Mount Seymour Park is a provincial park measuring over 3508 hectares with a peak elevation of 1265 metres (4150 feet). Most of the mountain is considered protected parkland maintained by the government while a small section of the mountain is a ski and snowboard resort operated by private interests.
Living in the back country wilderness regions of these mountains are many wildlife species. Some of the wildlife to watch out for include grizzly bears, coyotes, black bears, deer, bobcats, cougars, pine marten and many various bird species.
During the summer months Seymour Mountain is a popular destination for activities and adventures including hiking, backpacking, swimming, horseback riding, wilderness camping, picnicking, mountain biking and fishing in Elsay Lake.
The park enjoys many wilderness lakes, rivers and creeks. Elsay Lake, Mystery Lake, First Lake, Flower Lake and Goldie Lake are accessed via hiking trails. The recreation trails in the park provide the best opportunities to view and visit some the remote wilderness lakes and surrounding alpine meadows and mountain viewpoints.
The lower mountain trails in the Mount Seymour Provincial Park are used heavily by the growing mountain bike crowds. The upper mountain trails are generally reserved for hiking. The Old Buck Trail is the only horseback riding trail in the park and it is shared with mountain bikers.
Recreation trails north of Brockton Point lead backpackers deep into the wilderness and are rated as challenging and difficult. While most of the other trails which are shorter and closer to home are a mixture of easy going and challenging. From some of the hiking and biking trails are some great views of the City of Vancouver and Indian Arm Provincial Park.
The main recreation trails in Mount Seymour Provincial Park include the Old Buck Trail (2.3 kms one-way), Horse Loop Trail (2.5 kms), Baden Powell Trail (5 kms of the 42 km trail), Perimetre Trail (1.5 kms), Goldie Lake Loop (2 kms), Flower Lake Loop (1.5 kms), First Lake Loop (4 kms), Mount Seymour Trail (4 kms one-way), Mystery Lake (1.5 kms one-way) and the Elsay Lake Trail (7 kms one-way).
One of the great features of the Mount Seymour Park are the picnic day use areas. The day use sites also double as trailhead entrances to some of the trails. The picnic sites are located at the Baden Powell Trailhead, Vancouver Picnic Area, Deep Cove Lookout and the Mount Seymour Trailhead. Most have pit toilets, trail maps and picnic tables.
During the winter months Mount Seymour is a popular destination in the North Shore Mountains for adventure. Some of the winter activities most enjoyed on the mountain include downhill skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.
The ski and snowboard trails range from easy (green runs) to challenging (black runs). There are 39 runs in total with 12 runs equipped for night skiing. To access the alpine runs there are 3 chair lifts and 2 magic carpet rides operating on the hill.
For snowboarders there are 4 terrain parks and for snowshoers there are over 10 km of snowshoe trails.
Some of the services and facilities located in the resort village on Mount Seymour include a ski school providing rentals and lessons, information centre, restaurants, cafe, sports store, lodges, meeting rooms, pub and first aid station.