Mount Seymour Provincial Park / Vancouver District
1610 Mt. Seymour, North Vancouver
Postal Code: V7G 1L3
Phone: 604-924-2200 /
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The park is located on Mount Seymour Road just north of the parkway, 15 km north of Vancouver, just off of Hwy 1 in North Vancouver. Outside of the ski centre, this is a wilderness area just 30 minutes from Vancouver. The park is diverse in its topography, so a wide array of recreational activities are possible. In total the park encompasses 3,508 hectares.  
Camping: There are no front country campsites in the park. Strong backpackers can take advantage of backcountry camping in the Elsay Lake area.

Hiking:

  • Elsay Lake Trail - The trail is 7km long. This is a rugged trail that takes about 9 to 10 hours to complete and has an elevation change of 500 meters. A good hike for an experienced backpacker. The trail begins on the main Mount Seymour trail. Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Coast and Mountains
  • Mount Seymour Trail - 4 km with and elevation change of 450m. For a panoramic view of Vancouver take this 2 1/2 to 3 hour trail to First and Second Bump Peaks. On a clear day you might see all the way to the Gulf Islands and some say all the way to Vancouver Island. Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Coast and Mountains
  • Mystery Lake Trail - On a hot summer day this is a good trail to choose. It should take about 45 min to get to the lake with an elevation change of 180 meters along the way. At the end of the trail you'll find a nice spot to swim. Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Coast and Mountains
  • Old Buck Access Trail - 1km This is a short trail that should take you only about 30 min. to complete and has minimal elevation change. Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Coast and Mountains
  • Old Buck Logging Road - 2.3 km / 7.8 km, Moderate. Old Buck Logging Road takes you to Baden-Powell Trail Junction. You can stop there after about 45 minutes of hiking or if you're feeling ambitions go on to the Perimeter Trail Junction which will take you 2 hours to complete. Overall the elevation change is about 670 meters. Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Coast and Mountains
  • Old Cabin Trail - 430m, Easy. This is an easy 20 min. walk that has an elevation change of only 25 meters. This trail connects the Perimeter Trail junction and parking lot 1. Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Coast and Mountains
  • Perimeter Trail - 1.5 km, easy. This is a beautiful trail that begins at Deep Cove lookout and goes to the junction of The Goldie Lake Trail. It has an elevation change of 240 meters and should take approximately 45 min to complete. Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Coast and Mountains
  • The Mushroom Parking Lot Trail - 750m, easy. The trail heads towards the skiing area from the Vancouver Lookout parking lot. Its an easy hike that has minimal elevation change. It should only take about 15 min to complete. Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Coast and Mountains
  • First Lake Loop - Dog Mountain Trails -This is a series of loops from 1 to 3 km. You travel through dense sub-alpine old-growth forest heading to First Lake and the junction of the trails to Dog Mountain or Mount Seymour, either option affords spectacular views. Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Coast and Mountains
  • Flower Lake Loop Trail - 1.5km, easy. This is an easy 45 min. walk that has a 150 meter elevation change. This is a good trail for spotting a variety of birds as it passes through subalpine areas of bogs and ponds. Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Coast and Mountains
  • Goldie Lake Loop Trail - 2km, easy. This is a loop trail that takes approximately 2 hours to complete. It is a self guided interpretive trail and it ends up at Goldie Lake. It also takes you to the Flower Lake Trail and the Perimeter trail system from the top end. Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Coast and Mountains
  • Horse Trail - 2.5km, easy. This trail is an old logging road that forms a loop. An easy hike but the trail is multi-use, so watch out for mountain bikers. Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Mountian Biking:

There is an extensive multi-use horse and mountain bike trail called the Old Buck Trail that goes from the parking lot at km 0 at the bottom of the park to the "Historic Mushroom Parking Lot" site.

Snowboarding/Skiing:

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Snowshoeing: The Park has designated snowshoe trails as well as an interpretive program which runs during the season.

Maps: An online Map is now available from the official Mount Seymour website online from BC Parks.

Topographic Series Maps, Scale, 1:50,000, sheet 92G7 covers the park.

Literature: A brochure which also includes a basic map of the park and its trails.Contact: Mount Seymour Provincial Park / Vancouver District
1610 Mt. Seymour, North Vancouver
Postal Code: V7G 1L3
Phone: 604-924-2200
/ Fax: (604) 924-2244

Additional Information: Official Mount Seymour website online from BC Parks.