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Snowshoeing at Mount Seymour in Vancouver

North Vancouver, British Columbia

Details

Distance

5 miles

Elevation Gain

1476.4 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Danielle Leroux

Stunning views and relatively easy access to backcountry from downtown Vancouver. Generally less busy than Grouse or Cypress Mountain.

Option 1: First Peak

On a cold and rainy day this past January, I paid a visit to Mount Seymour for some snowshoeing. My friends and I planned to hike up to First Peak, but as we got closer to the backcountry the conditions worsened. We made it as far as Brockton Point before turning back. The trail is beautiful nonetheless and offers different views from Grouse Mountain and Cypress Mountain. Full trail directions can be found here.

If you plan to snowshoe at Mount Seymour, I suggest going early in the day or checking out the mountain’s Twitter account first. It gets very busy in the winter with skiers and snowboarders so parking and traffic can be a problem.

Option 2: Dog Mountain

A great trail any time of the year if you’re looking for a shorter hike (2.2 km) with good views. Full trail directions can be found here.

Full recap and photos here: http://wildcoasttales.com/2017/03/13/snowshoeing-in-vancouver-part-three-mount-seymour/

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Features

Snowshoeing
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Forest
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Scenic

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