Lynn Canyon Park
Lynn Canyon Park
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Interesting park with a suspension bridge, trails and waterfalls and an ecology center.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Kirsten L
    12 contributions
    Steps into paradise
    This is a wonderful paradise, accessible through public transport from town (bus #227 drops you outside). I spent a couple of hours here enjoying the trees and the rushing water. Best if you can get a map and/or talk to a ranger about which trails to take. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is that for many of the hikes, there are a lot of stairs up and down (96 steps for one ascent), which may not be for everyone. Otherwise, the trails are well marked and extremely well maintained. A lovely paradise not far from the city.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 13, 2023
  • Katie M
    Wellington, New Zealand43 contributions
    Worth the visit
    We had a great time at the Lynn Canyon Park. We were there between 9am and 11am and it wasn't too busy on the bridge and trails. I thought that the parking was really reasonably priced too. We would recommend visiting unless you are worried about dogs... a lot of people don't have their dogs leashed despite this being a requirement.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 15, 2023
  • Trip1313
    Midland, Canada48 contributions
    Not to be missed!
    Wonderful hiking spot!!!!! The forest felt magical - the waterfalls are gorgeous - just an amazing place. We walked from the suspension bridge to Twin Falls - the stairs going back up were a bit of a challenge but slow and steady. Wished we had more time to explore the other trails.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 22, 2023
  • russem007
    20 contributions
    Beautiful North Vancouver
    We went on a great walk to Rice Lake that included crossing a suspension bridge. The forest is full of moss, beautiful trees and crystal clear water. The paths are well maintained. Lots of stairs but well worth the effort! Cafe was lovely and warm. Was great to sit by the fire and have a warm drink and pastry.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 22, 2023
  • Steven M
    65 contributions
    A beautiful and tranquil part of Vancouver
    This was a very beautiful, well structured walk. Good car park and facilities and the boardwalks were well looked after. Steep climbs are a challenge, but lots of opportunities to stop and take pictures.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 9, 2023
  • Elisabeth R
    3 contributions
    Great Park
    Wonderful park. Busy but we did find parking easily. We liked the hike, the waterfall, the park and yes, the suspension bridge which is very sturdy if not an adventure. Well-kept park, wilderness but easy to find our ways along the trails. good maps. a beauty! and free
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Gwen H
    Portland, Oregon226 contributions
    Lovely day in nature in Vancouver!
    Our friend in the know said we should arrive early, which we did. The parking lots were still quite full, and we were lucky to get the last spot. When we left a few hours later, there were people standing next to our car stalking our spot. It was THAT crowded on Canada Day weekend. We loved the hiking, the bridge, and Rice Lake. It was quite crowded, but we didn't mind. There is plenty of room for everyone. The natural beauty of the area is incredible and a great way to enjoy Vancouver. Our group enjoyed an ice cream treat at the snack bar on our way out and a quick visit into the nature center to buy a postcard.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Traveler834858
    12 contributions
    Beautiful scenery
    We enjoyed this much more than Capinlano Suspension Bridge. The bridge is very sturdy and less fearful for me. The trails around the area are well cared for. There are many stairs on trail so beware. The scenery and colors of the water are worth the effort of hiking. We also enjoyed the restaurant and bathroom facilities.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 25, 2023
  • deepakgupta5
    Vancouver, Canada603 contributions
    Lovely park in North Vancouver
    This is a beautiful forest for hiking. The suspension bridge can be quite busy, so do try out the multiple trails further from the bridge. Some trails have quite a few stairs and that can be quite strenuous if you are not used to hiking but it is overall quite a simple trail. The waterfalls views are gorgeous and there are quite a few waterfalls here
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • davjacann
    Sulphur, Louisiana8 contributions
    Wonderful park
    This was a beautiful park. It was the perfect place for hiking and taking in the views. The glacier-fed lagoon was gorgeous—albeit crowded, but stepping 100 yards away into the forest was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop! This was our favorite place in Vancouver.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 17, 2023
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Revai R
Greater Sydney, Australia76 contributions
Jul 2019
Get off the beaten track among teh locals. This is a huge FREE park. Beautiful waterways, well maintained tracks and far from the maddening crowd. A trip from Vancouver on the ferry and a public bus will take you directly there at a fraction of the price.
Written January 9, 2020
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catadair
Clinton, SC186 contributions
Jul 2022
This little gem is worth a stop. The suspension bridge is free though there is a charge for parking--where IS parking free in Vancouver??? (There are meters.). The suspension bridge is very close to the parking area, and the waterfall is mesmerizing. The area wasn't crowded at all when we were there three different times. (We stayed in an AirBnB close by and went back just to see it.) Also, if you're a Virgin River fan, you may see some familiar sites. We didn't do any of the hiking trails, but we saw several people on them. Beautiful, quiet stop in Vancouver.
Written August 7, 2022
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trawnajim
Toronto, Canada28 contributions
Mar 2020
I just read a review of the Capilano Bridge wherein the reviewer was aghast at the price [$30] I seem to remember thinking the same thing. $50 is nonsense and outrageous, no matter the reasons offered up . Thank god for Lynn Canyon! A great place for a walk and bridge out to your heart's delight. Make sure this stays FREE.
Written December 4, 2020
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Singapore, Singapore763 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We took bus#227 from Phibbs Exchange Bay 10 (temporary Exchange) to Lynn Canyon Park. Alight at Duva Road and walk backwards for about 500m to the entrance. It was a Friday and it was not very crowded but there was a logjam at the 50m suspension bridge.
We hiked for about 3 hours and along the trails met many lovely dogs 🐕 with their friendly owners 😀. The Baden Powell Trail is listed as an intermediate trek and there are other trails such as Sky to Sea Trail etc.
There are some café/shops at the start near the suspension bridge but the food are overpriced.
It's an enjoyable hike as I believe compared to Capilano Suspension Bridge, it is much less crowded.
Written September 9, 2023
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ButtercupOwl
United Kingdom431 contributions
Aug 2022
Most tourists flock to Capilano (we had been on a previous visit) and have probably never hear of Lynn Canyon. We only found out about it on the Trip Advisor Forum. There are no touristy leaflets to advertise it, which is probably a good thing so it doesn't become commercialised like Capilano.

Capilano is not a patch on this place. Lynn Canyon is simply stunning and a beautiful place to explore. There is a café and washrooms with a few picnic benches but other than that it is just natural wilderness with helpful paths and steps.

We got there by public transport which was very easy to do. We got the seabus across to Lonsdale Quay and then a bus to Peters Road, from where we had a 15 minute walk to the entrance.
Written August 31, 2022
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Katie M
Wellington, New Zealand43 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We had a great time at the Lynn Canyon Park. We were there between 9am and 11am and it wasn't too busy on the bridge and trails. I thought that the parking was really reasonably priced too. We would recommend visiting unless you are worried about dogs... a lot of people don't have their dogs leashed despite this being a requirement.
Written April 15, 2023
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Evelin H
Maple, Canada508 contributions
Jan 2020
Wonderful hike with beautiful views.Scenery very nice and it is very peaceful there and parking is free.The suspension bridge is closed, but still a wonderful outing .You can spend much time there and take great pictures.
Left the Capillano bridge as was too expensive, 50$ cad per person and am not sure it is worth it.Lynn Canyon was great and free.
Written January 4, 2020
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russem007
Sydney20 contributions
Apr 2023
We went on a great walk to Rice Lake that included crossing a suspension bridge. The forest is full of moss, beautiful trees and crystal clear water. The paths are well maintained. Lots of stairs but well worth the effort! Cafe was lovely and warm. Was great to sit by the fire and have a warm drink and pastry.
Written April 22, 2023
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Gwen H
Portland, OR226 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Our friend in the know said we should arrive early, which we did. The parking lots were still quite full, and we were lucky to get the last spot. When we left a few hours later, there were people standing next to our car stalking our spot. It was THAT crowded on Canada Day weekend.

We loved the hiking, the bridge, and Rice Lake. It was quite crowded, but we didn't mind. There is plenty of room for everyone. The natural beauty of the area is incredible and a great way to enjoy Vancouver.

Our group enjoyed an ice cream treat at the snack bar on our way out and a quick visit into the nature center to buy a postcard.

Written July 22, 2023
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John M
County Dublin, Ireland13 contributions
Jun 2022
Very natural, non-commercial area with a spectacular gorge and an inpressive suspension bridge - a shorter bridge than the nearby Capilano bridge, but overall a much more satisfying visit. And it's free, except for a modest parking fee. Explore the forest, swim in the river. Fairly physical (lots of wooden steps) to explore the forest but don't waste time and money at Capilcno if you can come here instead.
Capilano may be better if you have small kids who need ice cream etc but if you want a naturay temperate rain forest experience, Lynn Canyon is the place to go.
Written June 7, 2022
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