Posted on June 14, 2011
Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge
Always up for exploring parts of Greater Vancouver that I’ve yet to visit, I never hesitate to say yes when J suggests a spontaneous adventure. No stranger to the North Shore, he took me to Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge. Instead of making our way to the interpretive centre, we rolled down the service road to the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve [link].
I was surprised by the number of like-minded hikers and bikers that were also making use of the trails on a somewhat sunny Sunday evening. After a quick descent down narrow steps, we were greeted by Lynn Creek – water that’s run-off from melting snowcaps. The water was so cold that, within a few feet of the creek’s edge, the air temperature dropped noticeably by at least five degrees.
A few steps later we found the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, spanning the east and west sides of Lynn Creek. Heights don’t frighten me much and the view from the gently swaying bridge is breathtaking.
Before making our way back to the truck, we wandered toward to Twin Falls Bridge and even spend a few moments perched on a boulder in the middle of the rushing creek before ascending the staircase. Anytime I’m surrounded by water I’m instantly in my “happy place” and Lynn Creek was no exception.
While my only regret was bringing only my iPhone and not a proper camera, I’ve got good reason to go back again soon – next time with Jordy in tow. Dogs are more than welcome on Lynn Canyon Park’s trails! (What isn’t welcome is garbage… something I found a lot of and picked up as I went. Please remember to keep our parks clean and use the garbage bins provided within the park.)
A few years ago, Rebecca and John visited the park and took some great photos. Rebecca posted some smart tips for those wishing to visit Lynn Canyon Park, so be sure to check out her post if a visit is in your summer plans.