Hiking & Backcountry
Current Status: BC Parks trails are open to the public all year round but a BC Parks permit is required from Dec 15, 2022, to April 15, 2023. Free parking in Parking Lot 5 (P5) and washroom facilities are available in Parking Lot 4 (P4).
For more information about the Mt Seymour Provincial Park trails, including facilities, access, and trail conditions, please visit the following links:
The mountainous terrain of Mt Seymour Provincial Park can be extremely rugged and unforgiving. Visitors accessing the park should be experienced and properly equipped. AdventureSmart is the perfect place to get you started on your outdoor adventures with a raft of knowledge and advice. Learn more at adventuresmart.ca.
Anyone planning a hike or overnight experience should inform a friend or family member of their intended route and anticipated return time.
A good trip planning form and information on what to bring on your trip can be found at adventuresmart.ca.
Whatever you like to do in the mountains, www.avysavvy.avalanche.ca/en-ca is the perfect place to start planning a safe backcountry journey, prepare for taking the Avalanche Canada Training course, or just refresh your knowledge.
All trails located within the Provincial Park and outside of the Mt Seymour Ski Area, are maintained and operated by either Sea to Sky Parks on behalf of BC Parks, or Metro Vancouver.
During 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. During these months, the purchase of a valid Area Pass is required for access to the trails.
Trails that fall outside of our Controlled Recreation Area are still accessible in the Winter but may be subject to capacity and parking restrictions.
Mt Seymour now offers backcountry touring equipment. All backcountry renters must have passed a certified AST-1 Course or be a participant in a certified AST-1 Course. Proof will be required.
Backcountry skiers & snowboarders who return from the backcountry using Mt Seymour Ski Area runs, require a valid lift ticket.