Backcountry Access & Hiking on Mount Seymour

MOUNTAIN UPDATE: December 8, 2021: Mt Seymour guests who have pre-purchased or reserved an activity within the Mt Seymour Ski Area will not need a BC Park day-use pass. These activities include downhill skiing and snowboarding, tubing, tobogganing, and snowshoeing within the Mt Seymour Ski Area. Visitors to Mount Seymour Provincial Park who are accessing the provincial park, but have not reserved or purchased an activity from within the Mt Seymour Ski Area, will require a BC Park day-use pass. More info and reservations can be found at

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering backcountry touring equipment rentals. Info HERE.

For more information about Mount Seymour Provincial Park trails, including facilities, access, and trail conditions please visit the following links:

BC Parks - Mount Seymour Provincial Park

Sea To Sky Parks - Mount Seymour Provincial Park

Metro Vancouver - Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (including Dog Mountain)

In the winter all trails located within the Provincial Park and outside of the Mt Seymour Ski Area, are maintained and operated either by Sea to Sky Parks (on behalf of BC Parks) or Metro Vancouver. 

In the winter, some trails such as the Goldie Lake, Flower Lake and Mystery Lake trails, fall under the Controlled Recreation Area maintained by Mt Seymour Resorts Ltd. and require the purchase of a valid Area Pass to access.

Trails that fall outside of our Controlled Recreation Area are accesible in the Winter, but may be subject to capacity and parking restrictions.

Backcountry skiers and snowboarders using the Mt Seymour Ski Area ski runs require a valid area pass

Whatever you like to do in the mountains, is the perfect place to start out on your backcountry safety journey, prepare for taking an Avalanche Canada Training course, or just refresh your knowledge.


The mountainous terrain of Mount Seymour Provincial Park can be extremely rugged and unforgiving. Park visitors accessing any of the terrain in this park should be experienced and properly equipped.

Anyone planning to travel overnight or even for just a few hours, should inform a friend or family member of their intended route and anticipated return time.

A good trip planning form and additional information about what to bring on your trip can be found on the AdventureSmart website.