Lynn Canyon Park
A beautiful, 250 hectare park located in North Vancouver, consisting of
thickly forested valley slopes. One of its main attractions is the Lynn
Canyon Suspension Bridge and the many nature hiking and biking trails.
Lynn Canyon’s contribution is its marvellous suspension bridge from
which visitors cast cautious glances at the water 150 feet (50 m) below,
where it turns from placid emerald green to whipped-up whitewater in an
instant. This crossing is not for the timid, as the bridge bounces and
sways. Trails follow both sides of the canyon and lead upstream to 30
Foot Pool and downstream to Twin Falls Bridge. A tall wooden staircase
assists walkers and cyclists to venture north through the park from 30
Foot Pool to its borders with the Seymour Demonstration Forest. One
hiking trail to follow when exploring Lynn Canyon is a section of the
Baden-Powell Trail that winds through the park on its long journey
across the North Shore.
To find Lynn Canyon Park, take either the Mountain Highway or Lynn
Valley Road exits off the Upper Levels Hwy (Hwy 1) in North Vancouver,
close to the Second Narrows Bridge. Both roads intersect near the park.
From there, follow Lynn Valley Road to Peters Road, where a large sign
points the way to Lynn Canyon Park. The suspension bridge, an
interpretive centre, and a concession stand are next to the parking lot
at the end of Peters Road.
|At the heart of Lynn Valley is Lynn Valley Centre, which
offers a large food store, a department store, a liquor store
and numerous other small boutiques, banks and other services.
The Centre and the surrounding neighbourhood is currently going
through a re-birth and redevelopment, including the moving of
the current library to a new site.
The Black Bear Pub was added a few years ago and is worth the visit for
both the architecture and the atmosphere.
Not far to the south, is the Park and Tilford Shopping Centre - at the
foot of Mountain Highway, at Brooksbank & Keith Road.
A few minutes drive to the west on Keith, takes you to Lonsdale Ave, a
broad commercial avenue running north-south through North Vancouver and
offering a multitude of shopping and entertainment.