Lynn Headwaters Regional Park - North Vancouver
Activity:This is one of the reasons so many people love living in Vancouver: A short 20 minute trip from the city and you've left the hustle-bustle of the city behind, and you're relishing the solitude of hiking in rugged wilderness. The 4,685 hectare Lynn Headwaters Regional Park is that place. The clear rushing water of Lynn Creek, miles of trails, sub-alpine meadows, and rugged mountain slopes are all there to take your mind off the city. It offers trails for the novice and seasoned hiker.
For those of you that are not hikers, there are picnic tables at the park entrance from which you can enjoy the creek and scenery.
Age group:All ages
:Rugged natural wilderness with hiking trails for all levels.
:No cycling permitted. If you want to cycle visit the adjacent Seymour Demonstration Forest - North Vancouver.
Details:Located at the end of Lynn Valley Road in North Vancouver.
For more information
call (604) 224-5739.
For hiking and trail conditions call (604) 985-1690.
To get there take the Upper Levels Highway (Highway 1) to the Lynn Valley Road exit (exit 19). Follow Lynn Valley Road in a north-easterly direction, past the Mountain Highway intersection, past the turn off for the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge and Ecology Centre, and continue all the way to the end of Lynn Valley Road (about 4 kilometres).
Note: This park is subject to abrupt weather changes so take the necessary precautions. It is recommended that hikers sign in at the Hiker Registration Board. Over 30 people have had to be rescued over the past 12 years.
Educational highlights:Until 1983 this area supplied the drinking water for the City of North Vancouver.
Fun for the adult?:My husband and I love hiking so this park is like paradise for us.