Watershed Tours

WatershedToursI’ve been on one of these watershed tours before and they are fabulous. Metro Vancouver offers them July to September. Details below.

Every summer we open our protected watersheds to let you discover these pristine valleys first hand. Join us for an engaging and scenic guided tours of our three protected watersheds to let you discover the source of your tap water.

Tours are offered Thursday to Sunday from July to September.

Coquitlam tours run Thursdays and Saturdays
Capilano tours run Fridays and Sundays
Special tours for families are available at the LSCR on select weekends

Capilano Bus Tour

Start your day overlooking the majestic Capilano Reservoir complimented by the Lions, two of Vancouver’s most iconic peaks. Join our tour guide for a journey into this protected watershed to explore unique landscapes that tell the story of your tap water from past to present. On this tour you will visit the Cleveland Dam, the historic Settling Ponds and Rodgers Lake (an alpine reservoir that feeds into the Capilano River). Through short presentations, you’ll learn about the history of the region’s water supply, water quality, treatment, how it gets to your home and the role of a healthy ecosystem in maintaining exceptional water quality. Please be aware that this tour includes a significant amount of driving on gravel roads and some short walks on uneven ground.

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