As more people are drawn to the beauty of the Lower Mainland’s North Shore mountains, free vehicle passes will again be required to access Mount Seymour Provincial Park.
Beginning Dec. 15, 2022, free vehicle day-use passes will be required between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. to access the upper mountain parking lots (P1 and Lower P5).
Passes are available to download and print at: reserve.bcparks.ca/dayuse/
Passes can be booked two days in advance of the planned visit.
People can choose between a morning (7 a.m. to noon) or afternoon (noon to 4 p.m.) vehicle pass, or book both a morning and an afternoon pass if they want to stay all day. Those who have a valid ski pass to Mount Seymour Resort do not require a day-use pass.
Since cellphone service may be limited, people will need to print or download a copy of the vehicle pass onto their mobile device before arriving at the park.
Located in North Vancouver, Mount Seymour Provincial Park provides views of Vancouver and facilities for skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and tobogganing. In 2020, more than 1.1 million people visited the park – a 20% increase since 2018, resulting in limited parking spots, as well as congested roads and facilities.
The free vehicle passes are part of a comprehensive strategy to protect nature and improve access to popular provincial parks and trails. People can provide feedback about their experience with day-use passes online: helpshapebc.gov.bc.ca/day-use-pass
The feedback will continue to inform future decisions about day-use passes and visitor management in BC Parks.
For more information about the day-use pass program, visit: https://bcparks.ca/reserve/day-use/