The temperate rainforest awaits less than an hour away – Lynn Canyon, Vancouver

 

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Just a short drive from downtown Vancouver (or a less than a one hour bus ride), Lynn Canyon Park is a great place to take the family exploring. Located in the temperate rainforest, this park’s 241 hectares makes for a perfect day getaway from the city.

I spent last weekend exploring Lynn Canyon’s trails (pretty much all of them and it won’t take you more than an afternoon to do it) and was happy to find many fellow walkers, runners, hikers, and four-legged friends enjoying a crisp autumn day!

Twin Falls

Twin Falls

The trails are easy although there is some elevation. You will also have to climb stairs if you plan on going across the Twin Falls Bridge. If you’re there on a sunny day, they’ll be a line-up to cross the Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge. While initially built as a tourist attraction, the suspension bridge is now free to cross and offers a great view of the canyon for those willing to brave it.

THE LOWDOWN

Even in October, flowers are blooming

Even in October, flowers are blooming

  • Hours and Information
  • Park map
  • Difficulty: Easy with some elevation; lots of stairs at the Twin Falls Bridge
  • Season: Year-Round
  • Camping: No
  • Dog Friendly: Yes; leashed on trails north of Twin Falls Bridge and off-leash on trails south of Twin Falls Bridge
  • Transit: The #227 and #228 will take you within walking distance to the park
  • Parking: Free parking at the entrance but you might want to plan to get there earlier on a sunny weekend day

 

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There's a cafe and bathrooms at the entrance just passed the ecology centre

There’s a cafe and bathrooms at the entrance just passed the ecology centre

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