Once again the weather has prevailed for another amazing weekend in North Vancouver. Here’s some great shots collected from the #lynncanyon hashtag on instagram from this past weekend. Tag your photos with #lynncanyon or #lynncanyonpark to be featured.
Day 23 of #NorthVan365
There are countless things to see and do during the summer months in Vancouver, BC. A favourite of many locals is hiking to the peak of Mount Seymour in North Vancouver. It’s a tough climb and not for the faint of heart but it can be done at any pace and the terrain isn’t extremely difficult to maneuver. There are several places to stop and take in the amazing panoramic views before you even reach the top making the climb much more enjoyable.
The first part of the hike is on the Mount Seymour ski alpine. It’s covered in small loose rocks so use caution and stay on the grassy sides if possible. One little slip could give you a pretty bad injury if you’re not careful.
Keep your eyes peeled for the wooden posts that act as trail markers as well as the orange tape or painted rock on the way. You will come across a trail marker every so often to keep you on route.
The views are best on a clear sunny day, however you may venture out on a cloudy day which can create some limited visibility during your hike. Always make note of the weather before you leave and ensure you pack accordingly.
When you do reach the peak if you choose to hike that far you will be surrounded by incredible panoramic views of Vancouver and the surrounding mountains. There may even be a few small bodies of water left from the snow melt which can make for some awesome photo ops!
If the skies are clear enough you can see Mount Baker in the distance from various viewpoints.
This summer in particular has been extremely hot and dry so it is recommended to start early in the day when the temperatures are cooler to avoid getting dehydrated. Bringing plenty of drinking water is very important. There have been bear sitings in many of the North Vancouver mountains so please use caution and hike in a group whenever possible.
To get to the trail head, drive to North Vancouver and take Mount Seymour Parkway towards Deep Cove. Make a left on Mt. Seymour Rd. after Parkgate Shopping Centre. Follow Mt. Seymour Rd. until you reach the parking lot at the trail head.
Live In Lynn Valley Village Concert Series Rocks Into Lynn Valley Friday July 10th 2015
#NorthVan365 Day 23!
This fantastic music series returns Friday July 10th in the heart of the Lynn Valley Village plaza and continues each Friday night from 7-9 pm throughout the Summer. The final Friday performance will be on August 28th. Anyone within the Lynn Valley vicinity is sure to have heard the music in the air, which seems to carry all the way up to Upper Lynn Valley! This year will be a great mix of Jazz, Blues, Country, Rock, Classic Motown, 50’s Rock and even some Funk! If you haven’t yet caught the series, take a stroll down to the Village with your family and make an evening of it.
Make sure to get there early for some Sushi Rolls (at Valley Sushi) before some Rock n’ Roll at the main stage, or grab a coffee at Delany’s and some sweet treats for the kids at Sugar and Co. This is quickly becoming another Lynn Valley favourite, so come out early and support this great event.
When: Fridays 7-9 pm in July 10th to August 28th, 2015.
Where: Lynn Valley Village – 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC.
Here is the Concert Series lineup for 2015:
Robyn & Ryleigh
Adam Woodall Band
#NorthVan365 Day 22
If you’re looking for a flavourful and refreshing glass of craft beer, look no further. The Green Leaf Brewing Co. located inside the Lonsdale Quay Market is another North Vancouver hidden gem, now boasting a new outdoor patio.
Pushing the boundaries of craft beer, Green Leaf produces some innovative new brews along with a wide selection of classic brews for the traditionalists in the house. Their friendly service shines and the environment of Green Leaf is a very enjoyable place to spend an afternoon in North Vancouver. So come on down to fill up your growler or enjoy a flight of their latest brews. If they’re not too busy serving they also offer brewery tours.
If you’re crossing over from downtown Vancouver on the Seabus, head straight to the market entrance near the water and you’ll find Green Leaf. Keep your eyes peeled for several locals enjoying a pint on the outdoor patio, you can’t miss it!
If you arrive at the street entrance, head straight to the far Southwest corner on the ground floor to find Green Leaf.
Don’t miss out on the most delicious beer North Vancouver has to offer.