Outbound Collective logo

Snowshoeing at Mount Seymour in Vancouver

North Vancouver, British Columbia



5 miles

Elevation Gain

1476.4 ft

Route Type



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/

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app


Easy Parking


Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


Hike Mount Seymour to First Peak

Hike and Camp on Mt. Seymour

Snowshoe Mt. Seymour

Snowshoe Dog Mountain

Hike to Mystery Lake

Hike Dog Mountain, BC