Mountain Safety

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The Mountain

Getting Here

winter tire sign



BC Parks trails are open to the public for the Summer, no permit required. Parking is free and available on a first come first served basis. Please be mindful of the lift construction work taking place off the main P4 parking lot. LODGE CHAIRLIFT UPGRADE.

The gatehouse at the entrance to Mount Seymour Provincial Park, at the bottom of the hill, is not in operation May-October, therefore the park is accessible at any time.

Overnight parking permitted in parking lots P1 or P2. The gate above P2 is closed dusk-dawn, but the trails are still accessible on foot. A notice on the dash of your vehicle must be visible stating the owner's name and contact number, emergency contact number, destination & number of hikers/campers, and your expected return date/time. No overnight camping in vehicles



All vehicles accessing Mt Seymour between Oct 1 - Mar 31 must be equipped with winter tires in good condition, showing either the peaked mountain/snowflake symbol or M+S. 

The road to Mt Seymour is a mountain highway plowed and sanded during winter. Be aware that weather and road surface conditions change quickly.

During extreme winter conditions, all-wheel-drive vehicles with the peaked mountain/snowflake symbol tires are required. These requirements are for your safety and other road users.

If your vehicle is not suitable and without appropriate tires for the conditions, Mt Seymour’s Traffic Attendants reserve the right to deny access. We recommend using our shuttle bus service.

Google Maps Directions

Weekend & Holiday Parking (during Winter operation only)

All Mt Seymour guests and season pass holders will need to reserve an 'Arriving by car'  area pass, activity, or reservation if they intend to drive to the resort on weekends & holidays.

Your vehicle will be turned away if you do not have an 'Arriving by car' area pass or reservation. 'Arriving by bus' reservations will not be accepted at the entrance to the parking lots.

Weekday Parking (during Winter operation only)

Season pass holders do not need to reserve parking on weekdays as parking is on a first come first served basis.

Area pass and activity holders will have the option to choose between 'Arriving by car' or 'Arriving by bus' when purchasing. 

Shuttle bus in the snow


** The Mt Seymour Shuttle service is now closed for the season - resuming Winter 2023 **

Keep cars off the road, gas money in your pocket, and the air a little cleaner...

Mt Seymour operates a regular return-journey shuttle bus service during the winter months from Parkgate Community Centre in North Vancouver, and opposite the Rupert Skytrain Station in East Vancouver.

Mt Seymour Full & Value Season Pass holders can use the shuttle bus for free.

Shuttle Bus SchedulE & TICKETS 

Parking Lot Designation

Parking Lot Designations

Mt Seymour Downhill Ski & Snowboard Visitors
P2, P3, P4, Upper P5
Valid area pass or reservation required.

Mt Seymour Snowplay (Tube/Toboggan) Visitors
P2, Lower P5
Valid area pass or reservation 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.

Overflow Parking

Parkgate Overflow Parking

See map for approved residential street parking.

Mt Seymour Shuttle Bus users are not permitted to park in Parkgate Mall, Parkgate Library, Parkgate Community Centre, or the neighboring parking lots at Rupert Station. Please be respectful of both residents and parking by-laws.

Parking can be found on Banff Court, Parkgate Ave, Indian River Road, Anne MacDonald Way, and Parkgate Park (between the hours of 7am and 6pm)

Please also be sure to consider our neighbors and park sensibly in these highlighted areas.

Good to know...

If you have been denied access to the mountain for your pre-purchased activity, you can apply for a reschedule of your visit by filling out the claims web form HERE

All activities within the Mt Seymour Ski Area, including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, and tobogganing should be purchased in advance online, as activities do sell out!