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Lynn Canyon Park is open dawn to dusk. Currently the parking lot gates are open from 7 am to 9 pm.

From May to September the Ecology Centre is open 10 am to 4 pm daily.

From October to April the Ecology Centre is open 10 am to 4 pm weekdays and 12 pm to 4 pm weekends.

Lynn Canyon Park is a free public park operated by the District of North Vancouver.

The Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre is admission by donation to the general public, with the suggested donation being $2 per person, or $5 per family. Organized groups are required to pay for their visit to the Ecology Centre which should be booked in advance.

From November 1 to February 28, parking is free.

Pay parking is in effect seasonally from March 1 to October 31 from 8 am to 6 pm. Parking is $3 per hour, for a maximum of 4 hours. Payment options include Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Visa Debit or the HangTag app.

District residents are eligible to purchase a $10.00 annual DNV Park Parking Pass that will enable them to park in the lot without paying the hourly rate. More information is available here.

Bus fees and parking information is available here.

Head to Lynn Valley and take Lynn Valley Rd. to Peters Rd. Drive to the end of Peters Rd. and you will be in the parking lot. 

Yes, you can find the public washrooms located on the side of the café building. These washrooms are open the same hours as the parking lot gates. There are no public washrooms in the Ecology Centre.

Cell phone signals are generally good near the Ecology Centre, Cafe, picnic area, and suspension bridge. Cell phone signals can be unreliable in some areas of the canyon. There are no public phones in Lynn Canyon Park.

Park Use Permits are required for all groups running programs or events in District of North Vancouver Parks. Please visit the North Vancouver Recreation Commission (NVRC) website and fill out the form here. NVRC will use that information to create a permit for you.

For groups coming to the Ecology Centre for a guided program, you do not need to apply for a Park Use Permit.

Dogs must be leashed on the trails north of Twin Falls Bridge. Dogs may be off leash but under control on trails south of Twin Falls Bridge. All dog poop must be scooped. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Ecology Centre. No other dogs are allowed into the Ecology Centre.

The use of drones in any District of North Vancouver park is prohibited.

BBQ use may be restricted dependent on the season and current environmental conditions. Lynn Canyon Park allows gas barbecues only in the covered picnic area located behind the café. Fires are NOT allowed in the park.

The Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, the Lynn Canyon Café, the public washrooms, and the covered picnic area are all wheelchair accessible. Since we are located in a canyon, most of our trails have stairs or steep inclines. However, Bear Trail which is found south of the upper parking lot, is partially accessible for wheelchairs or strollers. The path is sometimes muddy, but relatively flat for the beginning portion of the trail.

There are more accessible trails around Rice Lake or on the Lynn Headwaters Connector which are located in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.

No, collection of mushrooms, plants or wildlife is not permitted in Lynn Canyon Park. Please follow the leave no trace principal and respect our natural areas.