Trail Closures

Pink Starfish Update

November 21 2016

The NSMBA wishes to inform our community of the following, communication from the District of North Vancouver (DNV).

Pink Starfish has been closed in keeping with the recommendations contained within the 2007 Fromme Mountain Sustainable Trail Use and Classification Plan.

If you have any questions, please email the DNV at , please CC the NSMBA at


CMHC Update



Update: October 28, 2016

via Jane Thornthwaite, MLA North Vancouver Seymour

CMHC and the Province are prepared, as co-owners, to permit reasonable and responsible recreational use of the property. Users are reminded that persons entering this land do so entirely at their own risk, and that the owners are not responsible for any damage or loss to property, or personal injury.

Going forward, CMHC and the Province will work closely together to consider the management of appropriate recreational usages of the property.

Thank you again for your patience!

Metro Updates - December 2016

December 2016

As of November 27th Metro Vancouver is implementing a seasonal closure on CBC. Please respect the trail closure signs.


The LSCR is working hard to clear a large number of downed trees throughout the trail network. Trail closures are likely as crews work away at higher priority areas.


Current Trail Closures: Baden Powell, Richard Juryn, Old Growth, Spur 4, Seymour valley Trailway, Homestead, Fisherman’s, Twin Bridges and all East side Trails.


Fromme Update

Fromme Update:


January 10, 2015

The NSMBA has received a request to inform our membership and the North Shore riding community to cease the use of trails above the 7th switchback.

This request has been reached by a collaborative process between the private land owner, the trail maintainer/builder and the NSMBA.


The trails have been deactivated by the builder.

Please respect the request.  Your collaboration and respect of these closures will benefit the community in the long term.

The NSMBA ask that we all consider the future, as you act in the now.  A harmonious balance between these two states will enable the Shore to be a lasting legacy.  

Thank you for your collaboration,


Vince Beasse

NSMBA President




Seymour River Rockslide Updates



What Happened?

In December 2014, a rockslide occurred in Seymour River Canyon, approximately one kilometre north of Riverside Drive, in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR). The rockslide, which partially blocked Seymour River, is made up of an estimated 50,000 cubic metres of rock – that’s enough rock to fill a 13-story apartment building. As a result of the blockage the water level upstream increased, flooding area trails and the historic Twin Bridge. For safety purposes, both part of Fisherman’s Trail (from Mystery Creek to the Twin Bridge) and Bottletop Trail were closed and the Twin Bridge was removed.

Where are we Now?

To ensure the network of trails offered in Seymour River Canyon continue to be safe and accessible for recreational users from around the region, Metro Vancouver is in the early stages of gathering input on:

        a new pedestrian bridge across Seymour River

        new trail connections

        operational access to east side of Seymour River

Metro Vancouver recognizes the importance of the impacted trails and is committed to working closely with the community to address concerns, discuss options and identify new opportunities for the LSCR trail network in Seymour River Canyon.

What’s Next?

Metro Vancouver wants to hear from you. In June 2015, Metro Vancouver is hosting a public meeting to discuss progress, gather input, listen to feedback and answer questions. Please join us:

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Location: North Shore Ballroom

Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver

700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC

RSVP: If you are interested in attending, please visit to register or call Metro Vancouver’s Information Centre at 604-432-6200.


For More Information

Visit: the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve web page

Call: Your Community Liaison Officer at 604-436-6986

Email: with the subject line “Seymour River Canyon” to sign up for e-updates.




CBC Closed for the Winter

Happy Holidays from CBC!

The CBC trail on Mt. Seymour is now officially closed until the Spring of 2013. The Cove and Okanagan Springs are working hard to reconstruct rotted structures and correct drainage issues with significant ground work through the TAP program. Work will continue pending weather conditions. This week there is a forecast of a cumulative 200+mm of rain.

The NSMBA asks the community for their understanding and support that in order for the new work to continue, and to give the dirt a chance to bed in, riders need to stay off the trail in the wet season.

Click here for a detailed explanation why CBC is closed in the winter.