Jan 2014 17

Photo Essay: Lynn Canyon Park – Don’t Look Down!

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Lynn Canyon Park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and the local residents of Lynn Valley ever since.

Lynn Canyon Park Entrance

Lynn Canyon Park has grown from 12 acres in its early years to 617 acres today. The park is made famous by the age of its trees, most of them are approximately 80 to 100 years old. This amazing park offers a selection of walking and hiking trails that connect to other parks in the region, such as Lynn Headwaters, Rice Lake, and Inter River Park.

Lynn Canyon Park is located East of North Vancouver in Lynn Valley and is open daily all year. Don’t forget — during the winter, dusk falls very early. Use extreme caution and allow plenty of time, because it’s very important to return to the park entrance before dark.

Sunbeams From Behind The Old Evergreens in Lynn Canyon Park
Fork in the Trail in Lynn Canyon Park
Lynn Valley Pipe Bridge

One of the most beautiful places in this park is the Lynn Valley Pipe Bridge. The pipe bridge is one of the entrances to the park and Rice Lake. You will find the pipe bridge at the end of a dirt road that turns off the top of Lynn Valley Road. This bridge was built over a pipe that crosses the canyon.

You can stop there for a while and enjoy some fabulous views of the canyon, because the other bridge — a suspension bridge — will require a lot more courage.

Lynn Canyons Rushing Waters
Moss on a Fallen Tree Lynn Canyon Park
Ancient Trees in Lynn Canyon Park
Mushrooms Conifer Tuft Lynn Canyon Park
Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is one of Lynn Valley’s most beloved attractions. The 50 meter bridge stretches across a beautiful canyon, boasting raging waters, waterfalls, and deep pools below. It's a really exciting experience, because this bridge bounces up and down and sways from side to side with every step.

View From Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge
Baden Powell Trail in Lynn Canyon Park

Baden Powell Trail is one of the most well known trails in North Vancouver. It crosses the entire North Shore mountain range and links several parks together along the way. These include Capilano River Park, Grouse Mountain Park, the Power Line Trails, Lynn Canyon Park, and Quarry Rock in Deep Cove. The trail is very well marked and well kept, as many hikers frequent the region.

30 Foot Pool in Lynn Canyon Park

This tranquil, crystal-clear pond is called the 30 Foot Pool. It is en route to the Pipe Bridge, which crosses the canyon and leads to the top of Lynn Valley Road.

Lynn Canyon Waterfall

Meet the photographer

Kevin Wang

Kevin WangKevin Wang

Kevin is a Vancouver based photographer who does not limit himself to specific genres of photography. He believes in the notion of “less is more”, where minimalist compositions are more effective at telling stories. Photography has inspired and trained his eye, and has greatly helped him in his other fields of work such as 3D animation and movie visual effects.All visual content is licensed by Creative Commons - you may use individual photos but you need to link them back to this page.


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