Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

LYNN HEADWATERS REGIONAL PARK BACKCOUNTRY CLOSURE IN EFFECT

Unpredictable and rapidly changing hazardous mountain weather conditions may include:

  • Snow, ice and slippery conditions in steep terrain;
  • Avalanche danger
  • Cornice drops
  • Rock and ice fall
  • Lack of visibility (whiteout caused by fog and/or snow)
  • No markers

 

 

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BC Mills House at Lynn Headwaters Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/LynnHeadwaters-photo3_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=3289&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosBC Mills House at Lynn Headwaters Regional ParkHistoric BC Mills House, in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Douglas squirrel at Lynn Headwaters Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/LynnHeadwaters-photo5_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=3844&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosDouglas squirrel at Lynn Headwaters Regional ParkA curious Douglas squirrel clambers out on a lichen covered branch to see what's going on in its neighbourhood.
Forest sentinel at Lynn Headwaters Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/LynnHeadwaters-photo6_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=3843&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosForest sentinel at Lynn Headwaters Regional ParkA massive stump is all that remains of one of the giant trees that grew in the old growth forests of what is now Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.
Lynn Creek in summerhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/LynnHeadwaters-photo7_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=3845&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosLynn Creek in summerThe creek, forest, mountains and sky combine in mesmerizing shades of blue and green on a summer's day at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.
Norvan Falls at Lynn Headwaters Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/LynnHeadwaters-photo8_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=3846&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosNorvan Falls at Lynn Headwaters Regional ParkA five hour return trip for fit hikers, Norvan Falls is a scenic destination.
Subalpine backcountry at Lynn Headwatershttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/LynnHeadwaters-photo9_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=3847&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosSubalpine backcountry at Lynn HeadwatersThe subalpine backcountry at Lynn Headwaters is spectacular, but you need to be prepared when you hike here. This is wilderness -- with all its inherent risks.

 

 

 

 

Lynn Headwaters Regional Park-123.02465925849.3547356023http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=49.35473560230,,+-123.02465925800&sll=49.199962,,-122.579082&sspn=0.021144,,0.055661&ie=UTF8&z=16, http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=49.35473560230,+-123.02465925800&sll=49.199962,-122.579082&sspn=0.021144,0.055661&ie=UTF8&z=16<div class="ExternalClassEEB8EE5B81624B40A93AD7E9952DD2A2">From Highway 1, take the Lynn Valley Road exit in North Vancouver. Follow Lynn Valley Road north to its end. All three parking areas provide access to all trails in the park. </div><div class="ExternalClassEEB8EE5B81624B40A93AD7E9952DD2A2"> </div> <div class="ExternalClassEEB8EE5B81624B40A93AD7E9952DD2A2"><span lang="EN-US">Please remember: you are entering </span>a wilderness area; all visitors should bring a daypack with basic supplies and notify someone where they are going and when they expect to return.<strong><font color="#4466ae"><br></font></strong></div> <div class="ExternalClassEEB8EE5B81624B40A93AD7E9952DD2A2"> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPublications/LynnHeadwatersParkMap.pdf

 

 

 

 

Drinking fountain winterization<div class="ExternalClass8040E8CC6332419D951542CAC688F7FD"><div>The water fountain will be shut down and winterized as of 15 Dec 2016. The fountain will be turned back on 1 Mar 2017, weather permitting. For more info, call 604-224-5739. </div></div>True
Trail Conditions <div class="ExternalClass183ECD7AB86E404DBF183A8205E201FC"><div> <div><span style="color:#444444;"><p><span style="color:#444444;">12 Feb - Sunset is at 5:30 PM</span></p><p>All valley trails have snow with some slippery sections.    Park visitors accessing higher elevation areas should be trained and equipped for winter mountain travel and rapidly changing weather conditions.    Visitors to the Munday Alpine Snowshoe Park can check Grouse Mountain Resort's conditions and closures at <a href="https://www.grousemountain.com/current_conditions"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Grouse</span></a> or at 604-986-6262.  For current local avalanche conditions, check the Canadian Avalanche Centre's website at <a href="http://www.avalanche.ca/forecasts/south-coast"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Avalanche</span></a>.</p></span></div></div></div>True
Seasonal Backcountry Area closure<div class="ExternalClassD498EA63805044FE81967EEB3A04EC10"><div>All backcountry routes are now closed for the season above Norvan Falls in Lynn Valley and north of Dam Mountain and Thunderbird Ridge in the Grouse alpine area due to hazardous winter conditions. </div></div>True
Storm damage on trails<div class="ExternalClassE586666FE06E4B8CB49146FFCEC4D0EE"><p>Several winter storm damage events have broken trees across many trails in the Park.   Pathways have been re-opened for now but please use extra caution as trails are still covered by ice and snow, and some tree debris.    As well, there is a continuing risk of potential falling branches and trees. </p></div>True
Access Road Closed to Vehicles<div class="ExternalClassB753043A36064B009C513F3A324A24E0"><p>​Starting Dec. 1, 2016, the entrance road to the park will be temporarily closed to vehicles. Pedestrians and cyclists may still use the road to access the park. <br>A geotechnical inspection has revealed that the slope underlying the road is unstable and poses a risk to public safety. Portions of the slope are at risk of landslide. </p><p><a href="/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/lynn-headwaters-access-road/Pages/default.aspx">More information</a></p></div>True

 

 

 

 

West Area Office604-224-5739regionalparks.info@metrovancouver.org