Mt. Seymour recreation access management plan

Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC) and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) are developing a Recreation Access Management Plan (RAMP) for high value recreation trails on Mt. Seymour.

Last updated: March 25, 2022

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CMHC lands

CMHC, a federal Crown corporation, owns the majority of public land on Mt. Seymour. The Province of B.C. has partial ownership. On behalf of all parties, RSTBC, is taking on the management role of this area.

The property has a variety of trails for mountain biking, hiking, and equestrians, as well as a section of the Baden Powell Trail that traverses the North Shore. These trails were developed without authorization but are widely used and recognized as valuable public recreation assets. The property has no direct access by road, but trail users gain access from adjacent properties managed by BC Parks, Metro Vancouver, and the District of North Vancouver.

View the CMHC Mt. Seymour recreation area (PDF, 2.8MB)

Developing a management plan

The RAMP will address trails on CMHC lands, and will bring the trail network into a cohesive and well-managed trail system. This includes sections of Baden Powell and Bridle Path trails, as well as trails like Salamander, John Deer, and Good Sir Martin that are wholly located on CMHC lands.

Goals of the plan are to:

  • Establish management zones
  • Describe and classify existing trails
  • Establish a monitoring approach
  • Establish management actions for wayfinding, user conflict management, environmental protection, communication, partnerships and collaboration.
  • Provide RSTBC management direction and the possible use of partnership agreements

Timeline for a plan

Public engagement and stakeholder reviews were completed for the draft plan in fall 2021 through winter 2022. The draft is currently being revised with a goal to have a final plan available in Summer 2022.