Mount Seymour Provincial Park

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Mount Seymour Provincial Park

Mount Seymour Provincial Park
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A 30-minute drive from downtown, this wilderness park includes a ski area and numerous hiking trails.
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Julie C
Wirral, UK62 contributions
Couples
We had a fab day out on Mount Seymour with our grown up family. I think me and hubby were the oldest snow tubers on the day and provided great amusement to everyone as we struggled on and off the tubes but we had a ball. It cost $29 per person for 2 hours and you get a brief safety talk before your session. Once at the bottom of the run you can hook up your tube to a line and get pulled to the top of the run. It’s a fantastic day out for all and well organised.
Written February 3, 2021
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Janice L
Richmond, Canada196 contributions
In wintertime it's wonderful to get up the local mountains to play in the snow. There are lots of options once you get up there, from snowshoeing to tubing to downhill skiing.

Summer time, it's a great place to hike in the local mountains.
Written September 16, 2012
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William C
Vancouver, Canada113 contributions
Friends
If you want a defining experience of the Rain Forest with the leisurely pace of a bike ride, or traffic free inline skating , then this is the place for you.
here's how you get there;
Go over the Second Narrows bridge and take Exit 22A Lillooet Road.
North past Capilano College, North Vancouver Cemetery and then follow the signs to the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve at the north end of Lillooet Road. This is a long road with lots of speedbumps, keep on going 'til you get to a large carpark on the right hand side You can park here for free and this is where you unload your bikes or strap on your skates.
It is a paved road free of motorized vehicle traffic, has some quite difficult hilly spots but it is worth the effort because there's some great downhill stretches.
Despite the traffic free designation you have to keep your wits about you 'cos there a quite a few headbangers plying the route , the racing cyclists in particular are the rudest I have seen anywhere in my travels.
I don't know why, but hotshot cyclists in the Vancouver area seem to think they are something special and feel they have the right to barrel along and intimidate any of the no- accounts who are just out for pleasure. Put one of them in an evening criterium in Europe and they'd be off the back within 200 meters!
Nonetheless there's still enough room to enjoy yourself in an area where lots of Sci-Fi TV shows are filmed. Massive trees on both sides of the causeway give you the mountain bike experience without the skills required to negotiate the trails.
You might get lucky and see a bear or two along the way, remember you don't have to outrun the bear , you only have to outrun your companion.
It's about 10K ( 6 miles ) to the trailhead which is where most people ( and all of the spandex hotshots) turn around. But... if you carry on the dirt road you will find a boardwalk forest trail which crosses a couple of bridges and comes out at the fish hatchery, if you carry on a little bit further you'll get to the dam across the Seymour River. It's well worth the extra effort as you get close to the river and see the forest floor up close... just magic!
Check on the weather before you head out as it can be very cold up there while it's warm in Vancouver. Also make sure you take windproof clothing and layer yourself, as you cool down very quickly on the downhill sections.Take water too as there are no facilities on the route
It's about 2 -21/2 hours for the round trip and if you're a tourist it will be one of the highlights of your trip.
Written February 15, 2014
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motohachi
North Vancouver, BC, Canada160 contributions
If you're not up to Grouse Grind, but would like to experience Vancouver's outdoor, the Dog Mountain trail at Mt. Seymore is highly recommended. It is about 3 hrs return and have a pretty small lake, First Lake, on the way. It's not seep ascend, so a pair of sneakers would do, although light hiking boots gives you better support. Breath taking view at the end of trail. In winter time, the same trail can be walked with snowshoes. Well marked and popular among locals.
Written April 25, 2006
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Annie L
Mill Bay, Canada112 contributions
Couples
OK. This is a very, very nice place to hike and camp BUT watch out for the mosquitoes and biting midges! We went there on the last weekend of May and jeez... it was a living hell!!! If you plan on going there, wear a mosquito head net, pants instead of shorts and bring some mosquito repellent as well! The funny thing is, a random guy warned us about the cougars and made sure we had weapons and stuff... when the ONLY thing we should have been worried about were the bugs...!!! Of course cougars are there in the mountains what do you expect? If they scare you go live in Toronto dude...
Written June 3, 2015
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jcn_uk
Barcelona, Spain695 contributions
Couples
We visited in the summer, so no ski related information. It is a good and free hike up the mountain, and you might encounter a few black bears around. The views from the top (if the skies are clear) are great. The ski lift is operational, but it felt like a very expensive option at CAD 12 per person each way. Much better to walk.
The drive to the base of the mountain is also very beautiful. North Vancouver (well, any part of Vancouver) is incredible.
Written August 21, 2019
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William C
Vancouver, Canada113 contributions
Solo
If you want to be taken to the limit of your sticktuitiveness then this is the ride for you.
I threw my full suspension mountain bike in the back of the car and drove over to the gate at the bottom of the climb. I parked on a little street called Jubilee , which is the first turn off Indian River Road.
I had water, I had a windproof jacket for coming back down and I had about a 1000 km in my legs from two months preparation. Most of my prep rides were around Trout Lake and were about 2 1/2 hrs long.
Well let me tell ya! The Trout Lake circuit doesn't prepare you for the agony of the first four or five kilometers on this ride, it's so steep that I wanted to quit after just 5 minutes of climbing.
You are literally gasping for air from the moment you start and it took almost more than I had to keep going. I found out after I got home, that the first part is the steepest but I wish I'd done that beforehand.
In any event, your lungs start to settle down and your heart backs off its limit as you work out a way to eke out your energy so that it lasts to the top.
On a few occasions I clicked for a lower gear only to find out that I was already in the lowest one available and so I slowed to the point where the bike was only just staying upright.
But my steely resolve came through and I swore to myself that I was going to make it to the Lodge without stopping.
There were a few moments when it was touch and go and I was only a couple of breaths away from quitting, but at those moments the road seemed to ease up and I managed to get through and get my rhythm back.
Then you have the deceptive pleasure of a relatively easy stretch for a kilometer or so from about the 8K point and you think that you've got it cracked.

Wrong!

It kicks up again in a fearsome slope and once again you're at death's door.

Wouldn't you know it, but my sunglasses fell off and I had to go back about 20 meters to pick them up, it would have been so easy to just keep on freewheeling back to my starting point but that steely resolve I mentioned, was not to be denied.
I wasn't even thinking about the view points, which was a good thing 'cos the smokey atmosphere obscured anything more than half a kilometer in any direction.

I got passed by just about everybody who was making the ride that morning ( but they were all on carbon fiber racing bikes!) and while this would have bothered me in my younger days, I figured that at 71 years old I was in a pretty exclusive club if I got the job done.

And so the final parking lot looms in the distance at about 13K and I knew I was there, it levels out near the top and by the time you roll up to the lodge your breathing's back to normal and you've forgotten all the pain.
The swoop back down is fantastic you hit 65-70K easily and it's a wide road allowing for a hell-for-leather descent.
Back home to a breakfast of beans on toast and a vow to never put myself through that much pain again!
Try it , you'll hate it.
Written August 23, 2018
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Dromid
Vancouver, Canada82 contributions
Solo
Lived in the Deep Cove area for several months and never tired of exploring Mt Seymour Mountain. The trail to Elsay lake is great and is great for swim and relax in. Also the hike to First peak is another great hike and offers spectacular views of Downtown Vancouver and the surrounding areas. It is well marked out and the trail is easy to follow. Not as super busy as Grouse Mountain but offer just as much and more. Best accessed by own transport.
Written June 1, 2016
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Cristi S
North Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Couples
This was one of the worst trails I found on the North Shore (and I lived here for more than 10 years, and I adore the surroundings).

This is a very dangerous and muddy trail, far from "Easy" and "minimal elevation gain" (as I found it described on other sites). Because you go just up and down on slippery roots for one hour or so...

A guy with his dog was wondering "That's not a trail, that's insanity", 10 minutes from the top. And it's so crowded, you cannot explain yourself why. I fully understand why people are attracted to Grouse Grind or Quarry Rock (it's like a good exercise), but Dog Mountain is not in this range!

Yes, the look from the top is great. But you may get even greater views, after much better and less dangerous trails, from Eagle Bluffs, Cypress, above Buntzel Lake and other peaks.

Simply put, I won't recommend this trail to anyone.
Written May 18, 2015
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localNorthVancouver
North Vancouver105 contributions
While never having skiied here I have gone up to walk around in the summer months. An easy place to get to and fun for an afternoon's outing to drive up the mountain and enjoy the views of the North Shore and city.
Written November 26, 2012
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