Neighbourhood Profile: Lynn Valley, North Vancouver

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Neighbourhood Profile: Lynn Valley, North Vancouver

Lynn Valley is a neighbourhood on the rise! Over the last few years, Lynn Valley has had a rejuvenation with the construction of the new Lynn Valley Town Centre. This district owned property is home to a beautiful new library, Delany’s coffee shop, Brown’s restaurant, Y Yoga and more. There is a large gathering area where kids enjoy running around and it is home to a Summer concert series. The town centre is adjacent to Lynn Valley mall which is home to Save-On-Foods, Zellers, BC Liquor Store and much more. Lynn Valley is situated at the North end of Mountain Highway and goes North to the base of the mountains. The North Eastern part borders Lynn Canyon Park and the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. Access to the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre and Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is off of Peters Road. Residents can enjoy hiking, swimming and beautiful forests and ecology just minutes from their home. Lynn Valley is known for its tight knit community, great schools, and easy access to both Lions Gate and 2nd Narrows bridge. Families are flocking to raise their children in this safe, friendly neighbourhood. Homes in the area vary from 50 year old 2 level “Crest” built homes, to new homes on 50’ and 33’ foot lots.

Map of Lynn Valley in North Vancouver

The district’s building regulations allow for some larger properties to be divided to 33’ foot lots and larger, making a new house in Lynn Valley more affordable for buyers. Lynn Valley is home to 2 fantastic elementary schools, Upper Lynn and Lynn Valley Elementary as well as well regarded Argyle Secondary School. The school board recently closed Fromme elementary and is renting it out to EFIV, Ecole Francaise Internationale de Vancouver, a private French school. Karen Magnussen Rec Centre, named after the famous North Vancouver Olympic skater, is home to North Vancouver’s only wave pool! This pool is very child friendly, especially for toddlers and babies and is where the Rec Commission offers pre-school aged swimming lessons. There is also a skating rink and weight room. Adjacent to the rec centre is one of the area’s larger parks, Kirkstone, which is home to a popular skateboarding park. The best way to get to know your neighbours is by attending Lynn Valley Days in the May. There is a pancake breakfast, parade, midway rides, bbq lunch and lots of fun activities for people of all ages!


Schools in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver

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Lynn Valley Main Library

Opened in late 2007, the centrally located 40,000 sq. ft. Lynn Valley Main Library combines dramatic visual appeal with environmentally-friendly features and the latest in technology. Enjoy chat and read spaces, quiet study areas, automated check-outs, an audio listening stations and a computer lab. There is a children’s area on the first floor with cozy window seating, and a teen area on the second floor. They also have a fantastic selection of books, music, movies, magazines, newspapers and much more. Packed with environmentally-friendly features, the Library is also a leading-edge green building that sets a new standard for civic buildings on the North Shore.

  • Hours & Location 1277 Lynn Valley Rd Tel: (604) 984-0286
  • Monday – Friday 9 AM – 9 PM
  • Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Sundays 12 – 5 PM

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Recreation in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver

  • Karen Magnussen Rec Centre Amenities
    • Wave pool
    • Whirlpool and steam room
    • Ice arena
    • Concessions
    • Weight room
    • Multi-purpose program rooms
    • Preschool room
    • Tennis courts (2)
    • PARC Photocopy office
    • Lacrosse box (sport court)
    • Skateboard park (outdoor)

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Walking and Hiking Trails in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver

  • Baden Powell from Lynn Canyon to Grouse Mountain. The section of the Baden Powell from Lynn Canyon to Grouse Mountain crosses North Vancouver, passing through scenic forests, over numerous creeks, while closely hugging the steep mountain slopes. Note that this hike has a different starting and ending point, so you will need to arrange transportation either back to your car at the starting point or through public transit.


  • Lynn Loop. Lynn Headwaters Regional Park has many trails that offer a variety in choosing shorter hikes to longer day hikes. Lynn Loop is a short trail that takes you up through the forest before looping back along the rushing water of Lynn Creek.


  • Baden Powell Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon. The eastern section of the Baden Powell trail travels through North Vancouver from Deep Cove to the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge. This section of the trail passes several scenic landscapes, from a view of Deep Cove and Indian Arm, to great canyon scenery of the Seymour River and Lynn Creek. Note that this hike has a different starting and ending point, so you will need to arrange transportation either back to your car at the starting point or through public transit.


  • Two Canyon Loop. There are many hiking trails on the North Shore but Two Canyon Loop is one of the few scenic trails that takes you through both Lynn Canyon and the Seymour River Canyon passing waterfalls, a suspension bridge, and scenic views along the way.

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Restaurants in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver

  • Browns Social House. North Vancouver finally has its second Browns Socialhouse location in North Vancouver at the Lynn Valley Town Centre. This Browns is the perfect place to socialize with friends and family and it boasts delicious food, cool drinks, and a fun atmosphere.
    • Phone: 604.971.5299
    • Hours of Operation: 11am till midnight Monday to Friday, 10am till midnight Saturday and Sunday. Brunch served till 2pm Weekends & Holidays.
    • Team Clarke Favourite: Potato Crusted Halibut Healthy Social Bowl

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Shopping in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver

  • Lynn Valley Mall. Home to Save-On-Foods, BC Liquor Store, Zellers and many more great shops. See the full store directory here.
  • Lynn Valley Town Centre Home to Browns Socialhouse, Delany’s Coffee, Y Yoga and the North Vancouver Public Library

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Community:  Lynn Valley Days 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Lynn Valley Days. Celebrated in late May, this annual event has a pancake breakfast, parade, midway rides, bbq lunch and lots of fun activities for people of all ages!


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