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Total number of campsites
Total reservable frontcountry sites: 1
Total groupsites: 1
Group camping

There is one group campsite at this park which can be reserved. This group site is not available for booking during the winter season, due to high visitor volumes and snow conditions.
The group campsite is a short 50m walk from parking lot #1. The site offers a pit toilet, large group shelter with wood stove, five picnic tables, and a single outside group fire pit. Drinking water is available. All wood must be brought in by the party or purchased from Mt. Seymour Resorts. 

Youth group camping charges per night are $1 per person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. Read the youth group policy about criteria for youth groups. 

Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $80.00 per group site per night, plus $5 per adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1 per child (6-15). Children under 6 are free.
Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is permitted North of Brockton Point. Specific sites are not designated. Campers should choose locations carefully to avoid environmental damage. Open fires are not permitted. Currently, camping fees are not being collected.

Winter camping

The group campsite is available year-round for walk-in camping.

Specific sites are not designated. Campers should choose locations carefully to avoid environmental damage and be prepared for all weather conditions. Open fires are not permitted in the backcountry. Currently, backcountry camping fees are not being collected.

Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Picnic areas

This park has five day-use and picnic areas:

Old Buck trailhead

This is not a picnic area. This day-use area provides parking for the lower mountain trails. It is a popular spot to go on a mountain bike ride or walk your dog. Trails from this spot are varied in length and continue to the top of the mountain. A pit toilet is provided as well as an information board, park map and park brochures. It is located near the park entrance on the west side of the road.

Baden Powell trailhead

This area provides parking for about seven vehicles to access the Baden Powell trail. There are two picnic tables located under the forest canopy on the east side of the road. There is one pit toilet that is wheelchair-accessible, however there is a steep incline that may require assistance. An information kiosk contains a park map.

Vancouver picnic area

The Vancouver picnic area is a nice spot to have an afternoon picnic. There are three tables available as well as a pit toilet and park information shelter. Access to the Mushroom parking lot trail as well as the old buck access trail start here. Many people begin their mountain biking day from this parking lot. On a nice weekend day, this area may be very busy.

Deep Cove lookout

Deep Cove lookout is a popular destination for great views west toward the Fraser Valley and Mount Baker. There is access to the upper mountain trails from this area via perimeter trail as well as access to the Upper Old Buck trail. Facilities include a pit toilet, park information shelter and parking for approximately 15 vehicles. No tables.

Mount Seymour trailhead

Located at the end of Mount Seymour road, this trailhead offers access to upper mountain trails. The park information kiosk contains a map, summer and winter trail updates and, in the winter, an avalanche advisory bulletin. The park information kiosks are at the base of the controlled recreation area (CRA) operated by Mt. Seymour Resorts Ltd. Flush toilets are available as well as a cafeteria, telephone and change rooms. In the summer months, picnic tables are set in a grassy area just north of the parking lot. Visitors during the winter season (November to April) who are not using the CRA but wish to enjoy the backcountry are required to park in parking lots 1 and 5. Overnight parking is permitted in parking lot 1.

Pit or flush toilets
Pit and flush toilets are located throughout the park.

Campfires are not permitted within the backcountry. Camp stoves may be used instead. Campfires are only permitted at the group campsite, please use the campfire ring provided and bring your own firewood. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act ). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented.


In-depth visual planning resources to help hikers make informed decisions and stay safe along Mount Seymour Trail.

Mount Seymour Park has 14 hiking trails of varying lengths and difficulty. Trail maps are available at the information board at the Old Buck parking lot near the park’s entrance, at the north end of parking lot 4 and at the Baden-Powell parking lot. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. In addition, winter trails are created annually.


There are no lifeguards on duty.


Elsay Lake can be fished but is not stocked. Access is by the Elsay Lake trail only. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must must hold a valid fishing licence.

Interpretive programs

Mt. Seymour Resorts Ltd. offers interpretative spring, autumn and summer programs for both adults and children.

For prices and availability, please contact Sea to Sky Parks:


Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in park buildings. Signs are posted and fines are issued for pets off their leash. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.


Mountain biking is permitted only on designated trails within the park boundary. These trails are shown on the park brochure or on the kiosks at each day-use area. It is the responsibility of the rider to know whether the trail they are riding is legal. Fines are issued for riding illegal trails.

There are many mountain bike restricted trails: opper old buck access trail, Mount Seymour main trail, perimeter trail, Goldie Lake trail, Flower Lake trail, Mystery Lake trail, Old Cabin trail, Dinky Peak trail, and any other trail that is not specifically designated for mountain bike use. Bike helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.


Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are permitted on signed or designated trails within Mount Seymour Park, provided they meet the definitions and criteria for e-bike use as outlined in the BC Parks cycling guidelines.

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is permitted on the Old Buck trail from the Old Buck parking pot to the Historic Mushroom parking lot. However, horse use is not recommended because of high mountain bike use.

Winter recreation

Winter trails

Between mid-December and March 31st each year, BC Parks put out two backcountry ski trails within the park. Both trails begin at the park kiosk located at the North end of parking lot #4 nearest Mystery Peak Chairlift. At the kiosk, the latest trail conditions and Avalanche Hazard ratings are posted. Snowshoers, backcountry skiers, snowboarders and hikers use the backcountry trails throughout the season. Passes or permits are not required to use the BC Parks Backcountry access.

The Mount Seymour Backcountry Access trail takes you to the saddle between 1st and 2nd pump and offers great views. Trail length is 7km return. Trail rating is moderate to difficult depending on snow conditions. Return time is 3 hrs on skis, 4 hrs on snowshoes.

The First Lake trail has very little elevation gain, and loops out to the lake, then intersects with the Mount Seymour trail to bring you back down to the parking lot. This trail is rated easy to moderate depending on snow conditions. Return time is 1.5 hrs on skis, 2 hrs on snowshoes.

Backcountry travellers are encouraged to follow the bamboo marker poles with orange paint on top. Follow safe practices and carry appropriate gear at all times.

Learn about winter safety in the backcountry before visiting.

Mount Seymour ski resort

Mt. Seymour Resorts Ltd. operates skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and tobogganing within a Controlled Recreation Area (CRA) in Mount Seymour Park under a park use permit. The resort is comprised of 39 runs (12 of which are lit for night skiing), dedicated snowshoe trails and five parking lots.

The resort has one high speed quad chair, two double chairs, and a beginner-friendly magic carpet, offering a wide range of terrain. Ski and snowboard school, snowshoe tours and ski and snowboard rentals are also available. The Resort has a licensed restaurant and cafeteria in the Three Peaks Lodge, located at parking lot 4, and a café in the Enquist Lodge, located at parking lot 2. All restaurants offer a wide selection of meals and refreshments. For more information on Mt. Seymour Resorts Ltd. visit or call 604-986-2261.


Winter parking designations are in effect from November to April. Visitors accessing the backcountry, outside of the Mt. Seymour Resorts Ltd. CRA, are required to park in parking lots 1 and 5. Overnight parking is permitted in parking lot 1. Mt. Seymour Resorts Ltd. requests that all those parking overnight post emergency contact, departure and expected return information in a visible location on the dashboard of their vehicle. Click to view winter parking designations. 

Visitors using recreation services within the CRA are required to have a valid area pass (e.g., lift tickets and snowshoe trail passes) and can park in parking lots 2, 3, 4 and 5. (See location and maps).

Tobogganing is only permitted in the designated areas defined in the CRA operated by Mt. Seymour Resorts Ltd. These areas are located near parking lot 2.