Ecology Centre Hours

Monday – Friday

Saturday – Sunday

Open Stat Holidays

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lynn Canyon Park Hours

Park Gates

Open Stat Holidays

7 am to 9 pm

Coming to the Ecology Centre

Admission to the Ecology Centre is by donation to the general public, no reservation required. For schools or groups, book your paid visit to the Ecology Centre in advance.

How to Get to Lynn Canyon Park

Lynn Canyon Park is located in the Lynn Valley area of North Vancouver. It is the largest park in the District of North Vancouver’s park system.


The #228 Lynn Valley bus, which runs from Lonsdale Quay, stops near Lynn Canyon Park. Get off at Lynn Valley Road and Peters Road, and walk 15 minutes down Peters Road to the park.

The #227 community shuttle operates daily between Lynn Valley Centre and Phibbs Exchange via Lynn Canyon Park. The #227 community shuttle stops at the corner of Peters Road and Duval Road, a 5 minute walk from the park.

Visit to plan your ride.


Parking can be limited on weekends and holidays. Please take public transit, walk or bike when possible.

To get to Lynn Canyon Park, take Highway 1 to the Lynn Valley Road (#19) exit. If you are approaching from the west, stay right as you go off the exit, and you will go onto Lynn Valley Road. If you are approaching from the east, take the Lynn Valley road exit and turn right onto Lynn Valley Road. Continue along Lynn Valley Road and go past Lynn Valley Mall. At Peters Road, you will see a sign for Lynn Canyon Park. Turn right at Peters Road. Continue along Peters Road and into the park. Turn left into the park and you will see a parking lot.

Pay Parking

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 an annual DNV Park Parking Pass ($10.00) that allows them to park in the lot without paying the hourly rate. Vehicles with a disability decal are exempt from payment at the lot. See more details here.

There is free parking in the east Lynn Canyon parking lot, located off the northern end of Lillooet Road near the Lower Seymour Conservation Area.

Bus Parking Regulations

Buses for schools, non-profit groups, and DNV-approved groups are permitted into the west parking lot at Lynn Canyon if they purchase a Temporary Access Permit in advance of their visit. Buses without a permit are prohibited from entering the west parking lot and large buses cannot stop or park on surrounding neighbourhood streets west of the park entrance. Large buses are defined as having 25+ seats or a gross vehicle weight of 8,850 kg+. Bus operators who do not observe these rules are subject to a fine of up to $500 per infraction.

Groups that do not wish to purchase a permit may use the free east parking lot located off the northern end of Lillooet Road near the Lower Seymour Conservation Area.

Due to capacity limitations, we can only issue a limited number of permits per day, and they are issued on a first come, first served basis.

2024 Bus Fees for 2 hours are:

  • $32.50 (+5% GST) for buses 24 seats or less
  • $56.00 (+5% GST) for buses 25+ seats

Please apply for a permit below:

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.

Lynn Canyon Café

The Lynn Canyon Cafe is open, check with the cafe for hours, public washrooms located at the cafe are open year round.


The Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, the Lynn Canyon Cafe, and the public washrooms are all wheelchair accessible. The suspension bridge and park trails are not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Learn more about accessibility in our programs here.

Park Rangers and First Aid

The ranger and first aid station is located on the east side of the Cafe building. Rangers patrol the park year round and the ranger and first aid station is staffed from May to September.


There are no public washrooms at the Ecology Centre. The public washrooms complete with baby change tables and water fountains are on the west side of the Lynn Canyon Cafe building.

Dogs in the Park

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.


There are no public phones in Lynn Canyon Park. 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.

Method of Payment

The Ecology Centre and Gift Shop accepts cash, debit, VISA, MasterCard and American Express.


Visitors are welcome to take personal photos in the Ecology Centre museum.