Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
3663 Park Road, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 3G3
604-990-3755 | Website
Opened in 1971 to honour British Columbia’s 100th birthday, the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre offers visitors a unique introduction to the temperate rainforest and provides environmental education for the local communities.
|Neighbourhood |||North Vancouver|
|Cross Street |||Peters Rd.|
|June to September: Mon - Fri 10AM - 5PM, October to May|
Profile Last Updated: May 15, 2009
They say you learn something new everyday . . . pay a visit to the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre and the chances are, you’ll learn enough to last you a week. Situated near the much-visited Capilano Suspension Bridge, which hangs 166 feet high above the creek and offers some spectacular views, the Ecology Centre can be used either as an introduction to the surrounding ecosystem, or as the perfect way to round off a day’s exploring - ensuring that you go home with a head full of knowledge.
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Informative and interactive displays present information on the plants and animals of the temperate rainforest, as well as global environmental issues. There’s always plenty of material to educate your children and keep them entertained, such as animal and nature toys in the Kid’s Exploratorium. There’s also a collection of 80 nature videos for you to look through, and visitors are more than welcome to watch any of them on the big screen - free of charge. As long as you leave feeling more clued in than when you arrived, they’re happy.
The Ecology Centre also operate a number of different programmes and presentations. Each one focuses on a different environmental topic, with some outings tailored especially for elementary school children, secondary school children and the general public. Whereas most hands-on activities in the centre are free, the outings are subject to a reasonable fee.
Tip: Admission is by donation