SEYMOUR RIVER CANYON TRAIL CONNECTION UPDATE
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.
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 www.trailconnections.eventbrite.ca 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: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Seymour River Canyon” to sign up for e-updates.