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Lynn Canyon Park in North Vancouver - Great place to live!

Lynn Canyon Park
 is a municipal park in the District of North VancouverBritish Columbia. When the park officially opened in 1912 it was only 12 acres (4.9 ha) in size, but it now encompasses 617 acres (250 ha). The park has many hiking trails of varying length and difficulty. The Baden-Powell Trail passes through the park crossing over theLynn Canyon Suspension Bridge.

The Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre features interactive exhibits about British Columbia's natural history and local and global environmental issues. Opened in 1971, the building is designed to resemble a dogwood blossom, the official flower of the province. The Centre offers environmental education programs for schools, groups, families and adults.

The park is a second growth forest, with the most of the oldest trees being 80-100 years old. Evidence of logging in the area can be found in the many large stumps, complete with springboard notches. Cliff jumping is popular with Lynn Valley youth in the summer.

The television series Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis both used the area for filming.