Tours of Old-Growth Areas In West Vancouver

This year the Old Growth Conservancy Society formally changed its Constitution to expand its activities to include old-growth forest throughout West Vancouver. We therefore have started a new series of tours this year displaying other old-growth forest areas. There are 3 dates available this fall, each with a different tour. Email your preferred date to and we’ll reserve a place for you. Typically the tours fill up quickly.

Sunday, Sept.23 – Lighthouse Park – Meet at the top of the parking lot at the main trailhead at 10:00 am

Sunday, Sept.30 – Nelson Canyon Park to Whyte Lake – Meet at Nelson Canyon Parking lot at the trailhead at 10:00 am

Sunday, Oct 7 – Brother Creek Trail – Meet at the Brothers Creek Fire Access Road trailhead off Millstream at 10:00 am

We will attempt to organize carpooling to assist transportation but telephone numbers must be provided to participate. Tours can take up to 3 hours and you should bring a snack and water to enjoy the experience.

Much of the tour is on-trail but some trails may be steep so basic fitness for hiking is required, especially for the Brothers Creek hike which is much longer. Sturdy footwear, long pants and a long-sleeve shirt (for brush and bugs) are recommended. Please bring water, something to eat and optionally a hiking pole for stability. A release of liability will be provided and must be signed before the tour.

Unfortunately, children under the age of 10 and dogs cannot be accommodated. Tours may be rescheduled due to unfavourable weather..Only extreme rain events will result in cancellation but no tour will proceed if there are high winds,