Lynn Canyon Park – 617 Acres of Forest
Lynn Canyon Park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents ever since. Lynn Canyon Park is a great location for a family picnic, a leisurely hike, or a refreshing swim in one of the many popular swimming holes.
Lynn Canyon Park has grown from 12 acres in its early years to 617 acres today. Lynn Canyon Park contains second growth forest with most of the trees aged approximately 80 to 100 years old.
Lynn Canyon Park features a suspension bridge that sways 50 meters above the canyon. It was built privately in 1912 when the park opened. Lynn Canyon also offers a selection of walking and hiking trails that connect to other parks in the region such as Lynn Headwaters, Rice Lake, and Inter River Park.
Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
The ecology center in Lynn Valley has been a part of Lynn Canyon Park for many years and showcases some historical information about the park. Be sure to make a visit to the ecology center for some great souvenirs, and to catch one of the popular puppet shows in the theatre.
Join a Historical Story Walk in Lynn Canyon
New to this year’s program is a walk in the old forest in Lynn Canyon Park. Here mountaineering enthusiasts Max and Molly will entertain with tales of daring adventure and rescue in the early days of North Shore mountaineering. Named after Royal British Engineer and North Vancouver resident John Linn, Lynn Canyon Park has welcomed and wowed visitors for over a hundred years. On this walk the audience will be introduced to some of the North Shore’s most adventurous residents – mountaineers, rescue team members, skiers and climbers.
Shipyards: Free drop-in tours at the Shipyards are offered Friday, Saturday and Sundays at 1.30 and 3pm from July 8th to August 28th.
Lynn Valley: Free drop-in tours in Lynn Valley are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 7th to August 25th at 1:30 and 3:00 pm.
Lynn Canyon Park Hours
Lynn Canyon Park is open daily all year. During the winter months dusk falls very early. Use extreme caution and allow plenty of time to return to the park entrance before dark.
Please check with the Ecology Centre at http://dnv.org/ecology for Park Hours
The Ecology Centre is open Weekdays 10 am to 5 pm and open Weekends and Holidays.
June to September: 10 am to 5 pm
October to May: 12pm to 4 pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.