Who We Are

The Ecology Centre is operated by the District of North Vancouver’s Parks Department. We are located in beautiful Lynn Canyon Park, in the temperate rainforest.

The Ecology Centre is more than just a nature museum and information centre. We provide educational opportunities for schools, private organizations and the general public. We aim to educate our broader community so that they can discover the natural areas around them, connect with like-minded individuals, and explore opportunities to help our environment.

October 2, 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre. The Ecology Centre Museum building is designed in the shape of a dogwood, British Columbia’s provincial flower. In 1971, the District of North Vancouver decided to celebrate British Columbia’s Centennial with a project that would contribute to the District over the decades to come. At that time, the interest in the integrated science of ecology was beginning to move into the public consciousness. The District of North Vancouver created the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre to focus attention on our local ecosystems and educate people about local and global environmental concerns.