If you are tired of the crowds at Lynn Canyon
Park or on some of the other North Shore’s more popular trails, try the Lynn
The first phase of the Lynn Valley LINK, a project initiated by the LVCA
opened in September 2017. Phase 1 of the Lynn Valley LINK is a route that uses existing
trails and streets that circumnavigate the neighbourhoods of Lynn Valley.
Work has commenced on the Phase 2 LINK routes and will be completed in a couple of months. You may see posts with the LV LINK logos and arrows to show the routes through Lynn Valley and connecting with the circumference sections of the LINK.
The final map showing the connecting LV LINK routes through Lynn Valley has been finalized and is now available on the LVCA website to download as a PDF. (see link at the bottom of this post)
Check out the 6th and final LV LINK kiosk that has just been
installed at Pioneer Park in the heart of Lynn Valley at the corner of Mountain
Highway and Lynn Valley Road. Each kiosk
showcases the LV LINK Route Map and
some interesting facts related to the history of Lynn Valley.
Watch for information in the next few months as
these routes are improved and the Lynn Valley LINK logo and signage identifies these new connections to the
existing Lynn Valley LINK.
The Lynn Valley LINK is to showcase the depth and breadth of existing trails and provide an overview of the trail network in Lynn Valley by focusing on the connections around and through the community.
The LINK will connect existing circumference trails in Lynn Valley such as the Baden Powell and Power Line Trails, and will feature alternative routes from these trails to bring both residents and visitors to the restaurants and commercial centre.
The Lynn Valley LINK Committee, composed of DNV Parks staff and LVCA members, wants to update the trail’s supporters and the Lynn Valley public with the progress to date on the previously named Lynn Valley Loop Trail. The LINK was approved by DNV Council in 2016 and work has been progressing steadily since to make the LINK a reality.
The project has been divided into two phases:
2017 – Phase 1: Connecting Perimeter Trails around Lynn Valley.
2018 – Phase 2: Connecting Trails through Lynn Valley.
The Phase 1 Perimeter Trail is mostly in place. The only outstanding area to be finalized is in the northwest area where the LV LINK comes off the Baden Powell Trail and then joins up with the Power Line Trail. A suitable route is being determined that will not conflict with the heavy mountain bike use and trails in the northwest area.
Kiosk signage at five main staging and parking areas have been designed by the DNV and the LVCA is providing historical content that will reflect some of the history of the various areas of Lynn Valley. Suitable photos are being selected from the North Vancouver Archives.
Trail signage will feature the LINK logo and is easily consistent and distinguishable from other trail signage. Current trail signage will remain. Parks employees expect to have the LINK perimeter trail signage in place by the end of summer 2017.
While the current budget will get the project started, the committee is also working on fundraising for the Lynn Valley LINK.
On May 13, 2017 the annual Lynn Valley Park Project will focus on the Power Line section (near Mountain Highway) of the LINK that needs restoration.