Lynn Canyon, Vancouver

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    LYNN CANYON PARK

    by LoriPori Updated Oct 25, 2004

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    Lynn Canyon Park

    Good friends of ours live in Vancouver, not far from our hotel. Instead of going to the Capilano Suspension Bridge where you pay a lot of money, they took us to a lovely park LYNN CANYON PARK. , where there is no entry fee and it is very relaxing and less crowded. The park had an awesome suspension bridge. Of course Hans and Ed walked across it , but I was too chicken. I don't like the swaying feeling.

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    Thrilling Suspension Bridge At Lynn Canyon

    by Mikebb Written Jan 21, 2008

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    Walking The Suspension Bridge - a Nice Wobble
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    We decided to visit Lynn Canyon to walk the suspension bridge on a sunny Saturday afternoon but soon found there was much more to see and do.

    We caught the Seabus to North Vancouver, a 10 minute trip offering great photo opportunities of the harbour and Vancouver. Upon arrival at North Vancouver we crossed the road and caught the bus to Lynn Canyon for a 20 minute ride which wound its way through the suburban hills. Our bus driver told us where to alight and a 5 minute walk brought us to the entrance.

    The canyon is surrounded by massive pine trees and the path down to the suspension bridge wove its way through the pines. The bridge is a few hundred metres long and only wide enough for 2 people, being crowded as it was the weekend and some people found it very scary in the middle. Passage over the bridge was slow due to a few people becoming"frozen" and others stopping to enjoy the spectacular view and take a photo.

    On making it to the other side we walked along the track and found our way to the river, a very nice place to spend an hour or two.

    There is a snack food shop near the entrance , but if you are thinking of staying for a while it may be better to bring your own. Free entry is a bonus and using public transport it is cheaper to purchase a day ticket which is valid on both the Seabus and local bus service. On our return we visited the North Vancouver market which is located a few hundred metres from the bus terminal.

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    Lynn Canyon Park Ecology Centre

    by madamx Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Our New Home

    Okay, we paid $26.00 for Grouse Mountain, but I put my foot down at $21.00 for the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Instead, we decided to visit the less-crowded Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre and Suspension Bridge instead, and it was a great experience -- also, the price is right: there is no entry fee.

    The suspension bridge hangs 20 stories over Lynn Canyon, and offers great views. The park is so relaxing, as we were going full speed while in Vancouver, it offered us some downtime. It is beautiful example of the temperate rain forest, and the educational centre was very informative.

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    Lynn Canyon suspension bridge

    by Dabs Written Aug 19, 2006

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    I had read about the suspension bridge at Lynn Canyon in my guidebook as an alternative to the overvisited and extremely expensive Capilano Suspension Bridge which currently costs $25.95 to traverse.

    I didn't go to Capilano so I can't really compare it to the suspension bridge at Lynn Canyon but Lynn Canyon is free and I thought it was a lovely area to explore. We didn't have oodles of time but we walked down to the rocks where people were wading in the water and jumping off the rocks into a deep pool of water.

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    Forget Capilano Suspension Bridge

    by sten99 Written Oct 22, 2003

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    Lynn Valley Canyon Suspension Bridge

    When you think about going to see the Capilano Suspension Bridge ..DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY for this touristic place.

    Go to Lynn Valley Canyon, there is a suspension bridge too.OK, only 30m wide instead of 70m, but firstly it's for free (compared to nearly 14 CAD at Capilano S.B.) and the area there is much more beautiful. Secondly the hike/trails you can do are amazing. For example you can go to the lake or to the waterfall and you are in a real rainforest too.

    And you won't see so many tourists there.
    Just do it!
    ;-)

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    Lynn Canyon

    by nigelw6443 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Beautiful Lynn Canyon

    Instead of paying the extortionate price at Capilano, I would suggest Lynn Canyon instead. It too has a suspension bridge, not as high as capilano but just as scary to walk along! There is also no admission charge.

    To get to:

    By Car:
    From Highway 1 (Trans-Canada) take the
    Lynn Valley Rd. or Mountain Hwy. exit.
    From Lynn Valley Rd. turn right onto Peters Rd.
    This will take you to the Park Drive.

    By Public Transit:
    From Vancouver, take the Sea Bus to Lonsdale Quay.
    Take the #228 or #229 bus from there.
    (#229 does not run Sundays or Holidays).
    Ask the bus driver for the stop closest to the park.
    From Phibbs Exchange in North Vancouver,
    take the #229 bus.

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    Lynn Canyon

    by btex Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Lynn Canyon was incredible. It's a very scenic spot. I can't describe it too well with words...just go there. My only criticism with Lynn Canyon was that the suspension bridge wasn't rickety enough. It was cool, but I wanted it to be like the one in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.... Oh yeah, it's free to get in.

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    Rice Lake

    by btex Written Feb 25, 2003

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    From Lynn Canyon, I followed a trail which led to the Seymour Demonstration Forest. I came across the incredibly tranquil Rice Lake. There was hardly anyone out there: a fisherman and a few joggers running the path which surrounds the lake. The lake was perfect.

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    Hiking at Lynn Canyon Park...

    by glicko Updated Jul 16, 2003

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    Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

    In my (not totally unbiased opinion) Lynn Canyon Park is the jewel of North Vancouver's park system. It also features the less travelled of North Vancouver's canyon suspension bridges. Yes, Capilano's is more famous, but Lynn Canyon's is equally spectacular and FREE. Hiking trails go for miles in all directions.
    Be sure to visit the Ecology Centre near the park entrance.

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    The OTHER Suspension bridge

    by Pat&ZoAnn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Not the bridge, but Twin Falls, just downstream

    Lynn Canyon in Lynn Valley has a suspension bridge, that is maintained by the municipalty. It is shorter than the Capilano River bridge, but it's FREE! This is not to say don't go to both. We went on two elephant treks when we were in Thailand.

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    A natural park near the city

    by Ann75 Written Apr 26, 2012

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    Lynn Canyon Park is a natural park surrounding a deep gorge cut into the mountains by Lynn Creek. The park officially opened in 1912 and was only 12 acres (4.9 ha) in size, but it now encompasses 617 acres (250 ha). The park has many hiking trails of varying length and difficulty. The Baden-Powell Trail passes through the park crossing over the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge. The park is a second growth forest, with the most of the oldest trees being 80-100 years old.

    But probably the most attractive thing about this park is the suspension bridge which is about 68m long and hovers a thrilling 75m above Lynn Creek. It's still a bit of a hidden gem in Vancouver and for those who know about before coming to Vancouver will enjoy going here instead of pushing through the crowds at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Lynn Canyon Park is free to visit and not as crowded as Capilano Suspension Bridge. There are a couple of shorter trails which are perfect for tourists. Those who are looking for longer trails are at the right place as well. Once you cross the Suspension Bridge you can turn left and follow the trail upstream towards the "30 foot Pool" (a 20 minute walk), a pool of stagnant water from the creek which is popular in the summer to cool down and for cliff jumping. You can continue to Rice Lake and beyond.

    When you turn right after crossing the suspension bridge you can follow the trail downstream to Twin Falls (a 20 minute walk). Here you can enjoy these beautiful falls and return to the suspension bridge or you can keep following the trail all the way to Keith Road where you can catch a public bus. When you do that it's best that you go by public transit or you'll have to hike your way up again.

    There is also the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre which you can visit by donation (if you wish). Here you can lear about British Columbia's natural history through our interactive exhibits. The Ecology Centre features four galleries full of displays about the connections between plants, animals, and people. Nearby the suspension bridge is the Lynn Canyon Cafe where you can have some lunch, a drink and just relax after your walks in the park.

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    nice park

    by orke Written Oct 24, 2004

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    this pork is a small one but really nice
    there is a suspension bridge (smaller than capilanno but its free) and after crossigng the bridge u can walk around the park and see some nice ponds and small waterfalls

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    The Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge...and trails

    by jules_h Updated Jan 21, 2005

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    The suspension bridge

    This is one of my favorite spots in north vancouver. The bridge is actually really high, and I know a few people who won't get near the thing. But its pretty awsome looking so far down into to river/creek, its also right beside a waterfall. It's fairly common to see people cliff jumping beside the waterfall here, I haven't done it but it does look like fun. The hikes around here are really beautiful, and range from pretty hard to real easy. There is also an ecology center here that has some interesting information about the flora and fauna in the park.

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    Go to the Lynn Valley...

    by daffodil Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Go to the Lynn Valley Conservation Area. They have a suspension bridge that is higher (although not as long as Capilano) and they have lots of interesting things to see on a great hiking trail....
    The area is not as tourist trappish as Capilano bridge and also there is no cost for seeing the bridge.

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  • Experience Lynn Canyon

    by buscon10 Updated Feb 14, 2010

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    Most tourist guides and as a consequence most tourists visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge when visiting Vancouver. Do yourself a favour and allow a day for a trip to Lynn Canyon.
    Out along Mountain Highway or Lynn Valley road you arrive at the Eco centre where you can pick up a map. There are trails going down one side of the canyon, past the 30 foot pool. This is a pool of crystal clear water. Some very game (or dumb) people take a dip without realising the water flowing in then flows out over the rim of the pool and continues its cascade down the valley.
    Its an easy walk down but then of course you have to work a bit harder up the other side.

    The trail is well marked and not overly taxing. Once back up on the rim you cross the suspension bridge.

    Best of all and rather different from Capilano is that Lynn canyon is totally FREEEEEEE!!!!

    Its a must visit

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