• Difficulty Easy
  • Time 2 hours
  • Round-Trip 3km
  • Elevation Gain 100 meters
  • Season June - October
  • Camping No
  • From Vancouver 50 minutes
  • Public Transit No
  • Dog Friendly On-Leash

Located on top of Mount Seymour in a scenic forest setting, the trails to Goldie Lake offer a great outdoor hike that is perfect for families to explore.

From the parking area at Mount Seymour, walk to the BC Parks signboard at the far end and orientate yourself with the trails to Goldie and Flower Lakes. Once you have studied the map, walk back towards where the Goldie Rope Tow towers stand, without rope, during the summer season. Walk down the hill, continuing in a straight path, to where the trail enters the forest and continue along the trail to Goldie Lake.

Not long after leaving the ski area you reach a junction that connects to the Flower Lake Loop. Continue along the trail to the left towards Goldie Lake as you enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the occasional sounds of birds in the trees. The trail weaves its way through the forest before reaching a second junction. Go left to start the loop around Goldie Lake. After walking a few minutes, the trail opens up to a scenic view of Goldie Lake nestled between the rocks and forest.

Continue following the trail as it climbs a small hill at the far end of the lake, before descending and crossing a bridge, and following alongside the rocky mountain side. Pick your area to stop and have lunch. Or, to get to the section on the west side of the lake that looks as though its an island, continue around the loop and go right at the first junction before taking another right and walking out onto the gravel area.

After enjoying Goldie Lake, you can either return via the route you arrived to the Mount Seymour Parking area or you can extend your hike to do the Flower Lake Loop. To reach the Flower Lake Loop, walk south to the 4-way junction that sits between too small, unnamed lakes. Check the sign for the directions to Flower Lake and take the route that passes one of the small lakes on your left. This trail is a little less used then the others and can be muddy after a rainfall or in the spring. Weave your way through the forest until you reach Flower Lake on your right.

At the far end of Flower Lake, you can choose to exit the forest to where the ski lifts are, however you will have to hike back up the hill in the ski area. A nicer option is to go right and loop around the entire lake, returning to the junction that connects Flower Lake Loop to the Goldie Lake Trail. Go left at this junction and a few hundred meters later, you reach the junction with the Goldie Lake trail where going left will return you to the parking area.

How to get to Goldie Lake

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
50 minutes

The trails to Goldie Lake start at the top of Mount Seymour in North Vancouver. To get to the Mount Seymour parking lot, drive east to the Trans Canada Highway (Highway #1) and enter the highway heading westbound. Continue across the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge (Second Narrows) and take Exit #22, Mt. Seymour Parkway, shortly after crossing the bridge. At the set of lights, turn right onto Mt. Seymour Parkway and continue along the parkway for about 4km until you reach the traffic lights and small shopping area at Mt. Seymour Road. Turn left onto Mt. Seymour Road and continue straight as the road begins to climb up Mount Seymour for the next 13km. The trail begins near the end of the parking lot, close to the rope tow.

View a map of Driving directions to Goldie Lake.

Traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) and šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam).
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Additional Info

Camping at Goldie Lake

Camping is not permitted at Goldie Lake.

Dogs at Goldie Lake

Dogs are allowed in the Mount Seymour and Goldie Lake area but must be on a leash at all times. Please ensure to pick up after your dog and to keep them under control at all times.

Toilets at Goldie Lake

There are toilet facilities located next to the Mount Seymour parking lot. There are no toilets along the trail to Goldie Lake.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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