On December 7, 2014, a significant rockslide occurred in the Seymour River Canyon approximately one kilometre north of Riverside Drive. This rockslide partially blocked the Seymour River and increased the water level upstream, flooded area trails and the Twin Bridge. For safety purposes, a number of trails were closed and the bridge was removed.
Following the rockslide, Metro Vancouver held public meetings in June of 2015 to present options for new trail connections, share potential upgrades to portions of the existing trail network, and discuss long-range plans for a new pedestrian bridge across the Seymour River. In September 2016, Metro Vancouver hosted the first LSCR Annual Meeting, where the public met with Metro Vancouver staff, discussing various topic areas including the river crossing and trail connections. Metro Vancouver is currently in the process of reviewing detailed plans for these river crossings and trail connections. Bridge design, construction schedule, trail connections, and potential trail closures will be available to the public at the end of January 2017.
Read more on the new bridge via Metro Vancouver: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/consultation/public-consultation/seymour-trail-connections/Pages/default.aspx
Read more via North Shore News : http://www.nsnews.com/news/metro-vancouver-to-replace-twin-bridge-by-end-of-year-1.9713119
As of November 27th Metro Vancouver is implementing a seasonal closure on CBC. Please respect the trail closure signs.
The LSCR is working hard to clear a large number of downed trees throughout the trail network. Trail closures are likely as crews work away at higher priority areas.
Current Trail Closures: Baden Powell, Richard Juryn, Old Growth, Spur 4, Seymour valley Trailway, Homestead, Fisherman’s, Twin Bridges and all East side Trails.
Metro is hosting a public meeting September 24th between 10:00-1:00pm at Cap U Sportsplex.
It will be a drop in format with booths set up where people can get info, ask questions and do activities.
Opportunity for users to hear an update on work completed in 2015/16 and other short and long term plans for the LSCR
Update on Bridge replacement
10 year Trails strategic plan
Learn more about MV watersheds, educations programs and new education facility
Update on rockslide mitigation project for fish passage
The LSCR has begun their 10 Year Trails Strategic Plan with a series of random stratified trailhead survey’s that will run from July 2016 until July 2017. This process ensures representative capture of data across the spectrum of use times, days and seasons. Sampling may also consist of interviews, focus groups, windshield QR codes, and more. Look for the survey team out on the LSCR trailheads for your chance to fill one out!
The LSCR recognizes the importance of trails to the region and the communities close by. The purpose of the Strategic Plan is to provide a comprehensive strategy which will build on past exploration from the Management Plan and 2004 Trails System Strategy, research current trends, and who the users are and their trail use behaviours. The strategy will be developed with input from all user groups in order to strengthen the role and shared responsibility of the public in the improvements and maintenance of the LSCR trail system. Any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
New washroom facility is expected to be completed by Friday April 18th in the LSCR main public parking lot.
Upgrades to Bridle Trail between Fisherman’s and Hyannis are complete.
Dale’s Trail will receive some annual maintenance in mid-April; work will be conducted by a contractor hired by Metro Vancouver. Expect 2 to 3 days for completion of work.
CBC Trail has undergone a safety assessment (by Metro and an external consultant); work will be done to the upper and bottom portions of the trail. There are two un-safe structures that need to be removed. A 24m section at the very top and a 12m section at the very bottom near the Enquist trail junction. The only wood that we will be replaced is across the ditch/creek at the Enquist juncture. The wood used will be taken off of old bridge on Dale’s Trail and recycled.
The opening of CBC will be announced when this work has been completed, please respect the trail closure.
The section of Baden Powell down from Richard Juryn down to stairs is complete. Old line has been decommissioned and restoration will happen in March. Upgrades of Bridle from Hyannis down to Fisherman’s continues. Drainage and surfacing has been updated. Watch for crews and machines in this area. Expected to be completed in March.
We will start Bridle Trail upgrades next week on the section between Hyannis and Fisherman’s. Hyannis users are to expect limited parking by LSCR kiosk for material and minor delays on the trail. Users should expect machines and use caution in this area. Signage has been posted to notify users and appropriate signage and cones will be places during duration of project. We suspect the project will continue into the beginning of March.
Also if you note any downed trees on Metro land please email them at email@example.com
We have received information regarding trail updates and closures from Metro Vancouver. Please send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org