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Metro Vancouver’s paramount commitment is to maintain critical services to the region while protecting the health and safety of our employees, our partners and the public.

The Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) remains open, providing an important outlet for residents to enjoy the outdoors.

While visiting the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, please remember to follow these guidelines.

COVID-19 Updates  for Metro Vancouver Regional Parks



Lower Seymour Conservation ReserveLower Seymour Conservation Reserve537440976<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>

The historic Twin Bridges site in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve now has a new, higher and longer crossing over the Seymour River. The long-anticipated suspension bridge replaces the previous pedestrian bridge which was removed after the December 2014 Seymour River rock slide.

Inclement Weather

​Fall and winter are here bringing along inclement weather such as high winds, extreme rainfall and snow. During severe weather events, the LSCR (north of 2km) can be dangerous due to conditions including: debris torrents, flooding, high flows, stranding due to road washouts or tree failure from high winds. Please respect closure signage during these events.



Seymour Suspension Bridge Suspension Bridge
Seymour Falls Gazebo Falls Gazebo
Rice Lake Wharf Lake Wharf
Rice Lake Gazebo Lake Gazebo
Rice Lake Gate Lake Gate
Mid Valley Chairs Valley Chairs
Main Picnic Area Picnic Area
LSCR-photo5 born fawn plays hide and seek in grass near Rice Lake.
LSCR-photo2 sets behind old growth Sitka Spruce tree in the LSCR.
LSCR- photo9 photo9Canoeing down Seymour River above Seymour Canyon.
LSCR- photo10 photo10Seymour River meandering through a stand of old growth forest.
LSCR photo7 photo7Leisurely bike outing Seymour Valley Trailway.
Fishermans Trail Trail
Fisherman's Trail 2's Trail 2
Circuit 8 Crossing 8 Crossing






Inclement Weather Closures

Prolonged periods of heavy rain in our steep coastal mountains routinely results in potential hazards to human life and safety. Access restrictions are initiated when a specific set of precipitation criteria have been met, resulting in trail closures past 2km in the LSCR. Please watch for access updates following weather warnings or high precipitation.

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Frozen Lake Hazards<div class="ExternalClassD01D94B106094F78999E25486C21C89C">Please be advised that the ice is not monitored at Rice Lake in the LSCR or First Lake on Dog Mountain. For your safety, please stay off the ice.<br></div>True
LSCR Weather Damage<div class="ExternalClass2AE2B40709EC489684FE313B36669D69"><p>Recent heavy snow and rain have caused trees and branches to fall on several LSCR trails. Crews are actively cleaning up, this may take weeks. Please use caution while recreating and expect uneven surfaces and woody debris. Report any damage or fallen trees to LSCR staff. <br></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
Dog Mountain Day Use Pass<div class="ExternalClassD5FE2DDE32E540288CB25EE9ECD8C63E"><p>The BC Parks Day-Use Pass program is in effect this winter on Seymour Mountain. Book a pass here to secure parking for accessing Dog Mountain: <a href="" target="_blank">Day Use Pass</a></p><p><br></p></div>True
Washout on Coho Trail<div class="ExternalClassC71EE61C46F0454D8014493A712D4C85">Heavy rains and high flows have caused a washout on Coho Trail. Please use caution while on the trail and obey all safety signage.<br></div>True
CBC Trail Upgrades<div class="ExternalClass39E3F9C894E24C269C25D708DC66C8EA"><p>​CBC trail is closed for upgrades and will re-open in Spring 2022. Please obey closure signage. <br></p></div>True
E-Bikes on Trails<div class="ExternalClass35159DDE0DA041CC9C651CC949558EC4"><p>Only Class 1 pedal assisted e-bikes are permitted in the LSCR. Motorized/throttle actuated vehicles are not permitted on the trail network. Do not exceed 30km/hr and yield to all other trail users.<br></p></div>True
Fisherman’s Trail (North) Closure<div class="ExternalClass1917E133282B45E2B7956E6788112849"><p>Fisherman’s Trail (North) is closed from Circuit 8 to Spur 4 due to a large washout. Please obey closure signage.<br></p></div>True
Seymour Valley Trailway Safety<div class="ExternalClass3C7540150CFF4C22B91CABDF71FCFA93"><p>​No motorized vehicles on the trailway. Go slow and respect all users.</p></div>True



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