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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.



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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.



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






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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FREE shuttle bus for Lynn Headwaters, Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and Lynn Canyon Park starting Aug. 8<div class="ExternalClass83FBA55904B446DA8B8324A249CA2DBE">Parking at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park is very limited during the summer. Save the time and trouble of finding parking and take a <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/FREEshuttlebus.pdf" target="_blank">FREE shuttle bus</a> instead. </div>True
Bear alert: Aggressive bear in area<div class="ExternalClass0F158AC1D235461297CEFE26DB10756B"><p>​A bear showing aggressive behaviour has been regularly seen in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.</p><p class="ExternalClassEA032D4F10FB4C06A25FD3011CED8317">Be bear aware at <span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">all </span>times.<br>Hike with friends.   <br>Keep dogs leashed.<br>Please do not bring any food into the area.<br>It is recommended to carry bear spray (and to be familiar with how to safely use it).<br></p><p class="ExternalClassEA032D4F10FB4C06A25FD3011CED8317">If you do encounter a bear:</p><div class="ExternalClassEA032D4F10FB4C06A25FD3011CED8317"><ul><li>Do not run.</li><li>Face the bear and back away slowly.</li></ul></div><p>If the bear approaches you,</p><ul><li>Stay calm.</li><li>Do not run.</li><li>Make sure the bear has a clear exit.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></li><li> <span class="Apple-converted-space">Speak in a loud but calm voice</span></li></ul><p> <em>For more information about bears and bear safety, click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p><p> <br> </p></div>True
Seymour River Rock Slide<div class="ExternalClassE8A1E0FDC76C4A91B2CA105B62C84208"><p>​Rock breaking will commence in the Seymour River for 2020. For project questions please contact the <a href="">Seymour Salmonid Society</a>.</p></div>True
Coho Trail Closure<div class="ExternalClass8F65D57E99694E47994249C5176DC5ED"><p>Two new bridges have been constructed. Trail repairs are still underway while closures remain.</p></div>True
Fisherman’s Trail<div class="ExternalClassAAEB100139EB4A13A2D0D8BC1ECE3442"><p>Fisherman’s Trail is now open, hazardous conditions may persist on the trail. Please use caution and cyclists go slow.</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
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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