11
August 2018

Twin Falls Hiking

Hosted by the Vancouver Branch

Status: Registration is now closed or the event is full. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre Parking Area - 3663 Park Rd North Vancouver, BC V7J 3G3
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $9.52 + GST = $10.00

Non-Member Price: $9.52 + GST = $10.00

Student Member Price: $9.52 + GST = $10.00
Contact: Nilfufar - [email protected]
Join the Vancouver Branch for a hiking tour of Twin Falls in beautiful North Vancouver. This is a short, popular hike in North Vancouver that crosses the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge and follows Lynn Creek down river before crossing a wooden bridge and looping back on the opposite side of the canyon. It is a comparatively easy hike, therefore everyone is welcome. It will be full of hiking, while discovering the beautiful Twin Falls. At the end of the hike there will be a networking session with refreshments such as energy bars, sandwiches, a cheese platter, and water!

From the parking area near the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre the hike will start at 10:15 AM sharp crossing the free suspension bridge and admiring Lynn Creek far below. The bridge sits about 50-meters above the creek and was built in 1912 to connect trails on both sides of the canyon.

After crossing the suspension bridge, go right at the junction and then right at a second junction to Twin Falls. The route follows the Baden Powell Trail as it makes its way through a scenic forest, lush with lichen, moss, and other sensitive ecology that are common in west coast rainforest areas. The trail begins to descend quickly through a series of stairs and switchbacks. Make your way to the bottom and follow the route as it continues.

A final set of wooden steps ends on a rock with a wooden bridge ahead where you can see Twin Falls from above. Your refreshment items (energy bar, sandwich, cheese platter, and water) will be given to you before the start of the hike and a break will be taken here for you to enjoy your refreshments.

After you have enjoyed the area, make your way back to the wooden bridge above Twin Falls and cross to the other side. Start your hike up the steep set of stairs that pass through multiple switchbacks, taking time to catch your breath and enjoy the scenic views. Once at the top, go right and follow the trail as it continues back up hill. The trail veers left and makes a final ascent back up to the parking lot area. Depending on where you parked, you may have to walk up the parking lot further towards the Ecology Centre to the parking lot near the entrance of the park.

Note

Please register by Tuesday, August 7, 2018, to help us predict our catering needs

  • Proper Clothing: Don’t forget to bring your hiking shoes, sunscreen, hat, umbrella, proper clothing, and anything needed based on the weather forecast.
  • Limited Carpooling: available but not guaranteed. Please contact Nilufar – [email protected].
  • Guest/Non-member registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, you can register online by quickly creating a 'Non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.

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  • Alcohol Disclaimer: This event is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.


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