Lynn Headwaters Regional Park


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



Lynn Headwaters Regional ParkLynn Headwaters Regional Park1640663821001



BC Mills House at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park Mills House at Lynn Headwaters Regional ParkHistoric BC Mills House, in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Douglas squirrel at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park 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 Park 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 summer 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 Park Falls at Lynn Headwaters Regional ParkA five hour return trip for fit hikers, Norvan Falls is a scenic destination.
Subalpine backcountry at Lynn Headwaters 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.



-123.02465925849.35473560231640663821001 Vancouver Regional Parks West Area Office: 604-224-5739<div class="ExternalClass175087DB62524F618D2B68B2EA8014FB"><div> <a href="/services/parks/reservable-facilities/facilities/bc-mills-house">BC Mills House</a></div></div><div class="ExternalClassD813089FD8B8417CA6B10BFC7154DE6A"> The picnic area, BC Mills House at the park entrance are wheelchair accessible. The trail from the parking area to the hiker safety kiosk (250 m) has minimal grade change and firm surfacing. The pit toilets at this location are currently not wheelchair accessible.</div><div class="ExternalClass8F9AB55FCE874C18BA40EAA1F92BFDF8"> <div>Some trails (Lower Lynn Loop, Cedars Mill, the portion of Headwaters Trail north of the Third Debris Chute and the connector trail between Lynn Headwaters Regional Park and the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve) are designated as leash-optional. Dogs must still be under your control. All other trails in the park are designated as leash-required. Check signs for details or click on the link below.</div><ul><li><div><a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/LYN_dogtrailmap_Jan2013_web.pdf">Lynn Headwaters Regional Park leash designations</a></div></li><li><div><a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/LYN_Report_to_Environment_and_Parks_Committee-November_7_2012.pdf">Report on dog management at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park to Parks and Environment Committee</a></div></li><li><div><a href="/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1117.pdf">Regional Parks Bylaw 1177</a></div></li><li><div><a href="/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1117-Amendment_1159.pdf">Regional Parks Bylaw 1159, Enforcement and Fines</a></div></li></ul> <div>Please scoop your dog's poop and dispose of it properly. People considering taking their dogs on the Hanes Valley hiking route are advised that dogs are not permitted on the Grouse Mountain Skyride. </div><div> </div><div class="ExternalClass0C2E75AD8DA4433CAC324D7C355D4571"><a href="/services/parks/learn/bylaws-and-policies/dogs/Pages/default.aspx">More on dogs in Metro Vancouver regional parks …</a></div></div><div class="ExternalClass00746F2E0C30445A9AB692E21E39900F"><p>Camping is not allowed in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, including backcountry areas of the park.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C">To find out more about getting involved with regional parks, contact the <a href="">Community Development Coordinator</a> at 604- 224-5739.</div><div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C"> </div><div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C"><strong>The Pacific Parklands Foundation</strong> is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks.  For information or to make a donation, visit <a href=""></a></div><div class="ExternalClass5FF58E4E26EC44858BF2A52DFA823A51"> <div class="ExternalClass7BFFAD8ABA8D43EAA43EC54424933434"> <div>Any visit to this park should be considered a trip into the wilderness with the appropriate preparation:</div></div> <div class="ExternalClass3BB3F015630F4FE3B0A918E03C4A46F1"> <ul> <li>Register at the hiker safety kiosk. The information you provide will help Search and Rescue teams should they be called out. <br></li> <li>Prepare for all weather conditions. Turn back if weather or visibility worsens, or if you doubt your clothing suitability, fitness level or route.<br><br><a href="" target="_blank">Adventure Smart</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">North Shore Search and Rescue Hiker Safety</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">Canadian Avalanche Centre</a><br><a href="/services/parks/learn/bylaws-and-policies/public-safety/Pages/default.aspx">General Visitor Safety Information</a></li></ul></div> <p><strong>Wildlife:<br></strong>Bears are a common sighting in this regional park. Please exercise caution and obey all signs. Visitors are reminded that they should not feed or approach wildlife. For more information about bears and safety please visit the <a href="">WildSafeBC</a> website. </p><p><a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/Bears_in_Metrovancouver.pdf">Bears in Metro Vancouver</a></p></div><div class="ExternalClass4BB8614E699F476DA7BAAAB83C937530"> <div class="ExternalClass8D272EF6EEF64972AD6AFAB1075F5F67"> <p><a href="/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx">School Field Trips Information </a><br><a href="/services/parks/discover/programs/groups/Pages/default.aspx">Workshops & Community Group Field Trips Information</a></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass45551F9F0C584FBBB78F35B8314A7B0B"> <div> <p><strong>Contact Us</strong> <br>The calendar fills quickly so please plan to register two months in advance of your preferred date. <a href="/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Book on-line</span></a> or call 604-432-6359 for more information. </p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass21521B696B4E44568D1DC6851421C39E"><p>​A true wilderness park, Lynn Headwaters Regional Park features both rugged backcountry routes that require the right experience, equipment and level of fitness, and frontcountry trails that offer options for those looking for shorter day-hikes. Steep slopes, dense forests and fast-running creeks abound. Remember to hike smart.​</p></div><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834">​<strong>Nov 8 - Jan 23</strong><br>Opening: 7 am<br>Closing: 5 pm<div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"> </div><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><span aria-hidden="true"></span><strong>Jan 24 - Mar 9</strong><br>Opening: 7 am<br>Closing: 6 pm<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></div></div><span aria-hidden="true"></span></div></div></div></div>



Lynn Headwaters Regional Park-123.02465925849.3547356023,,+-123.02465925800&sll=49.199962,,-122.579082&sspn=0.021144,,0.055661&ie=UTF8&z=16,,+-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>





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
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>Another storm damage event has broken additional trees across many trails in the Park.   Please use extra caution as trails are still covered by ice and snow, and 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
Trail Conditions <div class="ExternalClass183ECD7AB86E404DBF183A8205E201FC"><div> <div><span style="color:#444444;"><p><span style="color:#444444;">1 Jan - Sunset is at 4:00 PM</span></p><p>All valley trails have new snow to 20 cm with some compact icy 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=""><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=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Avalanche</span></a>.</p></span></div></div></div>True





West Area