The geology and forest ecology of Lynn Canyon Park

An interpretive nature walk for Nature Vancouver

Sunday February 15th 2015, 10:00 AM
Walk leader & interpreter: David Cook

Meeting location: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre in Lynn Canyon Park, District of North Vancouver
Access: Peters Road which is off Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours.
Difficulty rating: “A” rating i.e. easy path or road with minimal elevation change and minimal hazards.
Terrain: Well groomed trails but with some rooty, rocky and muddy sections. Board walks over the wetland areas and two sets of steep stairways. Suspension bridge to cross twice.
Elevation gain: 60 m (mostly stairs).

Description of event: Walk with geologist/biologist David Cook along some of the trails of Lynn Canyon Park, the largest piece of natural parkland in the District of North Vancouver that follows the valley of Lynn Creek and is a major wildlife corridor between the North Shore mountains and Burrard Inlet. Lynn Creek has cut a deep canyon down into the hard granitic basement rocks in the relatively short time since the ice receded from the area about 12000 years ago. We will see features which will enable us to follow the geological history of the area over the last 100 million years.

Some highlights will be 33,000 to 48,000 year old peat beds, a giant glacial erratic, glacial lake deposits and raised sea-level benches. We will be able to view flood-plain forest at various stages of maturity one of which contains the largest population of Sitka spruce on the North Shore and some old growth Pacific yew trees.

Bring a snack and water and dress for changes in weather.

For additional information contact David at (604)924-0147 or email

OGCS AGM – Wednesday, February 25

West Vancouver Seniors’ Centre (Marine Room)
695 – 21st Street, WEST VANCOUVER
(NW corner of Marine Drive & 21st St)
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. – Meeting 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Adoption of Minutes of February 19, 2014 AGM
Directors’ and Treasurer’s Reports
Election of Directors
Presentation by Bob Sokol, Director of Planning, Land Development and Permits, DWV
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