Located in the North Shore, the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) has a diverse landscape of alpine meadows, forested slopes and river floodplain. It is an integral part of our region’s water supply system and it provides important resources to residents and visitors across the region.
Metro Vancouver’s Water departure Department manages the LSCR, to maintain its capacity as a water reserve in conjunction with its recreational, educational, and environmental values. The LSCR features over 100 kilometers of trails with opportunities for a variety of recreational activities for trail users and educational programs for the youth and the public.
Annual Event 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 10 am to 2 pm
Drop by the Main Picnic Area at Rice Lake Gate
Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve
4900 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC
- Get updated on trail improvements, amenity upgrades, and major projects
- Hear about stewardship opportunities and education programs
- Provide your input into a vision for the Rice Lake area
- Learn about where your water comes from and your role in its sustainable use
LSCR Annual Event 2018 Poster
Annual Event 2016
Metro Vancouver held its first annual event on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Capilano University Sportsplex Gym in the District of North Vancouver.
Guests heard updates on facility improvements in the LSCR, listened to developments on the Trail Strategic Plan, discussed stewardship opportunities, and expressed ideas, experiences, and feedback on current and future projects within the reserve. Over the coming months, Metro Vancouver will be reviewing the feedback provided, reporting back via the LSCR E-Newsletter, and determining next steps in the process.
LSCR Annual Event 2016 Panels
LSCR Annual Event 2016 Summary
LSCR Trail Strategy and Trail Upgrades
Metro Vancouver is developing the new LSCR Trail Management Strategy and is currently in the early stages of gathering input from several stakeholders and specific user groups. The new strategy will include a 10-year plan that will enhance the current trail network including trail connections, potential restoration of non-sustainable trails, environmental protection, and improvements to trail user safety. A final plan is expected to be implemented in early 2017.
To maintain the LSCR’s accessibility to trail users and to ensure the long-term sustainability of its natural resources, improvements and upgrades are constantly underway. Some of the existing and future work include:
- Upgrades to public washrooms
- Construction of the LSCR educational facility
- Bridge replacements for the Twin Bridge and Trail Maintenance/Operational Access Bridge. See
Seymour River Canyon Trail Connections for details.
The LSCR has been delivering educational programs such as facility tours, teacher workshops, and watershed tours for students, teachers, and the public since 1989. These programs aim to provide residents the opportunity to learn and see where the region’s water comes from, understand the value of this resource, recognize their connection to it, and become champions for sustainable behaviour change.
Metro Vancouver intends to continue providing exceptional opportunities for learning and would like your input on the current programs as well as ideas for potential educational outreach initiatives and activities.
To learn more about the current park programs, click below.
Metro Vancouver and its partnering non-profit organizations offer stewardship and volunteer opportunities that encourage leadership in sustainability.
Current volunteer opportunities include: