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LSCR photo7 photo7Leisurely bike outing Seymour Valley Trailway.
LSCR- photo10 photo10Seymour River meandering through a stand of old growth forest.
LSCR- photo11 photo11Waterfall cascading down through old growth forest just off Spur 4 Road in LSCR.
LSCR- photo8 photo8Look North over Rice Lake from a favourite fishing spot.
LSCR- photo9 photo9Canoeing down Seymour River above Seymour Canyon.
LSCR-photo2 sets behind old growth Sitka Spruce tree in the LSCR.
LSCR-photo3 Southeast down the Seymour Valley.
LSCR-photo4“Jack’s Burn” Picnic site at 9 km on Seymour Valley Trailway.
LSCR-photo5 born fawn plays hide and seek in grass near Rice Lake.



-123.01672449.3265472209660822001 LSCR offers a diverse network of cycling trails for beginner to advanced skill levels. Cycling is permitted on all LSCR Trails except Rice Lake Loop Trail and Homestead Trail. FalseFalseFalseFalsePhone: 778-452-4583 Email:<div class="ExternalClass8980B7953AFE4070A034C170DEC4CA31">The LSCR offers 10 km of smooth pavement on the Seymour Valley Trailway and a low gradient compacted gravel trail around Rice Lake. With mobility impaired placard, driving access is available to Rice Lake wharf.</div><div class="ExternalClassBA0BEF15AA6B49869378E801D3BE807A"><p>Dogs must be in control at all times and leashed in high use areas and in sensitive ecosystems. Show courtesy to other visitors by removing your dog waste and disposing of it in dog waste bins located at main entrances. Dogs are not permitted on the Seymour Valley Trailway, the Fisherman's Trail (north of the Homestead Trail junction) and the Rice Lake Loop Trail. The LSCR does not permit commercial dog walking. </p> </div><div class="ExternalClass2C9608F49F1A424CB561D501F77A0D4A"><p>Come drop a line in Rice Lake, which is stocked with more than 5,000 Rainbow trout each year by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. All provincial fresh water fishing regulations apply in these areas. Boats and inflatables are not permitted in Rice Lake.</p><p> <a href="" target="_blank">Rice Lake Fish Stocking Information</a></p><p> <i class="fa fa-file-pdf-o"></i> <a href="" target="_blank">Regulations</a></p></div><div class="ExternalClass556537FB739947A29909940ED0880808"><p> <strong>Seymour Hatchery</strong></p><p>The Seymour Salmonid Society is a non-profit organization that operates the Seymour River Hatchery and Education Centre. They enhance salmon populations and encourage proper management of fisheries in the Seymour River. Their mission is to educate the public about the value of the Seymour River and the salmonids it supports as a resource for everyone living in British Columbia.</p><p> <a href="" target="_blank">Seymour Salmonid Society</a></p><p> <strong>Permits & Events</strong></p> <p>If you are planning an event (e.g. fundraiser, wedding, race), you are required to obtain a land-use permit. Follow link below to application page. </p><p> <a href="/services/parks/reservable-facilities/Pages/LSCR-Online-Event-Booking.aspx">LSCR Permit & Event Application</a></p></div><div class="ExternalClass72B24E4E49D24F458F791C90FE1E5F15"> <strong>School Programs</strong> <ul><li> <a href="/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx">Field trips and tools for teachers </a></li><li> <a href="/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/watershed-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx">Watershed Field Trips</a></li></ul> <strong>Public Programs</strong> <ul> <li> <a href="/events/watershed-tours/Pages/default.aspx">Watershed Tours </a></li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClass38BC2F23300A4D69B2B36CB2226B6656">Discover the treasures of the watersheds, where ancient trees tower in steep mountain valleys, wildlife abounds and water flows through natural landscapes to our drinking water supply system. The health of these ecosystems is an important natural asset to our region; one that contributes greatly to the health and vitality of the place we call home. Come and see it for yourself! </div><div class="ExternalClass1B9D951647D841E5AD953E31341B75DD">The LSCR offers a diverse network of cycling trails for beginner to advanced skill levels. Cycling is permitted on all LSCR Trails except: Rice Lake Loop Trail and Homestead Trail. </div><div class="ExternalClassC48A76E9B0B24F7D9EF71491A965CBE4">The 5,668-hectare Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) contains spectacular and rugged landscapes. Its alpine peaks, forested slopes, and pristine waters offer spectacular scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities. The Water Services department manages the LSCR to maintain its recreation, education, and environmental values in conjunction with its capacity as a water reserve. </div><div class="ExternalClass93DC15A4673B4ACEA8D9A8B02C178ECC"><p>​Get rolling on 10 km of smooth pavement on the Seymour Vallley Trailway winding through a beautiful forest with picnic areas along the way. Because of the hilly terrain, the Trailway is not the place for absolute beginners. </p></div><div class="ExternalClass4A9CAD3481C743149EFB1A359927C5E2"><p>The LSCR features over 65km of hiking trails from a quick 2KM stroll around Rice Lake to full day adventures. The LSCR neighbours with Lynn Headwaters and Lynn Canyon Park offering a further trail network. Ensure you and your groups are prepared. See link below on how to prepare for your hike. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Hiking Safety</a></p> </div><div class="ExternalClass524E0929A73A4700AF41F32F270374F0"><p>The LSCR features over 100 kilometres of trails with opportunities for cycling, horseback riding, and hiking at all skill levels. The LSCR features the Seymour Valley Trailway; a 10km paved path that winds through forests and across streams to the Seymour Reservoir and Seymour River Hatchery. The Trailway features picnic sites and scenic rest stops along the way. The LSCR no longer has garbage and recycling containers on the trails. If you pack it in, pack it out to the LSCR Waste Stream Diversion Facility in our main public parking lot or recycle your materials at home. </p><p> <i class="fa fa-file-pdf-o"></i> <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/LSCR_MAPFeb2016.pdf" target="_blank">LSCR Trail Map</a><br> <i class="fa fa-file-pdf-o"></i> <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/LowerLSCR.pdf" target="_blank">Rice Lake & Lower Trail Map</a><br> <i class="fa fa-file-pdf-o"></i> <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/DogMountainTrailhead.pdf" target="_blank">Dog Mountain Trailhead</a><br> <i class="fa fa-file-pdf-o"></i> <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/DogMtnTrailDirections.pdf">Directions to Dog Mountain Trail</a><br> <i class="fa fa-file-pdf-o"></i> <a href="/events/school-programs/K12publications/LSCRDirectionsMap.pdf"> LSCR Directions</a></p></div><div class="ExternalClassD43638DA105C44D29AAAA26F3049FB19"><p>Vehicle access, north of Rice Lake Gate, is permitted for Canoeing and kayaking for active members of: Recreation Canoeing Association of BC, Beaver Canoe Club and Vancouver Kayak Club. The group only requires one active member from one of the above organizations. </p><p> <i class="fa fa-file-pdf-o"></i><a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/PaddlersAccessRegulations.pdf" target="_blank"> Paddlers Access Regulations</a><br><i class="fa fa-file-pdf-o"></i><a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/PaddlerPullout.pdf" target="_blank"> Paddlers Pullout Location</a> </p><p>For more information, please see contact information for the LSCR below.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass0BA17E1A1D824C039EE766EA6477645E"><p>​The LSCR is open 365 days a year. Area closures may occur during inclement weather. </p> <table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" style="text-align:center;"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:16.66%;"><div>​January</div><div>6am - 5pm</div></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:16.66%;"><p>February</p><p>6am - 5pm</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:16.66%;"><div>​March</div><div>6am - 7pm (Daylight Savings Start)</div></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:16.66%;"><div>​April</div><div>6am - 8pm</div></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:16.66%;"><div>​May</div><div>6am - 9pm</div></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:16.66%;"><div>​June</div><div>6am - 9pm</div></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><div>​July </div><div>6am - 9pm</div></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><div>​August</div><div>6am - 9pm</div></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><div>​September</div><div>6am - 8pm</div></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><div>​October</div><div>6am - 6pm or 6am - 7pm</div></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><div>​November</div><div>6am - 5pm</div><div>(Daylight Savings End)</div></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><div>​December</div><div>6am - 5pm</div></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p></div>








Current Trail Conditions<div class="ExternalClassE3369056D8A6435F8118A499AB32F485"><p> The LSCR is working hard to clear a large number of downed trees throughout the trail network. Trail closures are likely as crews work away at higher priority areas. ** Use Caution - Winter hazards throughout the LSCR trail network; ice, snow loaded trees, and debris.</p><p> <strong>Current Trail closures</strong><span lang="EN-US"><strong>:</strong> Baden Powell (from Richard Juryn to Riverside), Old Growth Trail, Spur 4, Seymour Valley Trailway (N of Rice Creek Branch), Circuit 8 Trail, Fisherman’s (north of Homestead) and all East side Trails (Corkscrew, Mushroom, Dale’s Ned’s etc.). <br></span></p></div>True
Temporary Weather Closures<div class="ExternalClass18503F05C40C4546BE3E1CF0B9581CBB"> <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/WeatherClosures.pdf">More information</a></div>True
CBC trail is now closed for the winterTrue
Main Public Washroom Facility & Surrounding Area<div class="ExternalClassFBC9B396EC1D445CAA1AC7BCE4C995CD"><p> <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/WashroomsandSurroundingArea.pdf" target="_blank">​More information</a></p></div>True
Outhouse Replacement Project<div class="ExternalClass9BFE3C13E17C4B47AEE821432DE224F4"><p> <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/LSCROuthouseReplacement.pdf" target="_blank">​​More information</a></p></div>True
Fishing Banned between Seymour Dam and Seymour Estuary<div class="ExternalClassC19DFD71A9FD4B638297A523E2E102BC"><p><a href="">​more information from Fisheries and Oceans Canada</a></p></div>True



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