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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  • Traveler834858
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Canada587 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Louisiana11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
  • Virginia N
    Brisbane, Australia333 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovey spot in North Van. Nice place to cool down in the Summer and trail walk all year round. Dog friendly too.
    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!
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
  • eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
    Singapore, Singapore1,214 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Enjoyable Hike of 3 hours....
    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.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Brian L
    53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded but beautiful forest
    The rainforest is beautiful and very much worth a visit. The ecosystem here is quite unique. This is to me the highlight, rather than the bridge, waterfall, or pool. My biggest issue is that it gets extremely crowded which does detract from the experience. Don’t go expecting a fully natural experience.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 March 2024
  • Nicholas W
    Colchester, United Kingdom59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well laid out forest experience
    Lynn Canyon is a great forest experience which feels rugged, wild and natural. There is a visitors centre, cafe and toilets plus an ecology centre close to the parking. Parking is chargeable but entrance is free. The trails are well marked with boardwalks for the majority of the routes and these zig zag up and down through the gorge following the river. We did the suspension bridge to the twin falls loop which is under an hour but you feel like you could be in the depths of the wilderness. Lynn Canyon felt well managed but natural. Tips to get the best, wear sensible shoes, check the weather and dress appropriately, and ideally go when it is dry so you can savour the forest rather than hurry through it. Be prepared to ascend and descend steps and stairs throughout. Would we revisit? without hesitation (in fine weather) as we do not need to spend large sums to get the nature buzz that Lynn Canyon offers.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 June 2024
  • Nutsandyoda
    Redhill, United Kingdom56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    National Park
    Beautiful and highlight of trip to Vancouver. The park is well kept, well signposted and trails are clear. There are beautiful pools that you can bathe in and wish we had known about this before! Buses are easy to get from Seafront Station and take you 0.7 miles of park entrance or you can taxi/uber. We had a wonderful 4 hours including swimming and picnic. I would really recommend.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2024
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eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
Singapore, Singapore1,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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ButtercupOwl
United Kingdom446 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Most tourists flock to Capilano (we had been on a previous visit) and have probably never hear of Lynn Canyon. We only found out about it on the Trip Advisor Forum. There are no touristy leaflets to advertise it, which is probably a good thing so it doesn't become commercialised like Capilano.

Capilano is not a patch on this place. Lynn Canyon is simply stunning and a beautiful place to explore. There is a café and washrooms with a few picnic benches but other than that it is just natural wilderness with helpful paths and steps.

We got there by public transport which was very easy to do. We got the seabus across to Lonsdale Quay and then a bus to Peters Road, from where we had a 15 minute walk to the entrance.
Written 31 August 2022
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Katie M
Wellington, New Zealand43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 15 April 2023
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Evelin H
Maple, Canada511 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Wonderful hike with beautiful views.Scenery very nice and it is very peaceful there and parking is free.The suspension bridge is closed, but still a wonderful outing .You can spend much time there and take great pictures.
Left the Capillano bridge as was too expensive, 50$ cad per person and am not sure it is worth it.Lynn Canyon was great and free.
Written 4 January 2020
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russem007
Sydney19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
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.
Written 22 April 2023
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Gwen H
Portland, OR215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Nicholas W
Colchester, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Lynn Canyon is a great forest experience which feels rugged, wild and natural. There is a visitors centre, cafe and toilets plus an ecology centre close to the parking. Parking is chargeable but entrance is free. The trails are well marked with boardwalks for the majority of the routes and these zig zag up and down through the gorge following the river. We did the suspension bridge to the twin falls loop which is under an hour but you feel like you could be in the depths of the wilderness. Lynn Canyon felt well managed but natural.
Tips to get the best, wear sensible shoes, check the weather and dress appropriately, and ideally go when it is dry so you can savour the forest rather than hurry through it. Be prepared to ascend and descend steps and stairs throughout. Would we revisit? without hesitation (in fine weather) as we do not need to spend large sums to get the nature buzz that Lynn Canyon offers.
Written 7 June 2024
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John M
County Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Very natural, non-commercial area with a spectacular gorge and an inpressive suspension bridge - a shorter bridge than the nearby Capilano bridge, but overall a much more satisfying visit. And it's free, except for a modest parking fee. Explore the forest, swim in the river. Fairly physical (lots of wooden steps) to explore the forest but don't waste time and money at Capilcno if you can come here instead.
Capilano may be better if you have small kids who need ice cream etc but if you want a naturay temperate rain forest experience, Lynn Canyon is the place to go.
Written 7 June 2022
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Baskinthaglory
Winnipeg, Canada23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Great easy & convenient hike which can lead to a suspension bridge or cliff jumping. I’ve been twice now and the cliff jumping is such a great time with a 30 ft pool and multiple heights that you can jump from. It can be busy at times.
Written 15 August 2020
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Vanessa T
Santa Monica, CA290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Business
Beautiful easy to moderate walk depending on how far you go. Also area to swim. The water was cold but so refreshing. It was crowded when we went in August mid day. Overall, a fun outdoor experience. Ps- parking was a challenge.
Written 4 September 2022
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