Ecology Centre Hours

Monday – Friday

Saturday – Sunday

Closed Stat Holidays

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lynn Canyon Park Hours

Park Gates

Open Stat Holidays

7 am to 6 pm

Coming to the Ecology Centre

The Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre is open from 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays and 12 pm to 4 pm on weekends. Call 604-990-3755 to book a visit if you have a large group.

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.

Transit

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 translink.ca to plan your ride.

Driving

Parking is limited during the busy summer months. 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

As of 2021, the District of North Vancouver is piloting a two-year pay parking program in the Lynn Canyon Park west parking lot. Pay parking is in effect seasonally from March 1 to October 31. Parking costs $3 an hour for a maximum of 4 hours. See more details here.

District residents are eligible to purchase an annual DNV Park Parking Pass ($10.20) 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.

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

Bus permits are required year round in the Lynn Canyon Park west parking lot. A permit is required even for buses dropping off and picking up groups. Bus fees for the day are $29.50 for buses 24 seats or less or $51.00 for buses 25 seats+. Our front desk staff can take payment for the fees over the phone at 604-990-3755 anytime from 10 am to 4 pm during the week and then email you your bus permit and receipts.

Groups coming to the Ecology Centre for a visit or program will receive a complimentary bus permit. Group visits must be booked in advance by calling 604-990-3755 or emailing [email protected].

There is free bus parking in the east Lynn Canyon parking lot, located off the northern end of Lillooet Road near the Lower Seymour Conservation Area. No permit is required and it cannot be reserved.

Lynn Canyon Café

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

Accessibility

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

Washrooms

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.

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.

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.

Telephones

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.

Photography

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