Cypress Provincial Park is located on Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, about a 25 minute drive from downtown Vancouver.
On your way up Cypress Mountain, be sure to stop at Barrett’s View lookout about two-thirds of the way up the mountain. At this lookout you can get amazing views of the city and area, on a clear day the views are spectacular! To the south is the sprawling metropolitan area of Vancouver, while to the southeast is snowclad Mount Baker in the Cascade Mountain chain. To the west and southwest lie the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island with Georgia Strait in the foreground.
The diversity of natural features, old-growth trees and outdoor recreation opportunities both summer and winter, is due partly to the climate of coastal British Columbia. The mean annual temperature of around 9-10 degrees Celsius (49-50° F) results in many warm days for hikers and sightseers. No matter what the season or the weather, Cypress Provincial Park is an enjoyable place to be.
Further up the mountain, you will discover the hiking trails on Cypress mountain. Toward the end of Cypress Bowl Road, you can stop by and take a picture at the Olympic Rings, a historical landmark from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter games.
Cypress Provincial Park contains many summer and winter hiking trails for enthusiasts of all abilities.
The Yew Lake trail is popular, which features a flat, accessible, flat hiking trail along meadows. Within 10-15 minutes you will reach Yew Lake, which is surrounded by pristine wilderness and the North Shore mountains. The Eagle Bluff trail is a more challenging hike, and it will take at least two and a half hours. The trail leads Eagle Bluff with and elevation 3500 feet you can enjoy great views of Vancouver, Howe Sound and beyond.