Lynn Canyon Park [POSTPONED]

Lynn Canyon Park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has grown to 617 acres of second growth forest with most of the trees aged approximately 80 to 100 years old. The park features a suspension bridge that sways 50 meters above the canyon. There is stunning creek and waterfall views and hiking trails through the temperate rainforest. Second growth trees include Western Redcedar, Douglas-fir, and Western Hemlock trees draped with moss. http://lynncanyon.ca/ Trail map: http://bit.ly/xJnwiL

1. Where will we meet?

We will meet at the main entrance to the trail by the Lynn Canyon Café on Peters Road at around 9:45 AM and head out at 10:00 AM sharp. Then we will head towards the Lynn Canyon suspension bridge.

There are two walks to choose from at this point:

  • After the bridge, the trail to the left leads you North West through the park. This is a shorter walk which will lead you to a 30-Foot pool. You may then either reverse your walk back to the suspension bridge and to the parking area, or from the pool there is a very large stairway which will take you to the Pipe Bridge, which crosses the canyon and leads to the North entrance of the park at the top of Lynn Valley Road. If you do not wish to venture this way, return to the bridge the way you came and the trail loops back towards the Lynn Canyon suspension bridge and the Lynn Canyon Café.
  • After the bridge, follow the boardwalk towards the right after the bridge and then follow the trail East to Twin Falls and the Twin Falls Bridge which offers a beautiful view of a waterfall and large pool below. After the bridge there is a hike up many steps and if you are comfortable with hiking tougher terrain, turn left and you can reach the river by climbing down a steep bank (it's quite wet with rocks and roots everywhere), if not, you can turn right and head back up towards the parking area and the Lynn Canyon Café.

Please be warned, this isn't flat easy terrain to walk/hike, there are lots of steep steps, roots and rocks along parts of the trails, and it can be slippery if there has been recent rain. Please consider whether or not you are comfortable with this sort of a walk, especially if you will be carrying gear.

I have a bunch of trail maps printed to hand out to those who would like one.

We will finish up about 12:15 PM and meet at the Lynn Canyon Café for some hot drinks and a snack. http://www.lynnvalleycentre.ca/Lynn%20Canyon%20Cafe.htm

2. What can I shoot?

There is no shortage of subject matter to photograph, wonderful Autumnal forest scenes, river and riverbank landscapes, waterfalls, forest wildlife, lots of macro opportunities as well of mushrooms, moss and other flora.

3. What should I bring?

  • A camera, it doesn't matter if you have a point and shoot camera or a Digital SLR, either one is fine.
  • A tripod (recommended).
  • Wear comfortable warm clothes and good shoes for hiking, be sure you are comfortable.

4. How do I get there?

Here is a great link for directions by car and by bus: http://lynncanyon.ca/directions.html or you can use Google Maps or MapQuest to plan your trip.

Car parking in Lynn Canyon Park is free. You can park in the upper parking lot, or the lower one just past the Café (the Café is in the middle).

I did limit this photowalk to a smaller group as it would be too difficult on the narrow trails with a larger group. If this walk is successful, and there is demand, I may repeat it.

RSVP Protocol - if you RSVP to this event and then can't make it please have the courtesy to change your RSVP so that people on the waiting list will have a chance to participate.

This photowalk will be weather dependent. If it looks like bad weather conditions, I will reschedule.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Katherine


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  • Tara

    It was a great day to be out taking pictures!

    March 19, 2013

  • Stella

    Hi Katherine, I hope you can reschedule this walk very soon...:-)

    March 17, 2013

  • Stella

    Yes, it was gorgeous!!!

    March 17, 2013

  • Geoff D.

    Great guerrilla walk every one! Thanks to Stella, Tom, Tara, and Eugen who took a flier and showed up. The conditions were amazing and I can't wait to see what gets posted!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Geoff D.

    The sun is out and yes it is gorgeous! I am going as well and any one else feel like going we can meet at the start of the trail by the cafe at 9:45. Wear boots just in case.

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Eugen M.

      it so nice outside :)

      March 17, 2013

    • Katherine D.

      Well I hope some of you enjoyed it!! Sorry to have postponed it but I'm glad some of you (the guerrilla meetup) got out anyways!! :-)

      March 17, 2013

  • tom m.

    its going to be a gorgeous morning, i'll be going anyway any one else like me on the wait is welcome to join me

    March 17, 2013

  • Katherine D.

    Sent an email out to let everyone know this walk is postponed.

    March 16, 2013

  • Ivan

    Sorry, I'm gonna pass on this one. You guys have fun! Look forward to all the great pics!

    March 16, 2013

  • Richard W.

    Sorry guys I'm just recovering from surgery so a slippery hike is probably not best for me at this time so I'm giving up my spot.

    March 16, 2013

  • Bhag B.

    Sorry I have to sit this one out. No choice :(

    March 16, 2013

  • Jeanette

    A heads up for those who have to travel through Vancouver the St Patrick's Day Parade is happening tomorrow morning and the Granville Street bridge will be closed from 8am.
    http://www.celticfestvancouver....­

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to backtrack on this, I hope some will enjoy themselves in my place.

    March 16, 2013

  • Alex B.

    Im in dt too:)

    March 15, 2013

  • sharon

    Is anyone willing to carpool? I don't have a car and am looking for a ride. I live in the downtown core. Thanks :)

    March 6, 2013

    • Grant

      Hey Sharon, no problem. I was looking forward to seeing your take on the rainforest, though.

      March 14, 2013

    • sharon

      Next time. I don't mind a little dampness, but with all this rain, it's going to be more like a swamp.

      1 · March 15, 2013

  • sharon

    Ok. I'm out. As much as I really want to go, the rain (and mud) will keep me away. I hope there will be another one! Cheers!

    March 14, 2013

  • Katherine D.

    Why is there always heavy rain the week before I post this event?!! Will update everyone the evening before whether it's a go or not.

    2 · March 14, 2013

  • Sherry and C.

    I have dislocated my shoulder so I am cancelling so someone else can take my place
    Thx
    Sherry

    March 12, 2013

  • Ryan H.

    School work is starting to pile up so I wont be in attendance. but cant say I wont spend a day up in the Canyon on my own

    March 12, 2013

  • SiuYin

    Hi Katherine, Sunday is a bit away, but it is forecast to rain that day, just wondering when do you decide if the walk is a go or to be postponed? Thanks.

    March 12, 2013

    • Katherine D.

      Because the start time is in the morning, I'll send out an email the night before if it will be postponed yet again.

      March 12, 2013

  • Nancy

    Not too sure how I got bumped to the waitlist as originally I showed as going. Oh well. Next time.

    March 11, 2013

    • Katherine D.

      Nancy you're still welcome to come. Not sure what happened.

      March 11, 2013

    • Nancy

      I've got a feeling there will be an awful lot of people showing up to this one. I catch the next one. I'll pay attention a bit more closely next time. Thanks Katherine. I am sure if this one is popular, which it appears to be so, that you will be doing this one again, so I'll catch it next time.

      March 11, 2013

  • Riam

    look forward to join

    March 11, 2013

  • Roger L.

    That's the St. Patrick Day. I'll be volunteering as a photographer. Hope you all have fun. :)

    March 11, 2013

  • Judy W.

    Can I still join if I'm on wait list ?

    March 8, 2013

    • Jack Z

      It is a public park.

      1 · March 8, 2013

  • Eugen M.

    62 People waiting :D thats worth to do at least 2 meet ups

    1 · March 2, 2013

    • Rob

      ... and I would join you'

      1 · March 2, 2013

    • Katherine D.

      Like your pic Rob, looks familiar! ;-)
      Enyon, with a photo walk this limited, everyone who RSVP'd should show up or take themselves off the wait list. Like I said, if this is a popular walk, and it looks like it is, I will post more in future so others can have a chance.

      March 2, 2013

  • Martin T.

    Looks good but waitlist is just too big...this is one Ill
    have to do solo... :-)

    1 · February 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We should start our own subversive guerrilla meetup group

      4 · February 24, 2013

    • Neil L.

      On a day like today, would that make it " guerrillas in the mist"? < new name suggestion!>

      1 · March 2, 2013

  • Jane and Peter Y.

    We are new members. Normally, how quickly do you have to sign up after seeing the invitation? I thought I was pretty quick!

    February 20, 2013

    • Katherine D.

      Hi Peter and Jane, They can fill up in less than a day, faster if it's limited to smaller group like this one.

      February 21, 2013

    • Neil L.

      These fill up very fast depending on the popularity of the site AND the leader ! ;-)

      February 23, 2013

  • Beck

    Hey Katherine! Just curious as to why this Photowalk has been limited to just 25 spots? Previously we have had up to 50 people able to attend. We already have almost 60 people on the Wait List! Any chance you can open up more spots for others to attend? Lynn Valley is a pretty big place ;-) Cheers!!

    1 · February 20, 2013

    • Confusion C.

      Generally, only about 25 people show up anyways, regardless of a 30 or 80 people limit. :p

      February 20, 2013

    • Katherine D.

      Hi Beck, I limited this walk for several reasons. If it's successful I will post it again with a better idea of what a good number of people is. As of right now, I'm keeping it to a minimum number.

      February 21, 2013

  • Jane and Peter Y.

    My husband, Peter, and I will attend. I registered as a couple. Hope that was okay. Jane

    February 20, 2013

  • James J.

    Late again.

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Nancy

    I will look forward to this

    February 19, 2013

  • Nancy J.

    Looking forward to this event.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you then.

    February 19, 2013

  • James B.

    Pray for Sun!

    5 · February 19, 2013

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