Tucked between mountains in North Vancouver, Lynn Valley is a lush, pretty neighbourhood thickly bordered by parks and forest.
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, connected to the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, has its own attractions: from fishing at peaceful Rice Lake to trails that link up with this section of the North Shore spiderweb of walkways called the Baden Powell trail.
End of the Line General Store
Be sure to visit the End of the Line General Store, at the top of Lynn Valley Road close to the entrance to Lynn Headwaters. It’s full of historic pictures of the area and local souvenirs. Located at the top of Lynn Valley, this charming general store has a café and deli. Grab a coffee or something to eat before or after your outdoor activity in one of the three parks, which converge only steps away. The store also features local art and souvenirs.
Lynn Canyon Park
Lynn Canyon Park is home to spectacular second-growth rainforest, and offers a range of hiking trails for all abilities. The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge sways high above Lynn Creek, and be sure to check out the informative, interactive displays at the Ecology Centre.
Central Lynn Valley is located at the corner of Mountain Highway and Lynn Valley Road, with a shopping centre and a village plaza with a variety of charming shops.
Lynn Valley Village
Lynn Valley Village is home to Delany’s Coffee House, a popular spot for a coffee and treats. Nearby you will also find Waves Coffee and Starbucks. Restaurants in the Village include Brown’s, Valley Sushi and Papa John’s pizza or grab a Booster Juice. Satisfy your inner foodie at Nourish Market. You can also visit the public library.
Lynn Valley Village hosts the popular Live in Lynn Valley Village free concert on Friday evenings in July and August.
Location: Lynn Valley Village – 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC.
Lynn Valley Centre
At Lynn Valley Centre you will find grocery, produce and liquor stores. The kids will love the unique selection of fun things at Creative Kidstuff Toys. The Red Tulip Gift Gallery is a great place to find unique and stylish gifts. For treats try the Westlynn Bakery. There are a number of brand name fast-food restaurants in and around the mall. If you prefer to sit down and relax while you eat try the Japanese restaurant in the mall or the Black Bear Pub located outside the mall in the parking lot.
Location: 1199 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC.
Getting to Lynn Valley by Bus
The 227 bus leaves from Phibbs Exchange which is close to the Holiday Inn and goes directly to Lynn Canyon Park. The 228 comes up to Lynn Valley via Lonsdale Quay, and stops right across the road from the End of the Line store. The 210 bus come from downtown Vancouver via Phibbs exchange.