I'm just looking at the Mount Seymour Provincial Park website and I see that: " Overnight parking is permitted in parking lot 1." Based on the parking lot map, that means that anyone who is doing an overnight trip needs to park down at the hairpin corner which is a full 1.7 km away from the trailhead. In recent years, there were a handful of designated overnight parking stalls in Lot 2 and that worked out well. Does anyone know if this new policy was in place in the 2017/2018 season?
January 16, 2018
What are the problems at Mount Seymour Provincial Park?
BC Parks was supposed to implement a west side snowshoe trail from lower lot 5 but it never happened. Part of the problem is that the trail is outside the park in the Lower Seymour Conservancy. It would take inter-agency cooperation. Is that difficult?
BC Parks don't have staff or funds to undertake the planning process at Mount Seymour. Staff is currently working on Pinecone Burke park planning leaving insufficient resources to tackle the massive Mount Seymour planning process. The FMCBC already had a meeting with Jennie Aikman, regional director of provincial parks for southwest B.C. The FMCBC asked that the park master plan, the park use permit for the ski area (PUP 1505) and the ski area development plan be done concurrently. Ms. Aikman agreed.
This information comes from Alex Wallace of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of B.C.
During the winter months the Seymour Mtn road is closed and gated from 10pm to 7am.
Link to a BC Parks discussion paper on parking capacity at Cypress and Mount Seymour Provincial Parks: