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This is an open letter to Mt Seymour Resort (from Mick Bailey)   Readers, please feel free to SHARE it so that a respectful discussion can occur and a workable solution can be reached. To begin with, we must raise awareness or this problem will likely continue  This regards an issue that has been smouldering within the hiking, skiing and climbing community for the better part of the last decade... When someone shows up early to access Mt Seymour for a sunrise hike or a...

Mount Seymour Parking 2017/2018

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? Public parking. The public is relegated to parking in winter in lower lot 5, which is about one kilometer from the hiking trailhead. They must walk up the busy road to reach the trailhead. There is no other route. Provincial park master plans are supposed to be revised every 5 years. The Mount Seymour master plan is 34 years old and out of date. Half the ski area is not within the CRA boundary. Some of the runs are...

Backcountry Parking regulations

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: CypressSeymourDiscussionPaperParkingCapacity-2014-08.pdf

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