Lynn Canyon Park — Scenic hiking trails amidst a lush rainforest

Lynn Canyon Park in North Vancouver, British Columbia, is part of a luxuriant temperate rainforest. The park contains an informative Ecology Centre, a breathtaking suspension bridge, and several beautiful hiking trails along a pristine river.

During the last decades of the 19th century the conifer forests on the mountains located north of the Burrard Inlet were logged for timber exports to eastern Canada, the United States and Europe. Most of the giant ancient trees (Douglas fir and Pacific red cedar), many as old as 1,000 years, disappeared and were reduced to stumps. Secondary forest growth, favored by moderate temperatures, abundant rainfall, and protective measures, led to the lush vegetation that currently covers the mountains around the Valley of the Lynn River and Lynn Canyon Park in North Vancouver, B.C.

Besides the beautiful views of the rain forest and numerous waterfalls and lagoons along the steep river, one of the main attractions of the park is the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge. The bridge is 48 meters long and hangs at a height of 50 meters above the waters of the river. Lynn Canyon Park has an Ecology Centre focusing on the local ecosystem and on educating people about local and global environmental concerns.

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