Lynn Canyon Park
Lynn Canyon Park
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Interesting park with a suspension bridge, trails and waterfalls and an ecology center.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Kirsten L
    12 contributions
    Steps into paradise
    This is a wonderful paradise, accessible through public transport from town (bus #227 drops you outside). I spent a couple of hours here enjoying the trees and the rushing water. Best if you can get a map and/or talk to a ranger about which trails to take. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is that for many of the hikes, there are a lot of stairs up and down (96 steps for one ascent), which may not be for everyone. Otherwise, the trails are well marked and extremely well maintained. A lovely paradise not far from the city.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 April 2023
  • Katie M
    Wellington, New Zealand43 contributions
    Worth the visit
    We had a great time at the Lynn Canyon Park. We were there between 9am and 11am and it wasn't too busy on the bridge and trails. I thought that the parking was really reasonably priced too. We would recommend visiting unless you are worried about dogs... a lot of people don't have their dogs leashed despite this being a requirement.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 April 2023
  • Trip1313
    Midland, Canada48 contributions
    Not to be missed!
    Wonderful hiking spot!!!!! The forest felt magical - the waterfalls are gorgeous - just an amazing place. We walked from the suspension bridge to Twin Falls - the stairs going back up were a bit of a challenge but slow and steady. Wished we had more time to explore the other trails.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 22 April 2023
  • russem007
    20 contributions
    Beautiful North Vancouver
    We went on a great walk to Rice Lake that included crossing a suspension bridge. The forest is full of moss, beautiful trees and crystal clear water. The paths are well maintained. Lots of stairs but well worth the effort! Cafe was lovely and warm. Was great to sit by the fire and have a warm drink and pastry.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Steven M
    65 contributions
    A beautiful and tranquil part of Vancouver
    This was a very beautiful, well structured walk. Good car park and facilities and the boardwalks were well looked after. Steep climbs are a challenge, but lots of opportunities to stop and take pictures.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 May 2023
  • Elisabeth R
    3 contributions
    Great Park
    Wonderful park. Busy but we did find parking easily. We liked the hike, the waterfall, the park and yes, the suspension bridge which is very sturdy if not an adventure. Well-kept park, wilderness but easy to find our ways along the trails. good maps. a beauty! and free
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Gwen H
    Portland, Oregon226 contributions
    Lovely day in nature in Vancouver!
    Our friend in the know said we should arrive early, which we did. The parking lots were still quite full, and we were lucky to get the last spot. When we left a few hours later, there were people standing next to our car stalking our spot. It was THAT crowded on Canada Day weekend. We loved the hiking, the bridge, and Rice Lake. It was quite crowded, but we didn't mind. There is plenty of room for everyone. The natural beauty of the area is incredible and a great way to enjoy Vancouver. Our group enjoyed an ice cream treat at the snack bar on our way out and a quick visit into the nature center to buy a postcard.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Traveler834858
    12 contributions
    Beautiful scenery
    We enjoyed this much more than Capinlano Suspension Bridge. The bridge is very sturdy and less fearful for me. The trails around the area are well cared for. There are many stairs on trail so beware. The scenery and colors of the water are worth the effort of hiking. We also enjoyed the restaurant and bathroom facilities.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 25 July 2023
  • deepakgupta5
    Vancouver, Canada603 contributions
    Lovely park in North Vancouver
    This is a beautiful forest for hiking. The suspension bridge can be quite busy, so do try out the multiple trails further from the bridge. Some trails have quite a few stairs and that can be quite strenuous if you are not used to hiking but it is overall quite a simple trail. The waterfalls views are gorgeous and there are quite a few waterfalls here
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • davjacann
    Sulphur, Louisiana8 contributions
    Wonderful park
    This was a beautiful park. It was the perfect place for hiking and taking in the views. The glacier-fed lagoon was gorgeous—albeit crowded, but stepping 100 yards away into the forest was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop! This was our favorite place in Vancouver.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
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Stewarts Vacation
1,035 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
This free, 600 acre park offers a number of experiences: a suspension bridge, many walking trails (short or long and of varying difficulty), waterfalls, swimming holes and picnic areas. The trails through the lush forest are clear and easy to follow with the map. The river provides a tranquil spot to sit for a while on the boulders. We had our lunch here, accompanied by Douglas Fir squirrels! The area seemed popular with locals and tourists alike. Amenities included toilets, ample parking, and Lynn Canyon Cafe. It was easy to reach the park using public transport from Vancouver city.
Written 9 November 2023
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Lori M
Boynton Beach, FL1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Couples
This place is absolutely gorgeous. It is moderately strenuous, more so than I expected. There is no entrance fee and the scenery is beautiful!
Written 14 October 2023
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Singapore, Singapore774 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We took bus#227 from Phibbs Exchange Bay 10 (temporary Exchange) to Lynn Canyon Park. Alight at Duva Road and walk backwards for about 500m to the entrance. It was a Friday and it was not very crowded but there was a logjam at the 50m suspension bridge.
We hiked for about 3 hours and along the trails met many lovely dogs 🐕 with their friendly owners 😀. The Baden Powell Trail is listed as an intermediate trek and there are other trails such as Sky to Sea Trail etc.
There are some café/shops at the start near the suspension bridge but the food are overpriced.
It's an enjoyable hike as I believe compared to Capilano Suspension Bridge, it is much less crowded.
Written 9 September 2023
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Charlotte P
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Easy enough to get to. Walking is very easy and accessible. Busy but that didn’t spoil it one bit!!
Written 29 August 2023
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Virginia N
Brisbane, Australia209 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Free swing bridge and lovely trails. Have done the Lynn Canyon bridge trail many times. Have also done the Lynn loop hike. It’s free and parking is easy. Don’t go on a weekend if you have a choice it gets very busy!
Written 24 August 2023
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davjacann
Sulphur, LA8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was a beautiful park. It was the perfect place for hiking and taking in the views. The glacier-fed lagoon was gorgeous—albeit crowded, but stepping 100 yards away into the forest was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop! This was our favorite place in Vancouver.
Written 17 August 2023
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deepakgupta5
Vancouver, Canada603 contributions
July 2023 • Family
This is a beautiful forest for hiking. The suspension bridge can be quite busy, so do try out the multiple trails further from the bridge. Some trails have quite a few stairs and that can be quite strenuous if you are not used to hiking but it is overall quite a simple trail. The waterfalls views are gorgeous and there are quite a few waterfalls here
Written 2 August 2023
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Traveler834858
12 contributions
July 2023
We enjoyed this much more than Capinlano Suspension Bridge. The bridge is very sturdy and less fearful for me. The trails around the area are well cared for. There are many stairs on trail so beware. The scenery and colors of the water are worth the effort of hiking. We also enjoyed the restaurant and bathroom facilities.
Written 25 July 2023
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Gwen H
Portland, OR226 contributions
July 2023 • Friends
Our friend in the know said we should arrive early, which we did. The parking lots were still quite full, and we were lucky to get the last spot. When we left a few hours later, there were people standing next to our car stalking our spot. It was THAT crowded on Canada Day weekend.

We loved the hiking, the bridge, and Rice Lake. It was quite crowded, but we didn't mind. There is plenty of room for everyone. The natural beauty of the area is incredible and a great way to enjoy Vancouver.

Our group enjoyed an ice cream treat at the snack bar on our way out and a quick visit into the nature center to buy a postcard.

Written 22 July 2023
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Wach P
2 contributions
July 2023 • Family
Gorgeous hike, preferred this over Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Gets busy on weekends - get there early. LOTS of stairs but very much worth it.
Written 11 July 2023
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