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Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

Lynn Headwaters is Metro Vancouver’s largest regional park, with over 50 km of trails, some of which are easy, while others are serious.

Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

Located in North Vancouver on the North Shore, Lynn Headwaters is Metro Vancouver’s largest regional park, with over 50 km of trails (some of which are easy, while others are serious).

Some trails at Lynn Headwaters (including the Lower Lynn Loop, Cedars Mill and the connector trail between the park and the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve) are designated leash-optional, while on most other trails dogs must be kept on a leash.

Tips and Advice

Below are some tips to help you make the most out of your visit to Lynn Headwaters.

The river at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in the winter

TIP #1: The park usually closes at dusk, so be sure to leave before they lock the gate. Also, never leave your vehicle in the park overnight. If you do it will be assumed that you are a hiker lost in the woods, the police will be called, and a Search and Rescue team will likely begin their hunt to find you.

TIP #2: If you are going on one of the more serious hikes, take good hiking shoes, appropriate clothing, and food and water with you.

TIP #3: Also if going for a serious hike, be sure to register at the information board. This is a place where you fill out a form with your name, where you are headed and contact details. You then put part of the form in the box when you start your hike, and the other part in the box upon your return (to signify that you made it back safely).

This signing in and out procedure is for your own safety – if you don’t return, or if you fail to put the second half of the form in the box at the end, you will be called (hopefully) and a search will begin if needed.

Lynn Headwaters River Pool

Best Time to Visit Lynn Headwaters

Lynn Headwaters Regional Park is an amazing place to explore any time of the year, or at least the lower parts are.

Like many of the North Shore parks, even when the trees are all bare in other parts of Metro Vancouver, this place is still beautiful in the middle of winter. That being said, the trails are closed at higher elevations when there is snow.

Click Lynn Headwaters Info for more information on the park, including a great video.

Click Lynn Headwaters Map for a map of the park.