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Hiking & Backcountry

Current Status (May-October 2023): 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. Overnight vehicle parking is permitted in parking lots P1 or P2 for those who are accessing the backcountry. Staying overnight in vehicles or camping in P1 or P2 is NOT permitted. The gate above P2 is closed dusk-dawn, but the trails are still accessible on foot.

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

BC Parks

Sea to Sky Parks

Dog Mountain

CANADA WEST MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

Mt Seymour in the Fall

Be Prepared

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. If parking overnight, be sure to put a note on your dash with your anticipated return date and a contact phone number.

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.

WINTER: NOVEMBER-APRIL

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, and for the past 2 winters have required a BC Parks parking permit mid-December to mid-April.

SUMMER: MAY-OCTOBER

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.