Lynn Valley

A bunch of us went to Lynn Canyon Park this weekend. For those of you that have never heart of Lynn Canyon Park, it is located in North Vancouver and it is know for its suspension bridge, leisurely hike or refreshing swim in one of the many popular swimming holes. The entree to the park, bridge and walks is free!

The suspension bridge is very narrow, but it offers a spectacular view of the river below.  Most of the hikes follow the river and takes you to some amazing waterfalls. You don’t have to be very fit to be able to do a hike in Lynn Canyon Park, most walks are well maintained and easy to walk on.

We had very nice weather making the day even better. Even though you are allowed swim in the water and the water looks like it is inviting you to come in, I would not recommend it just yet. I put my hands in the water and it was freezing! Hopefully the water will heat up so that we can go swimming in it in the summer.

We did almost all the hikes that are there and I really recommend doing as least some of the walks to everyone. There are so many trees and plants in the area that you get the feeling you are walking in a forest!

So if you are looking for something to do and love to be outdoors, go check out Lynn Valley!

– Manouk

What Are You Doing This Long Weekend?

This weekend is supposed to be a nice one! I have a few things on my to-do list that I want to see during the next few days. One of them includes Lynn Canyon Park. The park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents ever since. It’s a great location for a  picnic, a leisurely hike, or a refreshing swim in one of the many popular swimming holes!

The Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge is one of Lynn Valley’s best kept secrets. The 50 meter high bridge stretches accross a beautiful canyon boasting raging waters, waterfalls and deep pools below. The bridge is a popular attraction among tourists and locals alike, the best part is that it is free of charge for all to see. Crossing the bridge is always an exciting experience, it bounces up and down and sways from side to side with every step. It is quite narrow and becomes a little nerve racking when there are several others trying to cross at the same time.

Not only is there a suspension bridge, but there are also twin falls.  A short wooden bridge crosses the raging river and there are two breathtaking waterfalls below. This bridge is a lot more comfortable than the Suspension Bridge as it doesn’t shake with every move. As a last stop, you can relax at a swimming hole which is popular among local residents who visit the park on a regular basis and tourists on a short visit. The 30 Foot Pool is a short walk from suspension bridge and doesn’t involve climbing hills or stairs. It is pretty easily accessible.  There is a small beach area near the swimming hole that is covered with small pebbles and good to lie down a towel or a blanket.

Getting There

If you are traveling by bus there are various routes to take depending on your location. From Downtown Vancouver take the sea bus across to the Lonsdale Quay bus loop and take either bus #228, or #229.

Bus #228 will take you to Lynn Valley Center, which is about a 10 minute walk from Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance. Bus #229 will take you directly to Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance.

If you are traveling from East Vancouver, Burnaby, or Metro Town area take any bus to Phibbs Exchange. The most common busses are #130 via Metro Town, #28 via Joyce Station, #210 via Downtown Vancouver.

From Phibbs Exchange take bus #229 which will take you to Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Cheers,

Laura