Neighbourhood Profile: Canyon Heights

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Neighbourhood Profile: Canyon Heights

Canyon Heights embodies the best of what North Vancouver has to offer: mountain views, trails & water, high caliber schools, and friendly neighbourhoods with family homes. Bound by the Capilano River Regional Park to the West, Canyon Heights is home to the Cleveland Dam and Capilano Salmon Hatchery.


The Capilano Valley and Grand Canyon Suspension Bridge (later Cleveland Dam) were one of North Vancouver’s early tourist attractions. Rich in wildlife, forests, and mountain scenery, it attracted hunters, fishermen, hikers and businessmen who wanted to “get away from it all”. The Grand Canyon Suspension Bridge was removed in 1951 when the Dam was built.

Today families enjoy summer picnics at the regional park, and leisurely walks with their dogs across the dam and into the wonderful trail system leading to West Vancouver. Tourists flock to take pictures in front of “The Lions”, twin mountains who rise behind the dam and appear as two lions at rest. Across the street from the park is Capilano Heights Chinese Food restaurant – a local favourite! There is also small corner plaza with 2 convenience stores, a pizza place and great sushi restaurant, Sushi Mori.

Canyon Heights is renowned for its schools. Cleveland & Canyon Heights Elementary schools are both all located in this neighbourhood and feed into Handsworth Secondary School, one of the most sought after schools on the North Shore.

There is a wide variety of homes in this area. There are many subdivided 33′ lots on Montroyal Blvd, Canyon Blvd, Clements Ave, and Prospect Ave making home ownership in this area more affordable. At its most Northernmost point Canyon Heights borders the base of Grouse Mountain and features West Coast Contemporary homes. Breathtaking views to Vancouver and West to Vancouver Island are enjoyed by many home owners in this neighbourhood. Canyon Heights is home to great, sought after schools including high ranking Handsworth Secondary School.


Canyon Heights
4501 Highland Boulevard
North Vancouver, BC V7R 3A2
Phone: 604.903.3290

Cleveland Elementary
1255 Eldon Road
North Vancouver BC V7R 1T5
Phone: 604.903.3390

Handsworth Secondary
1044 Edgewood Road
North Vancouver BC V7R 1Y7
Phone: 604.903.3600

Montroyal Elementary
5310 Sonora Drive
North Vancouver BC V7R 3V8
Phone: 604.903.3650


Capilano Salmon Hatchery

Capilano Salmon Hatchery was built below Cleveland Dam in order to rear and release the diminishing stock of both Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout. The hatchery is an ideal environment for visitors to learn about the lifecycle of salmon. Over 400,000 visitors annually, both local and international, visit the public viewing area at the Capilano Hatchery.

Cleveland Dam

Cleveland Dam. Built in 1954 and named after Ernest Albert Cleveland, LL.D., first chief commissioner of the Greater Vancouver Water District (1926-52), the Cleveland Dam sits atop the Capilano River Regional Park blocking Capilano Lake, which supplies approximately 40% of the Lower Mainland’s fresh drinking water.

Trails from Cleveland Dam

Capilano Canyon is one of the Vancouver area’s four canyons and offers splendid views of rushing water over rock nestled in a rainforest surrounding.


The Lions
Distance : 15 km. Elevation : 1525 m ( 5000′ ) Elevation gain : 1280 m (4200′ ) Time : 7 Hours


The Mosquito Creek Trail:

The Mosquito Creek Trail begins at Fell Avenue & 16th Avenue in North Vancouver and follows the Mosquito Creek Ravine up Grouse Mountain to where the power lines cross the Creek. Nicely secluded in an urban environment, the trail is a haven for dog owners & novice hikers.


Capilano Heights Chinese Food Restaurant
Often referred to as “C.C.’s” after owner C.C. Sun who started Capilano Heights in 1972. It is known among locals as the North Shore’s best Chinese Food. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Team Clarke Favourites:
This and That with assorted meat & green
Beef and lettuce wrap
Ginger Beef

Sushi Mori
A recent addition to this neighbourhood, Sushi Mori is a quaint little sushi restaurant at the corner of Montroyal Blvd and Capilano Road.

Team Clarke Favourites:
Sushi Bomb Roll
Sashimi Salad


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