Admission by donation: Suggested donation $2

The Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre is located in Lynn Canyon Park at the end of Peters Road in North Vancouver.


Open Summer: 7 am to 9 pm

Open Spring and Fall: 7 am to 7 pm

Open Winter: 7 am to 6 pm


Open: 10 am to 5 pm on weekdays and noon to 4 pm on weekends from October to May.

Open: 10 am to 5 pm from June to September.

Closed: December 25, 2017. Reopening January 2, 2018.

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The Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre is a District of North Vancouver Parks Department facility.

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What's Happening Next at the Ecology Centre?

Ecology Centre NatureKids Winter Bird Count

For children ages 5 to 13

Sunday, December 10, 2017. 1 pm to 2:30 pm.

Maplewood Conservation Area, 2645 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

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One chickadee, two varied thrushes, and a partridge in a pear tree? It’s almost winter, and that means that it’s time to count birds. Join local birder Cara Goggs and Karen Devitt from Bird Studies Canada to visit Maplewood Mudflats and learn how to scan the skies and the bushes for winter birds. This bird count has happened every year since 1900! Visit Maplewood Mudflats, a unique intertidal mudflat on the North Shore. We'll meet at the covered area next to the trail entrance.

The Ecology Centre

The Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre is the premiere place to begin your exploration of Lynn Valley's temperate rainforest. Learn about local natural history and environmental concerns through interactive nature exhibits and workshops and get park information and maps before heading out to enjoy Lynn Creek and our beautiful hiking trails.

Shopping for Unique Gifts?

What better way to get your shopping done? Enjoy a relaxing walk in the rainforest, feel the thrill as you cross the suspension bridge 60 metres over Lynn Creek, and finish up with a look around the Ecology Centre and our gift shop. You'll be able to find unique gifts for everyone and avoid the crowds downtown or at the malls.

Bus Parking Fees

Buses require permits in Lynn Canyon Park. Bus drivers can purchase their parking permits at the Ecology Centre. The 2017 bus fees are:

Bus parking fees are a flat rate. No tax will be added at the till.

* Bus parking fees are waived for groups registered in Ecology Centre programs. Bus drivers must come into the Ecology Centre and pick up the free parking permit to display in the bus window.

Lynn Canyon Cafe Information

The Lynn Canyon Cafe is closed for the winter. For questions and inquiries contact The Butler Did It Catering at 604-739-3663.