The Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver is a popular outdoors area which includes paved and unpaved paths supporting hiking, biking, roller blading as well as Rice Lake, a prime fishing area.
Catering to a variety of activities, Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, formerly known as Seymour Demonstration Park can be found at the base of Mt. Seymour on the North Shore. The area was originally a mining and logging site but was restored and now functions as a park for families, individuals and other groups. There are over fourteen kilometres of paved trail for visitors to explore as well as more rugged paths for other uses.
Set in 5,700 hectares of land in the lower regions of North Vancouver the visitors to the park can enjoy the picturesque setting while going at a pace that is comfortable - it is advisable to be at least an intermediate rollerblader as the hills can be difficult to navigate for beginners.
The two main attractions in the park is the long paved path which caters to biking and roller blading skating enthusiasts (as well as hikers and joggers) and Rice Lake (as well as the Seymour River) which are prime fishing areas for many locals and used by canoes and kayaks. Biking is also permitted on most trails other than the main route sans a few which are pedestrian paths only - be sure to read all signs before turning off the main path to protect yourself and other people using the site.
The large variety of ecological information and scenic views easily reachable by the general public has popularized this Park and its multiple site uses. It is also a park that unlike higher regions of the mountains can be used all year round due to Vancouver's mild climate. The weather however can be unpredictable so it is always advisable to dress appropriately. An abundance of wildlife can be found in the area including several rarely seen bird species such as Grouse and creatures such as deer.
Some trails so close in winter months but vast majorities stay open to cater to those who wish to use the park. With inclement weather such as rare snowfalls the park will close to the public due to dangerous conditions. Always be aware of trail conditions before you travel to the Park.
The Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve is an inspiring and beautiful place to enjoy the lower regions of the mountains but still enjoy impressive terrain regardless of whether you are biking, hiking or roller blading.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Lower Seymour Conservation ReserveTake exit 22A off Highway 1 in North Vancouver. Turn Left at the intersection onto Lillooet Road and continue untill the end - the parking lot of the LSCR is there.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region