
Capilano Lake is located in Greater Vancouver Regional District
Capilano Lake
Capilano Lake
LocationBritish Columbia
Coordinates49°22′37″N 123°07′12″W / 49.377°N 123.120°W / 49.377; -123.120Coordinates: 49°22′37″N 123°07′12″W / 49.377°N 123.120°W / 49.377; -123.120
Primary inflowsCapilano River
Primary outflowsCapilano River
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length4.8 km (3.0 mi)
Max. width750 m (2,460 ft)
Average depth87 m (285 ft)
Water volume57.9×10^9 L (12.7×10^9 imp gal) 57.9×10^9 L (15.3×10^9 US gal)
Surface elevation160 m (520 ft)
SettlementsNorth Vancouver


For a detailed history see the article on the Metro Vancouver watersheds.

The lake accounts for approximately 40% of Greater Vancouver's water supply.[1] The southern part of the lake is within the Capilano River Regional Park; it is also in this area that the lake is separated from the Capilano River's southern portion by the Cleveland Dam.

A view of Capilano Lake from the Cleveland Dam.

In popular cultureEdit

Capilano Lake is portrayed as the fictional Highland Beach, Washington in The 4400 television program, as well as Lake Okobogee in a season one episode of the X-Files.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Watersheds and Reservoirs". Metro Vancouver. Retrieved 29 June 2020.

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