Sunday Snowshoeing to First Peak of Mt. Seymour

  • January 26, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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What: Snowshoeing to First Peak of Mt. Seymour

(This is not a beginners snowshoe.  You must have snowshoed before)


Region: North Shore
Difficulty: Intermediate (You must be moderately fit and have snowshoed before)
Time: Maximum 4 hours depending on pace, and breaks
Pace: Moderate, but NOT slow! (You must be able to keep up with the group)
Distance: It is 7 km (return) to the 1st peak

Meeting place: We will meet in front of A&W in the Parkgate Village Shopping Centre, north west corner of Mount Seymour Parkway & Mount Seymour Road (1133 Mount Seymour Road). We will carpool there. Drivers: having snow tires is important.

Getting from the A&W to Seymour Mountain: It is very easy to get to A&W at Parkgate Shopping Centre by public transit.  From there, if you don't have a ride, you can get the shuttle bus to Seymour:

Once at the mountain: We will meet at the restaurant (Grill Works) with our snowshoes, gaiters, etc. and start the snowshoe FROM the restaurant.












Please come prepared to the snowshoe with:

1. Hiking Boots (Water-proof recommended)

2. Rain Gear (Water-proof/resistant jacket, pants and gators)

3. Layered Clothing

4. Touque, water-proof gloves, scarf

5. Plenty of water (1-2 Litres)

6. Snack (Sandwich, Fruit, Nuts, Energy Bars etc)

7. Poles

8. Snowshoes

9. Basic First-Aid Kit

10. Camera

11. 10 Essentials

12. Hot Chocolate or Tea


From Highway #1, head north over the Ironworkers Memorial (Second-Narrows) Bridge in the middle lane. Take the third exit after the bridge (#22a), signed as Mount Seymour Parkway. Turn right onto Mount Seymour Parkway almost immediately and follow it 4.4 km before turning left onto Mount Seymour Road. Follow Mount Seymour Road as it winds it's way up the mountain. Drive to the end of the large parking lot at the end of the road.


In consideration of the environment and high cost of fuel, it is recommended that we carpool whenever possible.

While the group does not endorse any formal policy, it is typically suggested that passengers offer the driver $5.00 per hour of driving.  However, private arrangements between passenger(s) and driver may be made ahead of time. Please note in your RSVP whether you can offer a ride or need a ride, and where you will be coming from. Passengers, please ensure you show up on time and bring an extra bag for muddy footwear and clothing.

***PLEASE NOTE: We are a group composed of volunteers. We are not a professional organization. As such, each of us is responsible for our own safety and well-being during an event. However, as a group of friends, we make an effort to look out for one another to the best of our ability.


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  • Stoyana D.

    Thank you Renee for pulling us out of our "bear dens" into this gorgeous day on the mountain

    1 · January 26

    • Renee

      You are welcome, Stoyana. You pulled me out of my den too. :)

      January 26

  • Renee

    It was a 3 -person hike: myself, Stoyana and Rebecca. The small group gave me the opportunity to get to know two people with very interesting backgrounds. :)

    January 26

  • Renee

    I could carpool from the A&W, and have room for 3. Let me know if you need a ride.

    January 24, 2014

    • Rebecca

      Thanks Renee. I have a car but no snow tires so I may take you up on offer:)

      January 25, 2014

    • Renee

      Hi Rebecca. I will save a seat for you.

      January 25, 2014

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