Lynn Canyon is a popular hiking and tourist destination lcoated in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The canyon is most notable for its suspension bridge, which at a length of 48 meters is much shorter than British Columbia's most popular suspension bridge, Capilano Bridge. However, despite being shorter, Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge moves around much more often than Capilano Bridge when people walk on it. Also unlike Capilano Bridge, Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is free for public use.
Lynn Canyon is a gorge formed by Lynn Creek, on the lower valley west of Mount Seymour. The canyon is located within Lynn Canyon Park, a free-access municipal park that is open year-round. Many hiking trails surround the park (and canyon) boundaries, as do some notable natural features.
Lynn Canyon Park officially opened as a municipal park in 1912, covering only 12 acres (including the suspension bridge). During the many years sinces its initial opening to the public, the park has increased in size to 617 acres and includes many trails and several natural swimming pools. The park is filled with second-growth forests, most of which are nearly 100 years old. Logging in the area has ceased since the creation of the park, but many large stumps of once-cut old-growth trees that had stood in the area still remain within the park boundaries.
FROM VANCOUVER, BC:
1) Drive north along Trans-Canada Highway 1.
2) Take Exit 19 (Lynn Valley Road exit).
3) Follow Lynn Valley Road until reaching Peters Road.
4) Turn right onto Peters Road and follow the road to its end. The entrance to Lynn Canyon Park is located at the end of Peters Road.
Red TapeAccess and parking are both free.
Check with the Lynn Canyon Park headquarters for current hours of operation/access.
Dogs and children are allowed.
CampingNo camping is allowed within Lynn Canyon Park.
External LinksThe official Lynn Canyon Park website is located at this link.
The official Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre website is located at this link.
Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
3663 Park Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7J 3G3