Mount Seymour Provincial Park
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Hikers flock to the 3,508-hectare (8,670-acre) Mount Seymour Provincial Park, 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) northeast of downtown. The park lies off Mount Seymour Parkway, which splits east off the TransCanada Highway just north of Burrard Inlet.
The long and winding access road to the park climbs steadily through an ancient forest of western hemlock, cedar, and Douglas fir to a small facility area at an elevation of 1,000 meters (3,300 feet). From the parking lot, trails lead to the summit of 1,453-meter (4,770-foot) Mount Seymour; allow one hour for the two-kilometer (one-way) trek.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition