Lynn Canyon Park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents ever since. Lynn Canyon Park features a suspension bridge that sways 50 meters above the canyon; it was privately built in 1912 when the park opened.
We spent the day exploring Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver. Lynn Canyon Park is home to several beautiful hiking trails that are suitable for all hiking levels. You can find a lot to do that is a leisurely stroll, but know that depending on the path, there could be a ton of stairs ahead of you!
The park has grown from 12 acres in its early years to 617 acres today. Lynn Canyon Park contains second-growth forest with most of the trees aged approximately 80 to 100 years old. The park is a great location for a picnic or a refreshing dip in a swimming hole.
We spent five hours hiking around Lynn Canyon and with all the energy the kids have, they did not slow anything down, even though there were three kids five and under. You know it was a good adventure when they all fall asleep in the car on the way home!
We managed to do quite a few of the trails:
The Baden Powell trail spans the entire North Shore and passes through Lynn Canyon Park. It is well marked and is a fun trail with a variety of rugged and smooth sections for novice to advanced hikers. It takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to hike the section of the Baden Powell Trail that passes through Lynn Canyon Park.
30 Foot Pool
On the North side of the suspension bridge, the trail to the left leads you North West through the park. A short walk will take you to the popular 30-Foot pool. There you’ll find some great picnic spots and a beautiful swimming hole. Keep in mind that the water is extremely cold, even in the summer months.
Twin Falls is less accessible than the 30-Foot pool and not as popular among visitors. Twin Falls is East of the Lynn Canyon suspension bridge and can be accessed from either side of the bridge. We accessed the falls after crossing the suspension bridge. Follow the boardwalk towards the right after the bridge; there is a sign that will point you in the right direction.
This was a beautiful and easy hike along the river with some great access points to easily get down to the river. It would be a great picnic stop and is a possible place to go for a swim, but not when the water levels are high.
Take a look at the beauty of Lynn Canyon:
Lynn Canyon Park hours
Lynn Canyon Park is open daily all year. Allow plenty of time to return to the park entrance before dark.
June to September: 10 am to 5 pm
October to May: 12pm to 4 pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.