Group Programs for Teens & Adults

Booking Information

Booking a Group Program

Fill out the form below! One of our staff members will review your information and contact you with the next steps to confirm a booking, or to request more information if needed. We will respond to inquiries in the order they are received. You can also book a program over the phone during the week at 604-990-3755 or by email at [email protected].

Group Program Fees

Our program fees vary according to group size and the type of program. GST applies to groups with ages 15 and up. Our 2024 fees are:

  • Up to 12 teen/adults – $120.00
  • 13 to 30 teens/adults – $223.50
  • $3.00 – per person for virtual and self-guided programs – Forest Quest
  • $2.00 – per person to visit the Ecology Centre and watch a nature video

Minimum cost of $60.00 for virtual programs with less than 20 people.

Cancellation Policy

Guided programs that are cancelled with more than 3 weeks notice will be charged a $50 fee. Guided programs that are cancelled with less than 3 weeks notice will be charged the full program fee.

Any self-guided or virtual program cancellations will be charged a $25 administration fee.

Program Options

Park Use Permits

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. If you book a program or visit to the Ecology Centre, you do not need to apply for a Park Use Permit.

Additional Options

Trail and Habitat Restoration

Volunteer in our District of North Vancouver parks to remove invasive plants, plant native species, and restore park areas. Please go to the District of North Vancouver Volunteer in a Park page for more information.

Room Rental

Looking for an indoor space for your visit to Lynn Canyon Park? We rent out the upper room in the Lynn Canyon Cafe. This room can hold 40 people classroom/theatre style or 25 people around tables. Please go to our Room Rental page for more information and fill out the inquiry form if you are interested in booking.

Getting Ready for Your Visit

How to Prepare

Review the information sent to you by e-mail. View a map of the area here.

Plan to arrive in the park at least 15 minutes before your program for a snack and washroom break. There is no snack break during the program and eating is not allowed inside the Ecology Centre.

It’s often wet in the mountains, even if it’s not raining elsewhere in Metro Vancouver. Make sure that students and adult assistants are dressed for the weather. Please ask your students and assistants to come wearing layers, with waterproof boots and a waterproof jacket. Rain pants are also highly recommended!

Remind students and adults that the forest is a great place to unwind… and unplug. Please leave electronic devices at home. If you’d like to take photographs, keep your camera or phone in a zippered pocket during the rest of the field trip to make sure that it is safe and dry.

When you arrive at the Ecology Centre, check in at the front desk. As your students explore the Centre, our program staff will speak with you about the program and the learning needs of your group.

If you are planning on eating lunch after the program, please note there are undercover picnic tables located between the upper and lower parking lots. The undercover picnic tables can be booked in advance through the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission (NVRC).

Getting to the Park

Lynn Canyon Park is easy to access.

  1. Public transit. Take the #227 community shuttle* to Peters Road at Duval Road or the #228 bus to Burrill Avenue and Lynn Valley Road. The community shuttle cannot hold an entire class.
  2. Private bus. Bus parking is limited. Please notify us in advance if you will be arriving by private bus so we can make arrangements for parking.
  3. Car. If you’re visiting with parent drivers, the closest parking to the Ecology Centre is the upper paved parking lot. Pay parking is in effect seasonally from March 1 to October 31. Parking is $3 per hour, for a maximum of 4 hours. The parking meter only accepts credit cards. District residents are eligible to purchase a $10 annual DNV Park Parking Pass that will enable them to park in the lot without paying the hourly rate. More information is available here.