Lynn Canyon Park is a free self-guided adventure and a great place to learn about North Vancouver’s eco-system. Although the main attraction is the suspension bridge, people also enjoy hiking the surrounding boardwalks and trails. Rangers are on site in July and August to to offer walking tours and information about the area’s flora and fauna.
A different experience than its complement the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Lynn Canyon suspension bridge is 40 metres (130 ft) long and offers a rustic and jiggling adventure. The wooden plank bridge was originally built in 1912 and is just wide enough for two people to pass each other. The Suspension Bridge is about 50 metres (167 feet) above the beautiful clear pools and rivers of Lynn Creek and is situated amongst a 616-acre temperate rainforest. This community treasure is a public park, open year-round, and managed by the District of North Vancouver.
The Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre has informative, interactive displays about the plants and animals of the temperate rainforest and environmental issues. You can watch nature videos on a large screen, with over 80 to choose from. Children can learn about nature and have fun in the Kid’s Exploratorium. There is also a nature-themed giftshop.
Stop in at the Lynn Canyon Cafe, whether you need a bite to eat before you hit the trails, or you need a snack after exploring Lynn Canyon Park. For the coffee lovers, you’ll find fresh siphon coffee, lattes and more. They serve crepes for breakfast, burgers, hot dogs, pasta, fish and chips for lunch. You’ll find refreshments and treats for the whole family.
Lynn Canyon Park
3690 Park Rd, North Vancouver,
BC V7J 3K2
Tips: The parking lot can get full very quickly at peak times. We recommend visiting at off-peak times like weekdays or early morning and travelling there by public transport or bike to avoid parking and traffic backups.
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park includes some backcountry trails that are quite rugged. Before attempting any hikes in the park, make sure that you are prepared. Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. It’s also a good idea to use the registration form for hikers, which will help make sure you return from your hike safe and sound. Coliseum Mountain, Lynn Lake and the Haines Valley trails should only be attempted by the most experienced and prepared hikers. These hikes are not recommended for most visitors, and they are closed for the season during fall and winter months.