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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/get-involved/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>Apr 12 - Sept 5<br></strong>Opening: 7 am<br>Closing: 9 pm<div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><br><strong>Sept 6 - Sept 26</strong><br>Opening: 7 am<br>Closing: 8 pm</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>



Lynn HeadwatersLynn Headwaters<div class="ExternalClassE83653270CD045B9B424A285C296FAE7">Visitors are asked to obey posted signs and fire danger guidelines:<ul><li>Campfires permitted in supervised campgrounds only, and only as local fire authorities allow - campfires in all public fire rings/pits, including those in group camps and picnic shelters, are prohibited</li><li>Barbeques are only permitted in approved facilities under direct supervision<br>- Propane or gas powered preferred<br>- if you are using briquettes, PLEASE dispose of them carefully in provided receptacle</li><li>No smoking</li><li>Stay on trails</li><li>Be aware of all spark sources</li><li>Report all forest fires to 911 and Parks staff<br></li></ul><p>For more information call 604-432-6350.<br></p></div>2016-08-15T07:00:00ZHIGH



Trail Conditions <div class="ExternalClass183ECD7AB86E404DBF183A8205E201FC"><div> <div><p>19 Aug - Sunset is at 8 PM</p><p>Park visitors accessing backcountry routes should be trained and equipped for backcountry mountain travel and rapidly changing weather conditions.  Backcountry water sources have dried up.    Hikers must carry extra water on backcountry hikes at higher elevations.</p></div></div></div>True
Bear sighting near park entrance<div class="ExternalClassE982ED578F2D456FB814961A9A3414E6"><p>​​A bear was seen on Aug. 22 near the overflow parking lot. For safety, remember to walk/hike with a friend, keep pets leashed and keep children close. If you see a bear, remember these four simple rules:</p><div class="ExternalClass79E5B1F913984FC2997571F1E003B9AE"><ul><li>Stay calm</li><li>Stand still -- <span style="text-decoration:underline;">do not run</span></li><li>Speak calmly</li><li>Slowly back away</li></ul><p>For more safety info, click <a title="About Bears" href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/Bears_in_Metrovancouver.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p></div></div>True





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