The hills on Mt. Seymour support all ski levels from beginners to advanced. Depending on the visibility the lower mainland, the surrounding mountains, and even USA can be seen.
Located in picturesque North Vancouver, Mount Seymour is the smallest of the three North Shore mountains reachable by the public, offering all-season natural entertainment. The mountain is a provincial park which is named for Frederick Seymour, second governor of the Colony of British Columbia and was established by the government in 1936 except for the ski area which was privatized in 1984.
The park encompasses many regions and approximately 3508 hectares. Mt. Seymour most notable (and visible) use is as a broadcast station for Vancouver radio and TV stations. The towers that sit at the top of the peaks are visible both day and night and can be easily spotted by those who look.
Winter brings skiing, snowboarding, tubing, tobogganing and snowshoeing but offers an additional activity only found on this mountain: dog sledding. Its abundance of activities and its easier hills make it a natural choice to learn any of these winter sports. Summer ushers in mountain biking, hiking, and wild blueberries. Mt. Seymour also serves as the eastern end of the Baden Powell Trail, as well as offering stunning northwards view of the cascade mountain range for adventurous hikers who climb the summits found in this park.
The most eastern of the three mountains ( Cypress and Grouse are the two others that see public use all year round) it looks onto the city of Vancouver and westwards and east to Indian Arm below, an extension of the Burrard inlet.
It is advisable to check forecasts and dress appropriately before embarking on any activity on mountainous terrain as many people have been lost hiking in the Mount Seymour region as it is the least developed of the three publically accessed mountains. This can also be important as you can view rare and shy wildlife such as many bird species, seals in Indian Arm and bears in the summertime.
Whatever the activity, Mt. Seymour is an amazing venue that can be enjoyed by all age groups and skill levels of any of its multitude of activities.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Mt. Seymour1700 Mount Seymour Road
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region