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 (uptracks). Both routes begin at the park kiosk at the north end of parking lot 4 nearest 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.
Follow the marker poles (orange bamboo/red plastic). Follow safe practices and carry appropriate gear at all times.
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 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.
Free BC Parks day-use passes may be required to visit during the winter season. For details, see the Reservations section.
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, located at parking lot 2. All restaurants offer a wide selection of meals and refreshments.
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.
For more information on Mt. Seymour Resort visit www.mtseymour.ca or call 604-986-2261.
If you are visiting the backcountry outside of the Mt. Seymour Resort CRA, park in parking lots 1 and 5. See the Mount Seymour Park parking map.
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 2, 3, 4 and 5. For full parking details visit the Mt. Seymour Resort website.
Overnight parking is permitted in parking lot 1. 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 their vehicle.