Capilano Pacific Trail
Update: January 12, 9 p.m.
A landslide occurred on January 6 on the Capilano Pacific Trail in West Vancouver, near the Capilano Suspension Bridge, in the area of Moyne Drive.
A smaller landslide occurred at the same location in December 2019, and the trail had just been repaired. The January 6 slide was much larger and remains active, and further erosion has been observed on January 12. The cause appears to be unrelated to the recent repair work and is part of a larger slope instability that is now occurring. Staff are monitoring the slope and working with geotechnical engineers to reduce the risk from further slides.
No residential properties are at risk from the slide. However, people mustn't go past the safety fencing restricting access to the Capilano Pacific Trail.
The trail is closed until further notice,
The recommended detour is to use Moyne Drive to Rabbit Lane to Stevens Drive to Hadden Drive to Mathers Avenue to 3rd Street to the new path along the Upper Levels Highway to Keith Road.
Capilano Pacific Trail starts at the dog walk area of Ambleside Park and follows a path along the river until signs direct you up to Keith Road. From Keith Road, head east past Klee Wyck Park and then turn north on a roadway until you reach the forest. The trail goes through the Capilano River Regional Park to the Fish Hatchery, Cleveland Dam and Capilano Lake.
- Difficulty Level: Easy
- Distance: 15 km return
- Elevation gain: 236 metres
- Estimated completion time: 4 hours
Well behaved dogs are allowed on the Capilano Pacific Trail. Check out Dogs in Parks for more information, including off-leash parks in West Vancouver, licensing and more.
Here’s a map of Capilano River Regional Park and the Capilano Pacific Trail