If you are looking for a walk close to home without the bother of driving and finding parking, try the convenient, close to home, Lynn Valley LINK.
Phase 1 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 to circumnavigate the community of Lynn Valley.
Work has now ended on Phase 2 of the Lynn Valley LINK. You mighthave already noticed the LV LINK logos with arrows that show the routes through Lynn Valley that connect with the perimeter sections of the LV 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)
The LV LINK kiosk installed at Pioneer Park in the heart of Lynn Valley at the corner of Mountain Highway and Lynn Valley Road features the map and is accessible to all at this location. Each kiosk along the LV LINK showcases the LVLINK Route Map and some interesting facts related to the history of Lynn Valley.
At this time one (1) section of the LV LINK is closed. The section that is closed is a portion of the Hastings Creek Trail from 27th Street to where the trail exits south on Hoskins Road. This section has been closed due to soil instability and landslides that threaten the trail. A geotechnical study will take place in 2021 so that safety concerns can be addressed before the trail can be re-opened.
As most will know, the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge was closed because of Covid-19 but now is open to be able to access the other side.
Consult the LV LINK map to choose an alternate route to overcome these and any other closures that may occur. Enjoy your walk!
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.