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Lynn Canyon Park

Lynn Canyon Park is free entry so if you don't want to pay out to go to Capilano suspension bridge this is a much cheaper trip.

I liked the park especially the moss covered trees which I thought were quite amazing.

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IreneMcKay
Apr 16, 2015

Lynn Canyon Park

Normally to get to Lynn Canyon Park you would take the sea bus from Waterfront Station to Lonsdale Quay then take bus 228 or 229.

We did it differently because we combined it with Lighthouse Park so from Lighthouse Park we took bus 250 to Park Royal and changed to bus 255. We got off at Lynn Valley Shopping Centre and caught a 228 from there.

Lynn Canyon Park has an ecology centre which we did not visit. It has a suspension bridge which is quite good fun to cross and has lovely views over pools and waterfalls.

We took a walk in both directions from the suspension bridge. In one direction the path leads to a big pool where you can swim in summer. I loved this walk because all the trees surrounding it were absolutely shrouded in moss making it quite spooky and atmospheric.

Walking the other way you come to a bridge with twin waterfalls. This was also worth doing.

One thing we did notice was there were an awful lot of stairs to go up and down on our walks here, not easy on the knees.

Near the suspension bridge there are toilets and picnic tables.

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IreneMcKay
Apr 16, 2015

The Better Choice in Vancouver Suspension Bridges

Why would you pay over $30 per person to go to a beautiful, forested area with a suspension bridge when Lynn Canyon sits about the same distance from the city and can be reached by public transit?
This was one of those "I'm going" things that I came up with. I wasn't worried if anyone was going with me, but I encouraged everyone to try. In the end, I had two companions - my wife and her friend. We arrived at about 9am on a Sunday morning and had the place almost to ourselves. It worked out well because, by 10:30, as we left, the lot was filling and it got a whole lot less peaceful.
I'm not terribly impressed by suspension bridges, I think, because any fear of heights that I may have does not involve large drops on sturdy, well-maintained bridges. And, anyway, this isn't that far of a drop and it's not that long a bridge. But, if you're into that sort of thing, this is your spot.
I was more impressed by the environment: the forest, the gorgeous, roaring creek, the marsh vegetation, and trying my hardest to find slugs (the sun wasn't out, so it was all in vain). We walked across the suspension bridge, back across Twin Falls, and left. I could have spent the whole day there, walking further back into the wilderness on the miles of trails this park opens up, but my party would have none of it.

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bocmaxima
Apr 18, 2012

Enjoy the perfect surroundings of Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon Park is on the North Shore of Vancouver, about a half hour bus ride from the sea bus terminal. It has serveral footpaths to follow taking you through the beautiful scenic park, past waterfalls and over the suspension bridge.

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Jun 16, 2011
 
 
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Suspension Bridge

Definitely one of my most favorite spots in Vancouver. Located right off of highway 1 exit at Lynn Valley Road, the entrance is on Peters Road after making a right on Lynn Valley Road. It is easily accessible via public transportation. This park is one of Vancouver's state parks jewel.

Start from the Ecology Center right next to the parking lot. You can learn a lot of the rain forest, the flora and fauna, and much more from the center. You can also get a small gift from there.

Then low and behold, with a couple hundred of feet of hiking you reach the suspension bridge! It requires no efforts at all. And the best part is, it's not as crowded as Capilano Suspension Bridge. Yes it's shorter than Capilano's, but it's higher at 20 stories above the creek and it's FREE! You're able to take pictures without other tourists bugging you or getting in your way.

There are also plenty of hiking trails varying in difficulties. The Twin Falls is right downstream from the suspension bridge. The 30 foot pool is upstream from the suspension bridge. There are also other trails that'll lead you to other parks.

This place is definitely a must see!

Did I mention that it's FREE?!!!!

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acebruin
Apr 04, 2011

Lynn Canyon - The treasure beyond the bridge

If you can find the courage to cross the suspension bridge, then be sure to walk down the path (about 10 minutes) to the stunning blue-green pool being fed by a somewhat hidden waterfall.

You won't be disappointed!

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rmdw
Apr 04, 2011

Water Falls - Lynn Canyon, Vancouver

Lynn Valley Park is about 25 min drive from downtown Vancouver

From Stanley Park in Downtown Vancouver, drive across the Lions Gate Bridge to North Vancouver, and then turn east onto Highway 1 (Upper Levels Highway). Drive east for about 5km to the Lynn Valley Road exit, turning north. Drive for about 3.2km along Mountain Highway and turn right onto Lynn Valley Road. Don't turn right into Peters Road the main area and suspension bridge, but keep going along Lynn Valley Road until it turns into Burrill Road, a very narrow and winding road leading to the car parks . After parking and crossing the river bridge, take the LH path parallel to the river. It will take approx 90 - 120 mins to get to the falls from the park entrance so good walking shoes are a must, as is fly repellent in the summer time as they are harmless, but very persistent.

Not a especially demanding hike, but not really suitable for young children

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PeterVancouver
Aug 03, 2010

Suspension Bridge

Instead of paying... what?... over $25 now? at Capilano Suspension Bridge, this park is free. You can take a picnic basket, hike along the river below and eat at a good spot by the river. BTW, if you are afraid of heights, well, the bridge sways... Ahhh... never mind.

There's also a cliff-diving point just past the big boulder on the trail to the left of the bridge. The water is... refreshing!

Take the Upper Levels Highway (Highway 1) to the Lynn Valley Road exit (exit 19). Follow Lynn Valley Road in a north-easterly direction, past the Mountain Highway intersection, and continue on Lynn Valley Road until you see the sign for the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre.

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The Free Suspension Bridge.. Yes FREE I said.

The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is a bus ride away in a slightly different direction from the Capliano Suspension Bridge. a 1/2 hour bus ride from the ferry terminal at Lonsdale Quay.

The difference. $20 or so still in your wallet... and a sense of having not been ripped off to see a bridge...

The Lynn Canyon Bridge is apparently smaller than the other but has the advantage of being set in a native park. Hence there are walking trails to explore once you cross the bridge. The walks are really really good. Although make sure you don't get lost.

Along with the bridge there is a decent coffee shop / restaurant and a learning education centre / gift shop. So you can spend your money on gifts not entry.

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ChadSteve1975
Apr 01, 2007

So close to the city, yet totally different

Most people who visit Vancouver go to Capilano Park to walk across the suspension bridge. Yes it's nice, but it also cost money. What many visitors don't know about is Lynn Canyon Park...just as nice and spectacular...but most importantly, it's free!!!

You can walk in complete stillness or see young kids jumping into the water at Twin Falls...totally amazing. So if you visit Vancouver, head hear while it's still free.
free.

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BLewJay
Aug 30, 2004

Lynn Canyon - Vancouver's FREE Suspension Bridge!

Many people who come to Vancouver want to walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge. While there's nothing wrong with that, it is rather expensive and quite touristy.

Not too far away is a free suspension bridge across Lynn Canyon. It is not quite as long as the one at Capilano but it is equally thrilling to walk across. And the nature park on the other side is beautiful. Be sure to walk down to the deep pools of water; they're absolutely spectacular.

You can either drive up to Lynn Canyon or take a 30-minute bus ride on Bus #229 from Lonsdale Quay (the North Van Seabus terminal).

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rmdw
Sep 10, 2003

Lynn "Peak"

For a fantastic view of Vancouver and a great workout head to the Lynn Headwaters Park in North Vancouver. The hike took us around 3 hours return including rest/water stops and a side trip to the actual summit of Lynn Mountain. The hike is steep at the beginning then flat for awhile and after the initial rocky sections is quite a pleasant hike. View points along the way give you a chance to rest and scope out Seymour mountain and a bit of downtown. Be watchful of the signs as you near the peak (there are elevation markers) so you dont miss the scenic Lynn "Peak" around the path up to the peak you will see a pink ribbon on a tree that says "Lynn Summit 15 minutes" unless you are a true summit seeker and have to reach the top this trip is not worth the 20-30 minute round trip. Upon arrival you will discover an orange ribbon around a tree that says "Actual Lynn Summit...or close enough" there is absolutely no view. But this is the beginning of the trail to the south needle (6.5 hours return) if you are so inclined. Stick to the "Peak" take some pictures and have a picnic on the rock.

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Jyrki
Aug 05, 2003

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