Goldie and Flower Lakes

North Vancouver, British Columbia

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Mount Seymour Provincial Park is a wilderness area encompassing both Western Hemlock and Mountain Hemlock zones. Goldie and Flower Lakes lie in the transitional subalpine region of the mountain, conveniently close to the upper parking lot. The trails are well maintained, given the rugged nature of the terrain, and walkers who can cope with some rocks and roots will be rewarded by this short excursion into the mountain wilderness. You can, of course, content yourself with a visit to Goldie Lake only. But Flower Lake is different in character and it is a pity to miss it. The park is home to coyotes, bears, cougars and deer, as well as small mammals such as squirrels, pine martens, voles and mice. Though most of these animals are rarely encountered, their tracks and signs are there to be read by an observant walker. A spongy, muddy trail can be an exciting record of the comings and goings of a region’s inhabitants. Highlights: Subalpine lakes and meadows; mountain hemlock, yellow cedars; water lilies, queen’s cup; chestnut-backed chickadees, blue grouse; salamanders; dragonflies. Terrain: Ups and downs. Forest trails, rough in places.
Nature Walks Around Vancouver

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Nature Walks Around Vancouver

by Jean Cousins (Greystone Books)

Mount Seymour Provincial Park is a wilderness area encompassing both Western Hemlock and Mountain Hemlock zones. Goldie and Flower Lakes lie in the transitional subalpine region of the mountain, conveniently close to the upper parking lot. The trails are well maintained, given the rugged nature of the terrain, and walkers who can cope with some rocks and roots will be rewarded by this short excursion into the mountain wilderness. You can, of course, content yourself with a visit to Goldie Lake only. But Flower Lake is different in character and it is a pity to miss it.

The park is home to coyotes, bears, cougars and deer, as well as small mammals such as squirrels, pine martens, voles and mice. Though most of these animals are rarely encountered, their tracks and signs are there to be read by an observant walker. A spongy, muddy trail can be an exciting record of the comings and goings of a region’s inhabitants. Highlights: Subalpine lakes and meadows; mountain hemlock, yellow cedars; water lilies, queen’s cup; chestnut-backed chickadees, blue grouse; salamanders; dragonflies. Terrain: Ups and downs. Forest trails, rough in places.

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Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: North Vancouver
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: July to October
Local Contacts: Mount Seymour Provincial Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Goldie and Flower Lakes

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May 2018