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<div class="ExternalClass0F3BAE1FB451416498AAA34521E9F9B6"><h4>Lynn Headwaters Regional Park backcountry closed​<br></h4><p>Backcountry routes are currently closed, due to unpredictable and rapidly changing hazardous mountain weather conditions that may include:​<br></p><div class="uk-child-width-1-1@s uk-child-width-1-2@m uk-grid"><div><ul><li>​Snow and slippery conditions in steep terrain</li><li>Heavy rainfall<br></li><li>Rock and ice fall</li><li>Lack of visibility caused by fog and/or snow</li><li>No trail markers​​<br></li></ul></div><div> <img src="/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/LYN_snow_backcountry_web.jpg" alt="Lynn Headwaters Regional Park snow in the backcountry" />​​<br></div></div></div>

 

 

 

 

Backcountry routes CLOSEDBackcountry routes CLOSED<div class="ExternalClassFD8F2C5F91FF493CBD0F4D0ABB7AAAF5"><p>Effective Mon. Oct. 30, all backcountry routes at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park are CLOSED due to hazardous conditions. This applies to routes beyond Norvan Falls (e.g. Hanes Valley, Coliseum Mountain and Lynn Lake) as well as routes in the Grouse subalpine beyond Dam Mountain and Thunderbird Ridge (e.g. Crown Mountain, Goat Mountain, Little Goat & Goat Ridge).<br></p></div>Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Bridge CLOSED on Headwaters TrailBridge CLOSED on Headwaters Trail<div class="ExternalClassB086E282B36B4882B914491B516EEEA6"><p>​A bridge on Headwaters Trail is CLOSED due to damage. The creek is NOT safe to pass during or after times of heavy rain. Click the map​ to see the location of the bridge.<br></p></div>Lynn Headwaters Regional Parksts4s://metrovancouver.org/attachmentUrl=https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/Lists/ParkAdvisories/Attachments/966/lynn-headwaters-regional-park-cloased-bridge.jpg

 

 

Lynn Headwaters Regional ParkLynn Headwaters Regional ParkLynn Headwaters Regional Park<div class="ExternalClass8846175DA5694944AEDF486FADC04A81"><div><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>266596102https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/LynnHeadwaters-photo6.jpg, Forest sentinel on Headwaters Trail. https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/LynnHeadwaters-photo6.jpg

 

 

Lynn Headwaters Regional ParkGP0|#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|#3dda55fb-4267-456a-948e-8db4721969b4;L0|#03dda55fb-4267-456a-948e-8db4721969b4|Leash Optional Trail;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|#64d8e368-ff10-4512-9ac8-def76589bfee;L0|#064d8e368-ff10-4512-9ac8-def76589bfee|View Point;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#814efeb2-a896-4e5d-81d9-c57337f0a14d;L0|#0814efeb2-a896-4e5d-81d9-c57337f0a14d|Heritage Site/Building;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#875afb89-67b0-465a-9e6e-0f222e57cbc8;L0|#0875afb89-67b0-465a-9e6e-0f222e57cbc8|Visitor Centre (Seasonal);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-a133-2c3df22499e440.101.8<div class="ExternalClass1601BCE7A6B6423C916FC07AC386C581"><p><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong>April 2 to September 2:</strong> 7:00 am – 9:00 pm​​​<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass799C26F2297F4F02811596D72CA715F7"><p>​Lynn Headwat​​​ers Regional Park has a variety of hiking trails and routes, ranging from easy to challenging. <br></p><ul><li>Easy trails, that are well-marked and suitable for families and children, include Varley Trail, Lynn Loop and Lynn Loop/Cedars Mill.<br></li><li>Intermediate trails, that have steep sections, rough and uneven surfaces, include Cedars Mill & Headwaters Trail Loop and Norvan Falls.<br></li><li>Challenging routes are steeper and rougher than hiking trails. Some may have very challenging terrain. <br></li></ul><p>For details on distances​​​ and estimated times<a href="/services/regional-parks/Documents/lynn-headwaters-regional-park-map.pdf" target="_blank"> view the park map</a>.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass2ED342CE818442F7B3A35E88B0CFF1BF"><p>​Bike racks are available at the main entrance area.​<br>Cycling is allowed only on the Connector Trail within the park.<br><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass8F9AB55FCE874C18BA40EAA1F92BFDF8"><p>Some trails (Lower Lynn Loop, Cedars Mill, the portion of Headwaters Trail north of the Third Debris Chute and the connector trail between L​​​ynn 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  the park map or signs for details.</p></div><p>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 allowed on the Grouse Mountain Skyride. ​<br></p><p><a href="/services/regional-parks/dogs-in-regional-parks">More on dog​s in Metro Vancouver regional parks …</a></p><div class="ExternalClass7B0EDEDC9C8C411F8326F3E2F9E47EF0"><div><p>Lynn Headwaters Regional Park is accessible by transit. (It's about 1.5​​​ km from the bus stop to the main park entrance.) <a href="https://www.translink.ca/" target="_blank">More info</a><br></p><br></div></div><div class="ExternalClass995A56F65118433F8198BF8EA7BE9F33"><p>Do not leave you​​r vehicle in the parking lot overnight. It will initiate an emergency response.<br></p><p><strong>Seasonal pay p​​arking (April 1 to September 30)</strong><br></p><ul><li>Cost: $3/hour; $17.50/day maximum<br></li><li>no time limit (but limited to park hours)<br></li><li>in effect in the paved lot, overflow lots and road shoulder as indicated by signs<br></li><li>pay using a credit card at the machines installed at three parking lots or the app on your smartphone<br></li><li>vehicles that display a valid disability parking permit are exempt from pay parking<br></li><li>to pay or dispute a ticket, contact Concord Parking at 604-689-4005 or the <a href="https://www.concordparking.com/violations/" target="_blank" title="Concord Parking">website</a>.<br></li></ul><p></p></div><div class="ExternalClassD0721C59A70940CA92A90C94CD736617"><div><p>​A picnic are​​a is located near the main entrance, just before the bridge that crosses Lynn Creek.<br></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass865435F1EA9548E0BCE8B2CF5959915B"><div><p>Camping is p​rohibited in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, including backcountry areas of the park.<br></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass5FF58E4E26EC44858BF2A52DFA823A51"><div class="ExternalClass7BFFAD8ABA8D43EAA43EC54424933434"><p>Any visit to t​​his park should be considered a trip into the wilderness with the appropriate preparation:</p></div><div class="ExternalClass3BB3F015630F4FE3B0A918E03C4A46F1"><ul><li>Know where you're going and how to get there.<br></li><li>Let someone know where you're going, what route you're taking and when to expect you back.  (How you do it is up to you: Use the <a href="https://www.adventuresmart.ca/trip-plan-app/" target="_blank">AdventureSmart trip planning app</a>, text, email or DM someone you trust. <br>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></li><li>Wear good hiking boots, and carry the requisite essentials (water, food, headlamp, first-aid kit, extra clothes, signalling device, pocket knife, navigation device, cell phone). For more, check out <a href="http://www.northshorerescue.com/education/what-to-bring/" target="_blank">North Shore Rescue's essentials site</a><br><br><a href="https://www.adventuresmart.ca/the-three-ts/" target="_blank">Adventure Smart</a><br><a href="http://www.northshorerescue.com/education/avoid-getting-lost/" target="_blank">North Shore Rescue Hiker Safety</a><br><a href="http://www.avalanche.ca/map/forecasts/south-coast" target="_blank">Avalanche Canada</a><br><a href="/services/regional-parks/public-safety">General Visitor Safety Information</a></li></ul></div><p> <br>For some great tips on hiking the Hanes Valley Route safely, check out this<a href="https://youtu.be/SICMh85A7sA" target="_blank"> video</a> by <a href="https://www.adventuresmart.ca/9634/" target="_blank">BC AdventureSmart</a>.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassA1C59E0087C34EAF997FC50058D17B93"><div><p>​Pit toilets ar​e located near the main entrance to the park, near the picnic area.​<br></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass82D7F2F68C2A40D4A3A792301810E6CA"><p><strong>​Bears</strong><br></p><div>Be bear aware at all times.</div><div>It's best to hike with a friend (or two) and make some noise as you go (e.g. talk, sing) to let wildlife know that you're in the area.</div><div><br></div><div>Pack out all your garbage (including organic waste such as apple cores and banana peels). </div><div><br></div><div>Give wildlife respect and space. Do not attempt to get close to a bear or feed a bear.</div><div><br></div><div>If you do encounter a bear:</div><div><br></div><div><ul><li>​Do not run</li><ul><li>Face the bear and back away slowly​​<br></li></ul><li>Stay calm</li><ul><li>Talk to the bear in a confident voice</li></ul><li>Make sure the bear has a clear exit</li><ul><li>He or she is likely just as anxious to get out of there as you are.​<br><br></li></ul></ul></div><div>For more information about bears and bear safety, check out the <a href="/services/regional-parks/Documents/bears-in-metro-vancouver.pdf" target="_blank">Help Keep Bears Wild and People Safe</a> brochure or go to the <a href="https://wildsafebc.com/black-bear/" target="_blank">WildSafeBC</a> website. <br></div></div><div class="ExternalClass9E6C0C1FD9E54F4CB75AF01F1E9C76A1"><p> The picnic area and the Lynn Headwaters Visitor Centre 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.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass4BB8614E699F476DA7BAAAB83C937530"><div class="ExternalClass8D272EF6EEF64972AD6AFAB1075F5F67"><p> <a href="/school-programs/regional-parks">School Field Trips Information </a> <br> <a href="/services/regional-parks/programs-and-events">Workshops & Community Group Field Trips Information</a></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass45551F9F0C584FBBB78F35B8314A7B0B"><div><p> <strong>Contact Us</strong> </p><p>The calendar fills quickly so please plan to register two months in advance of ​your preferred date. <a href="/school-programs/regional-parks">Book on​line</a> or call 604-432-6359 for more information. </p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass00342D193450419A98BC4A1B5C32523F"><p>To learn a​bout ways to get involved with regional parks, go to the Volunteering Opportunities <a href="/services/regional-parks/opportunities">webpage</a>.<br></p></div>

 

 

BC Mills House at Lynn Headwaters Regional Parkhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/LynnHeadwaters-photo3_jpg.jpgBC Mills House at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Forest sentinel on Headwaters Trail at Lynn Headwaters Regional Parkhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/LynnHeadwaters-photo6_jpg.jpgForest sentinel on Headwaters Trail at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
A Douglas' squirrel at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park scolds a passing hiker.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/LynnHeadwaters-photo5_jpg.jpgA Douglas' squirrel at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park scolds a passing hiker.
Lynn Creek can be seen from the lower Lynn Loop Trail in Lynn Headwaters Regional Parkhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/LynnHeadwaters-photo7_jpg.jpgLynn Creek can be seen from the lower Lynn Loop Trail in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Norvan Falls is the destination for hikers of Headwaters Trail in Lynn Headwaters Regional Parkhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/LynnHeadwaters-photo8_jpg.jpgNorvan Falls is the destination for hikers of Headwaters Trail in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Dam Mountain, Goat Mountain and Crown Mountain are some of the destinations for hikers in the alpine backcountry at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/LynnHeadwaters-photo9_jpg.jpgDam Mountain, Goat Mountain and Crown Mountain are some of the destinations for hikers in the alpine backcountry at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.
LYN_snow_backcountryhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/LYN_snow_backcountry_web_jpg.jpgLYN_snow_backcountry
LYN_snow_backcountry_mayhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/LYN_snow_backcountry_may_jpg.jpgLYN_snow_backcountry_may

 

 

 

 

Bridge CLOSED on Headwaters TrailBridge CLOSED on Headwaters Trail<div class="ExternalClassB086E282B36B4882B914491B516EEEA6"><p>​A bridge on Headwaters Trail is CLOSED due to damage. The creek is NOT safe to pass during or after times of heavy rain. Click the map​ to see the location of the bridge.<br></p></div>Lynn Headwaters Regional Parksts4s://metrovancouver.org/attachmentUrl=https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/Lists/ParkAdvisories/Attachments/966/lynn-headwaters-regional-park-cloased-bridge.jpg
Backcountry routes CLOSEDBackcountry routes CLOSED<div class="ExternalClassFD8F2C5F91FF493CBD0F4D0ABB7AAAF5"><p>Effective Mon. Oct. 30, all backcountry routes at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park are CLOSED due to hazardous conditions. This applies to routes beyond Norvan Falls (e.g. Hanes Valley, Coliseum Mountain and Lynn Lake) as well as routes in the Grouse subalpine beyond Dam Mountain and Thunderbird Ridge (e.g. Crown Mountain, Goat Mountain, Little Goat & Goat Ridge).<br></p></div>Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

 

 

Lynn Headwaters Regional Parkhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/PublishingImages/Logos/LynnHeadwatersRP.png, Lynn Headwatershttps://goo.gl/maps/AHaBE1vfegf4SPrL8, Google maphttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/Documents/lynn-headwaters-regional-park-map-2023.pdf, Park maphttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/Documents/lynn-headwaters-regional-park-trail-brochure-version-2-2202-12.pdf, Brochureregionalparks.info@metrovancouver.org604-224-5739West Area Office

 

 

<div class="ExternalClassF7D7B7F1E2A24EB5885E64E8FD4A711C"><h4 class="uk-margin-remove-top">Find out about</h4><p> <a href="/services/regional-parks/improving-forest-health-in-lynn-headwaters-regional-park">Improving Forest Health Project</a><br></p></div>

 

 

Wilderness at Your Doorstephttps://metrovancouver.org/events/Event/2308Wilderness at Your Doorstep5/26/2024 4:30:00 PM5/26/2024 8:00:00 PM

 

 

<div class="ExternalClass4BB8614E699F476DA7BAAAB83C937530"><div class="ExternalClass8D272EF6EEF64972AD6AFAB1075F5F67"><p> <a href="/school-programs/regional-parks">School Field Trips Information </a> <br> <a href="/services/regional-parks/programs-and-events">Workshops & Community Group Field Trips Information</a></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass45551F9F0C584FBBB78F35B8314A7B0B"><div><p> <strong>Contact Us</strong> </p><p>The calendar fills quickly so please plan to register two months in advance of ​your preferred date. <a href="/school-programs/regional-parks">Book on​line</a> or call 604-432-6359 for more information. </p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass00342D193450419A98BC4A1B5C32523F"><p>To learn a​bout ways to get involved with regional parks, go to the Volunteering Opportunities <a href="/services/regional-parks/opportunities">webpage</a>.<br></p></div>

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