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Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

 

 

 

2024 East Side Network Trail Upgrades2024 East Side Network Trail Upgrades<div class="ExternalClass3CAF9E203DB64DDB880C68804C4403E0"><p>Work on TNT and Cambodia trails is nearly complete. To allow the trail surfaces to properly set, both will remained closed until the spring. Please respect these closures for benefit of all.<br></p></div>Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve
Fisherman’s North Partial ClosureFisherman’s North Partial Closure<div class="ExternalClassFE167D6B15C744BF8C97B15A84792829"><p>A portion of Fisherman’s Trail (North) is currently closed between Homestead Trail and the Fisherman's Connector due to a recent washout. Please respect this closure and plan accordingly. Check the link here for a map of the closure.</p><p><a class="mv-button uk-button" href="/services/regional-parks/Documents/fishermans-trail-map.pdf">View the map</a></p></div>Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve
Fishing Banned between Seymour Dam and Seymour EstuaryFishing Banned between Seymour Dam and Seymour Estuary<div class="ExternalClassC19DFD71A9FD4B638297A523E2E102BC"><p> <a href="http://notices.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm?pg=view_notice&DOC_ID=177645&ID=all">​More Information from Fisheries and Oceans Canada</a></p></div>Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve

 

 

Lower Seymour Conservation ReserveLower Seymour Conservation ReserveLower Seymour Conservation Reserve<div class="ExternalClassF52ABAA85C6747F79F79C275ACFF208E"><div><p>The 5,668-hectare Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) contains spectacular and rugged landscapes. Its alpine peaks, forested slopes, and pristine waters offer spectacular scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities. The Water Services department manages the LSCR to maintain its recreation, education, and environmental values in conjunction with its capacity as a water reserve. </p></div></div>537440976https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/PublishingImages/LSCR-photo.jpg, https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/PublishingImages/LSCR-photo.jpg https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/PublishingImages/LSCR-photo.jpg

 

 

Lower Seymour Conservation ReserveGP0|#2e3f5e5d-f72a-4278-b23e-25e6ce7b4d51;L0|#02e3f5e5d-f72a-4278-b23e-25e6ce7b4d51|Transit;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#732f01c7-3203-4080-a710-fd3875d80b73;L0|#0732f01c7-3203-4080-a710-fd3875d80b73|Picnic Area;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#e917ae52-1f8b-456e-9b7b-7ebe44d2ddd3;L0|#0e917ae52-1f8b-456e-9b7b-7ebe44d2ddd3|No Camping;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#fa3273cc-c453-47fa-a061-f6d8afc45766;L0|#0fa3273cc-c453-47fa-a061-f6d8afc45766|Dog Leash Required Trails;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#bc4abe17-6ec0-4066-a930-9e9dbd6e274a;L0|#0bc4abe17-6ec0-4066-a930-9e9dbd6e274a|Leash Optional Area;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#e88f8a62-6861-4dcd-b506-d7701c90fafe;L0|#0e88f8a62-6861-4dcd-b506-d7701c90fafe|Fishing;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#4685dfc7-ba7e-48e2-b554-582f9e4727f9;L0|#04685dfc7-ba7e-48e2-b554-582f9e4727f9|No Harvesting;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#c417ab40-3cf3-4357-989d-355a42b2305d;L0|#0c417ab40-3cf3-4357-989d-355a42b2305d|Canoeing or Kayaking;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#dee15a63-f74f-4991-9d95-b4b5f6a64db6;L0|#0dee15a63-f74f-4991-9d95-b4b5f6a64db6|Accessible;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#60abc746-2085-4117-a711-a20e1bb9b49f;L0|#060abc746-2085-4117-a711-a20e1bb9b49f|Fish Hatchery;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#64d8e368-ff10-4512-9ac8-def76589bfee;L0|#064d8e368-ff10-4512-9ac8-def76589bfee|View Point;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#74c003f7-48df-4669-b49a-68ae0eb29e0f;L0|#074c003f7-48df-4669-b49a-68ae0eb29e0f|Drinking Water;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#25080aaf-eb40-4ba1-a9d6-c0915c7e6d38;L0|#025080aaf-eb40-4ba1-a9d6-c0915c7e6d38|Washroom;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#8806b9f9-bc47-443d-8468-291f20148342;L0|#08806b9f9-bc47-443d-8468-291f20148342|No Drones;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#f4ee7931-9950-4038-b596-e35db33f6632;L0|#0f4ee7931-9950-4038-b596-e35db33f6632|No Smoking;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#d677eaff-32ed-4b18-af05-2a6093c728bb;L0|#0d677eaff-32ed-4b18-af05-2a6093c728bb|No Campfires;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#466bccb8-a477-4dad-8786-a9c2a48d101a;L0|#0466bccb8-a477-4dad-8786-a9c2a48d101a|Bike Fix Station;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e46512.550<div class="ExternalClass0BA17E1A1D824C039EE766EA6477645E"><p>​The LSCR is op​​en 365 days a year. Area closures may occur during inclement weather. </p><p>*Though Dog Mountain Trail is in the LSCR, road access is limited by closures to Mt. Seymour Road from 10:00 pm - 7:00 am in winter months.​​​<br></p><table class="uk-table uk-table-small uk-table-divider mv-border-green mv-table-heading-green mv-table-border uk-table-responsive"><tbody><tr><td><p class="uk-text-top"> <strong>January</strong><br>6:00 am – 5:00 pm</p></td><td><p> <strong>February</strong><br>6:00 am – 5:00 pm</p></td><td><p class="uk-text-top"> <strong>March</strong><br>6:00 am – 7:00 pm <br>(Daylight savings start)</p></td><td><p class="uk-text-top"> <strong>April</strong><br>6:00 am – 8:00 pm</p></td><td><p class="uk-text-top"> <strong>May</strong><br>6:00 am – 9:00 pm</p></td><td><p class="uk-text-top"> <strong>June</strong><br>6:00 am – 9:00 pm</p></td></tr><tr><td><p class="uk-text-top"> <strong>July</strong><br>6:00 am – 9:00 pm</p></td><td><p class="uk-text-top"> <strong>August</strong><br>6:00 am – 9:00 pm</p></td><td><p class="uk-text-top"> <strong>September</strong><br>6:00 am – 8:00 pm</p></td><td><p class="uk-text-top"> <strong>October</strong><br>6:00 am – 6:00 pm or 6:00 am – 7:00 pm</p></td><td><p class="uk-text-top"> <strong>November</strong><br>6:00 am – 5:00 pm <br>(Daylight savings end)</p></td><td>​<strong>December</strong> <p class="uk-text-top">6:00 am – ​9:00 pm</p></td></tr></tbody></table>​ <br> <p> <strong>NOTE: </strong>All vehicles must be out of the lower gate at the bottom of Lillooet Road by the posted closing time.​<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass4A9CAD3481C743149EFB1A359927C5E2"><p>The LSCR featur​​es over 65km of hiking trails from a quick 2km stroll around Rice Lake to full day adventures. The LSCR neighbours with Lynn Headwaters and Lynn Canyon Park, offering a further trail network. Ensure you and your group are prepared. See link below on how to prepare for your hike. </p><p> <i class="fa-light fa-link"></i> <a href="http://www.northshorerescue.com/education/what-to-bring/" target="_blank">Hiking S​afety</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass792E83647AF34AF1875C08BB31AF2196"><p>The LSCR features ov​​er 55km of cycling trails. There are options for every level of rider: an easy and accessible paved Seymour Valley Trailway, more challenging gravel trails, and a variety of mountain bike trails. </p><p>Only Class 1 pedal assisted e-bikes are permitted in the LSCR. Motorized/throttle actuated vehicle​s are not permitted on the trail network. Do not exceed 30km/hr and yield to all other trail users.</p><br></div><div class="ExternalClassF8A79BFA6C5147F3901063EAA7052F6D"><p>In the LSCR, hor​seback riding is permitted on Bridle Trail, Richard Juryn (West), Twin Bridges, Fisherman’s (South) and the Berm Trail. All other trail users including bikers and dog-walkers must yield to horses and their riders. Dogs should be leashed when approaching horses.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassBA0BEF15AA6B49869378E801D3BE807A"><p>Dogs must be in control at all times and leashed in high use areas and in sensitive ecosystems​​. Show courtesy to other visitors by removing your dog waste and disposing of it in dog waste bins located at main entrances. Dogs are not permitted on the Seymour Valley Trailway, the Fisherman's Trail (north of the Homestead Trail junction) and the Rice Lake Loop Trail. The LSCR does not permit commercial dog walking. </p><p><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i> <a href="/services/water/Documents/lower-seymour-conservation-reserve-dog-walking-brochure.pdf" target="_blank">Dog Walking​​ Guide</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass608A8CBD26A548E79A474510A12B7678"><div><p>​Absolutely no harvesting of any wildlife, plants, or mushrooms is permitted in ​​the LSCR. Mushroom idenification groups must obtain a land use permit to operate in the LSCR.</p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass2C9608F49F1A424CB561D501F77A0D4A"><p>Come drop a line in Rice Lake, ​​which is stocked with more than 5,000 Rainbow trout each year by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. All provincial fresh water fishing regulations apply in these areas. Boats and inflatables are not permitted in Rice Lake.</p><p> <i class="fa-light fa-link"></i><a href="https://www.gofishbc.com/stocked-fish/" target="_blank">Rice Lake Fish Stocking Information</a>​<br></p><p> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i> <a href="/services/regional-parks/Documents/fishing-synopsis-region-2.pdf" target="_blank">Regulations</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassD43638DA105C44D29AAAA26F3049FB19"><p>Vehicle access, north of Rice Lake Gate, is permitted for canoeing and kayaking for active members of: Recreation Canoeing Association of B​​C, Beaver Canoe Club and Vancouver Kayak Club. The group only requires one active member from one of the above organizations. </p><p> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i> <a href="/services/water/Documents/lower-seymour-conservation-reserve-paddlers-access-regulations.pdf" target="_blank"> Paddlers Access Regulations</a><br><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i><a href="/services/water/Documents/lower-seymour-conservation-reserve-paddler-pullout.pdf" target="_blank"> Paddlers Pullout Location</a> </p><p>For more informati​​​on, pleas​e see contact information for the LSCR below.</p></div><div class="ExternalClassC62CF1BD6DC943AA83897141B0C32F79"><div><p> <strong>Seymour ​Hatchery</strong></p><p>The Seymour Salmonid Society is a non-profit organization that operates the Seymour River Hatchery and Education Centre. They enhance sa​​lmon populations and encourage proper management of fisheries in the Seymour River. Their mission is to educate the public about the value of the Seymour River and the salmonids it supports as a resource for everyone living in British Columbia.</p><p><i class="fa-light fa-link"></i><a href="http://seymoursalmon.com/index.php" target="_blank">Seymour Sal​monid Society</a><br></p><p> <strong>Permits & E​​vents</strong></p><p>If you are planning an event (e.g. fundraiser, wedding, race, field trip) or t​​o operate a business on LSCR land, you are required to obtain a land use permit.<br></p><p><i class="fa-light fa-link"></i><a href="/services/water/lscr-online-event-booking">LSCR Land Use​​ Permit Application</a></p><p>NOTE: All permit applications will be reviewed. Any proposed activities that a​​re found to not align with LSCR land management goals will not be permitted. Permit applications must be submitted a minimum of 3 weeks prior to a proposed event. Failing to meet this requirement may result in denial of an application.<br></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass42FDDDE83DAF4F4C9A3B988D30233A54"><p>The LSCR offers 10 km of smooth pavement on the Seymour Valley Trailway an​d a low gradient compacted gravel trail around Rice Lake. <br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass72B24E4E49D24F458F791C90FE1E5F15"> ​​ <p> <strong>School Programs</strong></p><ul><li> <a href="/school-programs">Metro Vancouver K-12 Field Trips and Teacher Resources</a></li><li> <a href="/school-programs/watershed-programs">Grade 4/5 Watershed Field Trips</a></li><li> <a href="/school-programs/K-12-Field-Trips-and-Programs">High School Watershed Tours</a></li></ul> <br> <p> <strong>Public Programs</strong></p><ul><li> <a href="/services/water/watershed-tours">Watershed Tours </a></li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClassF213FF8473BC430DA259202721401112"><div><p>Discover the treasures of the watersheds, where ancient trees tower in steep mountain valleys, wildlife abounds and water flows through natural landscapes to ou​r drinking water supply system. The health of these ecosystems is an important natural asset to our region; one that contributes greatly to the health and vitality of the place we call home. Come and see it for yourself! </p></div></div><div class="ExternalClassD4F04BCF9E654E33B99C72FA6EF5C028"><p> <a href="https://forms.metrovancouver.org/water/Pages/LSCR-Volunteer-Form.aspx" target="_blank">Volunteer Sign U​​p Form</a><br></p></div>

 

 

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Fisherman’s North Partial ClosureFisherman’s North Partial Closure<div class="ExternalClassFE167D6B15C744BF8C97B15A84792829"><p>A portion of Fisherman’s Trail (North) is currently closed between Homestead Trail and the Fisherman's Connector due to a recent washout. Please respect this closure and plan accordingly. Check the link here for a map of the closure.</p><p><a class="mv-button uk-button" href="/services/regional-parks/Documents/fishermans-trail-map.pdf">View the map</a></p></div>Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve
2024 East Side Network Trail Upgrades2024 East Side Network Trail Upgrades<div class="ExternalClass3CAF9E203DB64DDB880C68804C4403E0"><p>Work on TNT and Cambodia trails is nearly complete. To allow the trail surfaces to properly set, both will remained closed until the spring. Please respect these closures for benefit of all.<br></p></div>Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve
Fishing Banned between Seymour Dam and Seymour EstuaryFishing Banned between Seymour Dam and Seymour Estuary<div class="ExternalClassC19DFD71A9FD4B638297A523E2E102BC"><p> <a href="http://notices.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm?pg=view_notice&DOC_ID=177645&ID=all">​More Information from Fisheries and Oceans Canada</a></p></div>Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve

 

 

Lower Seymour Conservation Reservehttps://metrovancouver.org/services/water/Documents/lower-seymour-conservation-reserve-trail-map.pdf, Trail Map604-432-6200

 

 

<div class="ExternalClassCC1BF2D9564443C49171C562ED3037BA"><h4>Stay informed</h4><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/services/water/Documents/lower-seymour-conservation-reserve-management-plan.pdf" target="_blank">LSCR Management Plan 2022</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/services/regional-parks/Documents/lscr-work-plan-2024-02-20.pdf" target="_blank">2024 LSCR Work Plan​</a><br></li><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/services/water/Documents/lower-seymour-conservation-reserve-trails-strategic-plan.pdf" target="_blank">Strategic Trails Plan - Full Report</a><br></li><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/services/regional-parks/Documents/nsmba-work-permit.pdf" target="_blank">NSMBA Trail Maintenance Permit</a></li></ul></div>

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