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Regional Parks & Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve 
Fire Icon Fire Danger Rating Advisories
Fire Rating Low
* Note: The Fire Danger Rating for individual park sites can be higher or lower than the Regional Parks average. Click on the ‘Regional Parks’ link to view each Park Site and its individual rating, or call 604-432-6350.

Conditions and restrictions can change quickly. Please help us protect our valuable parks and green spaces against wildfire.

Current Average Fire Danger Rating for Regional Parks is: None


 Park and Trail Advisories

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Belcarra Regional Park
Picnic Shelter Water Tap OUT OF SERVICE
Due to a broken water line, the tap located beside the Belcarra Picnic Area shelters will be out of service until further notice.
Drinking water is available from the sinks inside the washroom building. Because filling large containers from the sinks is difficult, visitors needing a large water supply for their picnic or gathering may wish to bring their own. For more information call 604-520-6442.
Boundary Bay Regional Park
Boardwalk Temporarily Closed
Starting March 17, crews are replacing the boardwalk between the 12th Avenue Dyke Trail and Raptor Trail. Signs on site can direct you to an alternate route. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Centennial Beach Construction
Construction of two new picnic shelters and rehabilitation of the pond, playing field and other landscaping are underway.
For your safety, please obey all signs, stay away from equipment and work crews, and remain outside the fenced area.
For more information, please call Metro Vancouver Regional Parks at 604-436-6926.
Campbell Valley Regional Park
Construction of new West Valley Pedestrian Connector Trail
The West Valley Pedestrian Connector Trail project includes construction of a new pedestrian trail and boardwalk that will connect the North Valley entrance to the Perimeter Trail on the west side of the park. (Please see map.)The trail will include forest and wetland experiences and a gentle slope with stairs over the western escarpment. Walkers, joggers and parents with trail strollers will be able to complete new circuits without travel on the Shaggy Mane Trail.
Construction will begin November 2013 and continue through Spring 2014. During this time, park visitors may encounter construction noise and equipment. For your safety, please obey all signs, and stay away from work crews and equipment.
For more information, please contact Regional Parks East Area Office at 604-530-4983.
Capilano River Regional Park
Construction activity near the Capilano Salmon Hatchery
A project to stabilize groundwater sources has been started on the slope northeast of the hatchery building. Drilling may result in noise for periods of time. Our apologies in advance for any inconvenience that the work causes.
Colony Farm Regional Park
Day Use Area Upgrade UNDERWAY
Construction will begin on September 05, 2013 and is expected to last until the end of the year.  Access to some trails and a portion of the parking lot will be affected by construction equipment. Visitors are reminded to follow posted detour and safety signs.
Phase 1 includes a new washroom building, improved trail connections and additional picnic tables.  For more information, call 604-520-6442.
Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Slide Area Rehabilitation - Canyon Trail near Cliff Falls

Work will be underway until May 10 to rehabilitate a slide area along the Canyon Trail near Cliff Falls. Watch for crews and equipment working; make eye contact with equipment operators before passing by. As temporary trail closures may occur, please be prepared to turn around. Thanks for your cooperation. For further information, please contact the East Area Parks Office at 604-530-4983.

Lower Seymour Conservation Area
Bear Island Bridge Crossing:

The amazing restored bridge is located just downstream of the Seymour Falls Dam, and connects the Spur 4 road to the trail network adjacent to the Seymour Fish Hatchery allowing for a 25km loop. Bike recommended.
PDF icon Bear Island Bridge
PDF icon LSCR Trail Map

Metro Vancouver Supporting the NSMBA Trail Adoption Program (TAP)
Metro Vancouver is supporting the North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA) in their commitment to trail maintenance and restoration. Please expect some work to be underway on the following trails this season within the LSCR: Ned’s, Bottle Top, Circuit-8 and Corkscrew. Please note that this work will include the removal of structures in unsatisfactory condition. Your patience is appreciated while this work is being carried out. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the NSMBA or LSCR staff at or 604.432.6200.
Reuse and Recycle, Lumber to Go
LSCR Waste Stream Diversion Facility
The LSCR is committed to reducing waste and we are taking an innovative approach to waste management. Twelve of our garbage only cans have been removed from the trail network and re-located to the main parking lot, creating a recycling-focused Waste Stream Diversion Facility. LSCR visitors will now be able to sort their waste by type. Examples include Bottles and Cans, Dog Waste, Food Waste, and Mixed Paper. When you visit the LSCR, please help our initiative by sorting your waste accordingly. The proper sorting of waste products will prevent the majority of LSCR waste from entering permanent landfill storage. If you pack it in, please pack it out to the LSCR Waste Stream Diversion Facility.
Mountain Bike Structure Decommissioning

Safety inspections of existing mountain bike structures on LSCR land are being conducted. Some mountain bike structures on popular LSCR trails (Ned’s, Dale’s, etc.) have reached their lifespan and may now present a safety hazard to users due to structural or surfacing deficiencies. Those structures deemed to be unsafe and beyond repair are being removed.

Dog Mountain: On-Leash Advisory

All dogs on the Dog Mountain trail are required to be on-leash at all times. This supports Dog Mountain’s status as a sensitive sub-alpine ecosystem in the LSCR Management Plan. Furthermore, it aligns Metro Vancouvers’ dog rules with BC Parks’ in the surrounding area, and supports wildlife and public safety.
PDF icon Dog Mountain Map

Fisherman's Trail Upgrade
Expect closures of Fisherman's Trail North of Homestead and up to the Spur 4 trail junction over the following years. During closures, large machines and trucks may be present not allowing anyone to pass.    
With the last major upgrades occuring in the mid-1990's, maintenance is now required to alleviate trail impacts as a result of small slides, erosion, and failing infrastructure.
We are working towards a safer and more sustainable trail network for everyone's enjoyment.
Over the next few years we will be working on:
  • Boardwalk Removal and Repair
  • Trail Re-surfacing
  • Drainage Improvements
  • Bridge Replacements

Expect short delays and work crews in this area. Please contact  with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience.

CBC Trail is now CLOSED for the season

Due to winter weather conditions, CBC Trail is closed for the 2013 season for reasons of user safety and trail erosion. Please respect the closure and use an alternate trail lower in the valley.  

Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Trail Conditions
Apr 14
Sunset is at 8:00PM
All valley trails up to Norvan Falls are currently snow free but may have slippery sections in wet weather.   Some sections of thin snow remain on the Lynn Peak Route above about 900m.   In the Grouse Alpine areas, be trained and equipped for winter backcountry conditions. Check with Grouse Mtn. for closure status of the Munday Snowshoe Park at or call 986-6262. Check the CAC North Shore
avalanche forecast bulletin for updated avalanche conditions.
Seasonal Route Closure
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 snow conditions.
Matsqui Trail Regional Park
Seismic Upgrading of Mission Bridge, April to July 2014
Seismic upgrading is scheduled for Mission Bridge from April to July, 2014. Please stay clear of crews and equipment in the day-use area. For further information, please contact the East Area Parks Office at 604-530-4983. Thanks for your cooperation.  
Surrey Bend Regional Park
For visitor safety, the park is closed to the public with the exception of the 176 Street service road/trail.
Construction of park facilities including an entry road, parking, trails and washrooms has begun and will continue throughout 2014. In addition, soils surrounding a recently completed Habitat Enhancement Project are extremely soft and can create sinking hazards. The park will remain closed until further notice.
Visitors using the 176 Street service road/trail are reminded that it may also be closed periodically. Please obey all signs and stay away from work crews and equipment. For more information, call 604-520-6442.
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Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area Scientific Advisory Panel meeting
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks West Area Office
June 17, 2014
Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area Scientific Advisory Panel meeting
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks West Area Office
September 16, 2014
Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area Scientific Advisory Panel meeting
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks West Area Office
October 28, 2014
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