The Mount Seymour area has some fantastic snowshoe routes, which take you to various viewpoints looking back on the city of Vancouver. Easy to get to, take Mount Seymour Parkway up to the top, basically to the same parking lot as the downhill skiiers (and past the mountain bikers hannging out on the lower part of the mountain). From Vancouver, take either the Lion's gate or 2nd narrows bridge (2nd narrows being closer). If taking 2nd narrows, your 2nd exit on the right will take you along Mount Seymour Road, and, you will look for Mount Seymour Parkway 5km or so on the left (at a mall). Road signs will help you. Turn left onto Mount Seymour Parkway and drive to the top. Park in the skiers lot and walk to the far end of the lot, near the downhill lifts. Our map (courtesy of Mount Seymour) shows trails on the right of the lifts however there are trails to the left of the parking lot as well(again at the end), which take you up various routes, somewhat more difficult than the marked trails shown here. Overall a nice place to snowhsoe due to the proximity to Vancouver, the warming huts, food, and snowshoe rentals up top.
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Posted By: Karentto
- Sat Jan 31 22:20:27 EST 2004
UpsideBeautiful scenery around the Discovery trails, lakes and rushing creeks--just did it today with snow falling steadily. The free trails to the left of the lifts are interesting and terrain varies and rolls. A couple of good destinations in that area including Dog Mountain--not difficult at all but view is magnificent.
DownsideSome of the Discovery trails are as wide as roads, great for races, I guess but not terribly interesting. If you want to reach trail A, look for a cabin near the mystery lift and go to the left of it. Unfortunately we did not see it until we were leaving but it will lead to a longer snowshoe.
CommentGreat overall, the trek to Dog Mountain is a good workout with a rewarding vista at the end. Looking forward to exploring more...