Road & Parking Info

Mount Seymour Road is a mountain highway and extreme weather can exist at any time.

M+S or Winter Tires

The road is plowed and sanded however weather and road conditions change quickly. M+S or Winter Tires in good condition or chains are required between October 1 and March 31.

For your safety and the safety of others using Mt Seymour Road, if your vehicle does not have appropriate tires, Mt Seymour Traffic & Ground Attendants reserve the right to turn you around on the road regardless of the type of vehicle you drive or whether or not you have an activity scheduled.

Traffic Stop

When both the provincial park and Mt Seymour Ski Area parking lots are near or at capacity, Mt Seymour will hold traffic at the 3.5 km mark on Mount Seymour Road, with vehicles being released at regular intervals. The stop is implemented to ease congestion within the parking lots and to efficiently manage the flow of traffic in and out of the park.

If your vehicle does not have appropriate tires, and to avoid delays on the road, we recommend that you use the Mt Seymour Shuttle Bus from either Parkgate Community Centre or opposite the Rupert Skytrain Stop in East Vancouver.

Winter Parking Designations

Parking at Mt Seymour is free but we'd rather you use our shuttle but service to keep cars off the road, money in your pocket and the air a little cleaner. The following parking designations apply during our peak periods on weekends and holidays from December to April, when parking spaces are often in high demand.

Map of winter parking designations at Mt Seymour

  • Mt Seymour Downhill Ski & Snowboard Visitors
    • P2, P3, P4, Upper P5
    • Valid area pass required.
  • Mt Seymour Snowplay (Tube/Toboggan) Visitors
    • P2, Lower P5
    • Valid area pass required.
  • Snowshoe and Backcountry Visitors
    • Lower P5 & P1 with overnight parking permitted in P1.

To assist BC Parks and their visitors, Mt. Seymour Resorts Ltd. has created and maintains a groomed pathway on the west side of the road from Parking Lot 1 to the First Lake/Dog Mountain trailhead. This wide pathway allows backcountry users to safely access the backcountry trails.