Dog Friendly Snowshoeing on Mount Seymour

There are a variety of dog-friendly snowshoe options in Mount Seymour in Vancouver, BC.  Whether you are looking for groomed trails maintained by the resort, free trails with amazing views, or a backcountry experience Mount Seymour has it all.

Dog-Friendly Resort Trails:

All eleven of Mount Seymour Resorts snowshoe trails are dog-friendly!  Unlike other local mountains, Mount Seymour welcomes dogs on their trails, however, please note that these trails are on-leash only.  If you do not own snowshoes, you can rent them on the mountain  (although they do run out on busy days!)  You will also need to purchase a trail pass to use the resort trails.

 

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Free Dog-Friendly Snowshoe Trails on Mount Seymour:

The Dog Mountain snowshoe trail is located on Mount Seymour and is part of the Metro Vancouver- Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, so a mountain pass is not required. Dog Mountain is one of the most popular trails in the city, and it can be jam-packed on weekends or holidays.  Dogs must be on a leash at all times, and you can expect to find the trail hard-packed in areas due to the number of people using the trail.

The moderate route is approximately 5 km long and will take 2-3 hours to complete a round trip.

If you would like something a little more challenging, you can try out the First Peak trail via the Mount Seymour main trail.  This route is rated moderate to difficult and is an 8km round trip.  Allow a minimum of 3 1/2 hours to complete the route.

 

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Backcountry Snowshoe Trails on Mount Seymour:

If you have significant experience with the backcountry and a more advanced snowshoer, you may want to try out some of Mount Seymours backcountry trails.  Please note that the backcountry can be dangerous, and only those with appropriate avalanche knowledge or training should venture into the area.

To access the backcountry, follow the route to First Peak. Everything beyond First Peak is considered backcountry.  Note that trails in this area are not marked.  Only those with significant experience and training should attempt this area.

Parking at Mount Seymour:

There is no charge for parking at Mount Seymour; however, the main lots are for paying users of the mountain only.  If you are using the Mount Seymour snowshoe trails, you can park in the lower P5 and P1 lots only.  There is also some street parking available.  There is a wide path on the side of the road that snowshoers can take to access the snowshoe trails and backcountry area.

Winter tires are required for all vehicles on the mountain from October 1st until March 31st.


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