|Lower Mainland Nature Viewing Region|
|North Shore Area|
|West Vancouver Upper Lands, East of Cypress Bowl Road (including watersheds of Marr, McDonald, Lawson and Brothers Creeks)|
|Hollyburn Fir: photo by Bill Kinkaid||Giant Nurse Log: photo by Bill Kinkaid|
|This is the area above (north of) the TransCanada Highway and below (south of Cypress Provincial Park). Several parks, hiking trails and other areas are included.|
|Geographical Description||Coast Mountains|
|Area/ Trail Length|
|Seasons to Visit||Year round.|
|Habitat||Mostly second growth coastal western hemlock/western red-cedar, Douglas-fir, red alder/vine maple.|
|Viewing Highlights||Patches of old growth including several giant trees including old growth western red-cedar on the Brothers Creek Fire Access Road, the Hollyburn Fir and the Candelabra Tree.|
Many forest birds.
|Other Features||A number of old logging artifacts can be seen alongside some of the trails.|
Waterfalls on Brothers Creek trails.
|Main Access||Several access points: official parking is at Cypress Provincial Park’s Hi-view Lookout in the west, or where the Baden-Powell Trail crosses Craigmohr Drive south of Ballantree Park in the east. |
Bus 254 serves the British Properties, but the route is complicated; the best stops are at Crestwell and Eyremount or at Greenwood and St. Andrews.
|Secondary Accesses||There are numerous other access points, especially in the British Properties to the south, but parking can be limited. The area can also be accessed from the Quarry Lookout or the Hollyburn Ridge area of Cypress Provincial Park.|
|Cautions||Bears and cougars are rare but be watchful. |
Be watchful for mountain bikers, who use many official and unofficial trails.
Most trails are moderately easy, but you should be in reasonably good physical condition and be properly equipped with good hiking footwear, rain gear, food and water. Expect snow at higher elevations in winter.
Much of this land outside of parks belongs to British Pacific Properties and public use is at own risk. The land is also subject to being developed and access may be cut off to some trails.
Respect private property, including the Lower Hollyburn cabins. The people who own and use the cabins are friendly but please do not abuse their hospitality.
|Jurisdiction||BC Parks (Cypress Provincial Park), District of West Vancouver Parks (Ballantree and other parks), British Pacific Properties (Use their properties at your own risk; watch for their signs on trails)|
|Regulations||No camping or fires. Observe local signs regarding dogs and cycling.|
|Facilities||Pit toilets and picnic tables at Hi-view Lookout. There are no other facilities on the trails.|
|Other Recreational Activities|
|Other Connections||The Baden-Powell and TransCanada Trails run west to Cypress Bowl and Horseshoe Bay and east to Capilano Road.|
A number of official and unofficial trails connect in all directions.
|History||Most of the area was logged in the early 1900s; early logging was selective and left a number of very large and ancient trees behind. Many large stumps remain, along with remnants of old logging equipment and skid roads.|
|FMI||West Vancouver Parks: 604-925-7200|
|Links||Lawson Creek Forestry Heritage Walk|
|British Pacific Properties|
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