You may need a free day-use parking pass to visit Mount Seymour Park in the winter. See the day-use passes page for details.
For maps, see park and activity maps.
Before visiting, learn about winter safety in the backcountry.
Winter backcountry trails
Between mid-December and March 31 each year, BC Parks installs two winter backcountry ski-tour routes (up-tracks). Both routes begin at the park kiosk at the north end of parking lot P4, near Mystery Peak chairlift. The latest trail conditions and avalanche hazard ratings are posted at the kiosk. Snowshoers, backcountry skiers, snowboarders, and hikers can use the backcountry trails throughout the season.
Navigate using the marker poles (orange bamboo, red plastic). Follow safe practices and always carry appropriate gear.
The Mount Seymour Backcountry Access Trail takes you to the saddle between first and second pump and offers great views. The trail is 7 km return and the trail rating is moderate to difficult, depending on snow conditions. Return time is three hours on skis, four hours 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 one-and-a-half hours on skis, two hours on snowshoes.
For trail maps, see park and activity maps.
Mt Seymour ski resort
Mt Seymour Resort operates skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and tobogganing within an 81-hectare controlled recreation area (CRA) in Mount Seymour Park.
The resort has 39 runs (12 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, at parking lot 2. All restaurants offer a wide selection of meals and refreshments.
Tobogganing is only allowed in designated areas defined in the CRA, operated by Mt Seymour Resorts Ltd. These areas are located near parking lot 2.
For more information on Mt Seymour Resort, visit www.mtseymour.ca or call 604-986-2261.
If you are recreating within the Mt Seymour Resort CRA, you must have a valid ski lift, snowshoeing, or other Mt Seymour Resort pass. Park in parking lots P2, P3, P4, and Upper P5. For full resort parking details, visit the Mt Seymour Resort website.
If you are visiting the backcountry outside the Mt Seymour Resort CRA, park in parking lots P1 and Lower P5. You may need a free day-use parking pass to use these lots in the winter. Visit the day-use passes page for details.
Overnight parking is allowed in parking lot P1. If you are parking overnight, Mt Seymour Resort requests that you post emergency contact, departure, and expected return information in a visible location on the dashboard of your vehicle.
For maps of the CRA boundaries and parking lots, see park and activity maps.