Cypress Provincial Park
Cypress Provincial Park is located on Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, about a 25 minute drive from downtown Vancouver.
On your way up Cypress Mountain, be sure to stop at the Barrett’s View lookout about two thirds of the way up the mountain. At this lookout you can get amazing views of the city and area, so make sure to bring your camera!
Further up the mountain you will discover the hiking trails on Cypress mountain. Toward the end of Cypress Bowl Road you can stop by and take a picture at the Olympic Rings, an historical landmark from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter games.
Hiking on Cypress
Cypress Provincial Park contains many summer and winter hiking trails for enthusiasts of all abilities.
The Yew Lake trail is a popular, which features a flat, accessible, flat hiking trail along meadows. Within 10-15 minutes you will reach Yew Lake, which is surrounded by pristine wilderness and the North Shore mountains. The Eagle Bluff trail is a more challenging hike, and it will take at least two and a half hours. The trail leads Eagle Bluff with and elevation 3500 feet you can enjoy great views of Vancouver, Howe Sound and beyond.