Home to popular recreational areas and celebrated for its mountain village charm, Lynn Valley is one of the District of North Vancouver's longest-established neighbourhoods.
Lynn Valley's roots on the North Shore are deep and span back to the pioneer days. Early logging and mining activity attracted entrepreneurs and settlers to the area, and some of the trails and roads they built are still in use today in various parks.
Visit the Village
Located next to Lynn Valley Centre, the busy Lynn Valley Village features a thriving library with regular art gallery exhibitions. A popular summer concert series runs most Friday evenings during the summer from 7 to 9 p.m. Show up with a lawn chair or stand up and dance as you take in tunes ranging from blues to the Beatles and everything in between.
The Village also has a variety of shops, restaurants, and amenities that residents love. Those who want to take a morning yoga class and grab a latte afterward will feel at home in the Village.
The thriving community of Lynn Valley includes the neighbourhoods of Lynn Canyon, Upper West Lynn, Lower West Lynn, Upper Lynn, Central Lynn, Valley Centre, Boundary, West Lynn Terrace, and Kirkstone.
The Seymour Demonstration Forest
The Lower Seymour Conservation Area, known to locals as the Seymour Demonstration Forest, is one of the North Shore's best-loved recreational areas. The park attracts many visitors and walking, hiking, cycling, and mountain biking enthusiasts who want some exercise and fresh air.
Forested trails abound in the area, making it ideal for exploration close to home. Both Lynn Creek and the Seymour River provide a spectacle of rushing water in the fall, winter, and spring, and the occasional salmon to spot during the spawning season.
Lynn Canyon Park / Lynn Headwaters
Featuring the breathtaking Lynn Creek Suspension Bridge that is free to the public, Lynn Canyon Park makes a great family outing. With easy to moderately challenging walking trails, there are multiple areas to enjoy a creekside picnic and a refreshing dip in one of the quieter swimming holes.
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park features a variety of walking and hiking trails along Upper Lynn Creek. Adventurous souls can check out Norvan Falls and venture beyond through the Haines Creek Traverse and across a boulder field to the top of Grouse Mountain.
The Park has trails connecting into the Seymour Demonstration Forest and beyond, so Lynn Headwaters is an excellent jumping-off point for North Shore adventures.
Located minutes from the Lynn Valley Village, Fromme Mountain is the birthplace of 'The Shore,' a world-renowned mountain biking area with unique obstacles hand-built from local trees.
Various hiking, walking, and biking trails span the woods of Fromme Mountain, with a spectacular open viewing area at the summit.
Arts and Culture
Lynn Valley has been home to countless artists spanning multiple art forms for over a century. Frederick Varley, a member of Canada's Group of Seven painters, lived in a rented shack on Rice Lake Road from 1934 to 1937. There he painted works such as Bridge Over Lynn Canyon, and he was supposedly visited by fellow painter Emily Carr.
In more recent times, celebrities including Bryan Adams, some members of Spirit of the West, actor Jason Priestly, hip-hopper Kyprios (David Cole), international ballet dancer Danielle Gould, and numerous actors, writers, artists, and musicians have their roots in Lynn Valley.
The culture of conversation is alive and well at a Philosophers' Café in Lynn Valley Library. The event is held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Dr Mark Battersby of Capilano University moderates it.
An Ideal Mix of Nature and Culture
Lynn Valley is a piece of paradise within Metro Vancouver. With its refreshing rivers and creeks, shaded forest walks and ample recreational, cultural and dining opportunities, the neighbourhood has been one of the best-kept secrets in the Lower Mainland for some time.
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