- Difficulty Easy
- Time 1 hour
- Round-Trip 1.5km
- Elevation Gain 65 meters
- Season year-round
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 30 minutes
- Public Transit Yes
- Dog Friendly Yes
Twin Falls is a short, popular hike in North Vancouver that crosses the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge and follows Lynn Creek down river before crossing a wooden bridge and looping back on the opposite side of the canyon. While the route is rated as easy compared to many hikes, there is still a significant change in elevation and it is recommended to bring water and be in decent physical shape.
From the parking area near the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, cross the free suspension bridge and admire Lynn Creek far below. The bridge sits about 50-meters above the creek and was built in 1912 to connect trails on both sides of the canyon.
After crossing the suspension bridge, go right at the junction and then right at a second junction to Twin Falls. The route follows the Baden Powell Trail as it makes its way through a scenic forest, lush with lichen, moss, and other sensitive ecology that are common in west coast rainforest areas. The trail begins to descend quickly through a series of stairs and switchbacks. Make your way to the bottom and follow the route as it continues.
A final set of wooden steps ends on a rock with a wooden bridge ahead where you can see Twin Falls from above. Walk onto the bridge and enjoy the view of the falls below. There is another view of the waterfall down stream that you can reach by following the trail near the fence as it heads down a steep hill with lots of tree roots.
Please do not cross the fence. Stay on the trail side of the fence as the cliffs are steep and the area has several pools that contain dangerous undercurrents. Unfortunately, there have been many people killed over the years in the canyon and we therefore do not recommend swimming in the canyon.
After you have enjoyed the area, make your way back to the wooden bridge above Twin Falls and cross to the other side. Start your hike up the steep set of stairs that pass through multiple switchbacks, taking time to catch your breath and enjoy the scenic views. Once at the top, go right and follow the trail as it continues back up hill. The trail veers left and makes a final ascent back up to the parking lot area. Depending on where you parked, you may have to walk up the parking lot further towards the Ecology Centre to the parking lot near the entrance of the park.
How to get to Twin Falls
Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
To drive to Lynn Canyon from downtown Vancouver, drive north and turn onto East Cordova heading east bound. Continue as it turns into Powell Street and then eventually Dundas Street. At the traffic light at Nanaimo Street, turn left and follow Nanaimo as it veer right onto McGill Street. Continue along McGill Street and merge onto Highway #1 heading northbound across the Second Narrows Bridge (Iron Workers Memorial Bridge).
After crossing the bridge, take Exit #21: Mountain Highway. Turn right onto Mountain Highway and drive up the hill, following Mountain Highway towards Lynn Valley. At the intersection with Lynn Valley Road, turn right and drive up Lynn Valley Road. Watch for signs to Lynn Canyon and turn right onto Peters Road. Drive along Peters Road to the end, where it veers left and into a parking lot area. Make sure to park in a designated parking spot.
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Transit Access to Twin Falls
The easiest transit option to Lynn Canyon from downtown Vancouver is by taking the Seabus from Waterfront Station to North Vancouver. After crossing the harbour, take Bus #228: Lynn Valley. After sitting on the bus for about 25-minutes, exit the bus at Lynn Valley Road and Peters Road. If you are not certain of the stop, ask the bus driver to stop at "Lynn Canyon".
After exiting the bus, walk along Peters Road to the end as continue past the parking area into the park. The trail begins across from the Ecology Center where the suspension bridge is.
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