Summer Activities

Cypress Mountain is located in Cypress Provincial Park, only a 25 min drive from downtown Vancouver. Whether you are looking to enjoy the sunny weather with a rugged hike or a quiet afternoon exploring the trails, Cypress Mountain has a variety of summer activities to offer.

For Hiking Trail Conditions please see the BC Parks Trail Report - Click HERE.

General Information:

The towering North Shore Mountains which form a backdrop to the bustling city of Vancouver have beckoned outdoor recreationists for many years. Until the opening of the Lions Gate Bridge in 1939, a fleet of ferries transported hikers and skiers across Burrard Inlet on the first leg of their journey to Hollyburn Ridge, which is now part of Cypress Provincial Park.

Bounded on the west by Howe Sound, on the north and east by the ridgetops of Mount Strachan and Hollyburn Mountain and to the south by West Vancouver, Cypress sits like a ship's crownest high above Vancouver.

On a clear day the views are spectacular! To the south is the sprawling metropolitan area of Vancouver, while to the southeast is snowclad Mount Baker in the Cascade Mountain chain. To the west and southwest lie the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island with Georgia Strait in the foreground.

The diversity of natural features, old-growth trees and outdoor recreation opportunities both summer and winter, is due partly to the climate of coastal British Columbia. The mean annual temperature of around 9-10 degrees Celsius (49-50° F) results in many warm days for hikers and sightseers.

Park Size: 3,012 hectares, including the Howe Sound Crest Trail.

 

Things to do:

Wildlife Viewing – A variety of large and small mammals inhabit the park. Black Bears, Coyotes and deer are often seen close to the access road. Have a look at our Gallery - More...

For Bear Safety Tips - Please click HERE.

Hiking Trails – Located 30 mins from downtown Vancouver, Cypress Provincial Park is made up of 3 mountains. Black Mountain, Mt. Strachan and Hollyburn all boast an array of diverse trails available for hiking for all levels. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the local wildlife that makes Cypress Provincial Park it's home. More...

Learn to Fly! - West Coast Flying Trapeze is now set up in the Olympic Plaza at Cypress Mountain! They offer multiple classes throughout the day to people of all abilities over the age of 4. If you can pay attention, they can teach you how to fly. www.westcoastflyingtrapeze.com

Geocaching - a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online.  Geocaching is a great way to get out on the hiking trails and enjoy the outdoors. Cypress has numerous geocaches stashed all around the park and along the hiking trails.  Visit Geocaching.com to download their smart phone app and start geocaching! Visit www.geocaching.com for more details or visit our Geocaching page for locations - Click Here.

Disc Golf - Come play Cypress Mountain's nine hole executive style par three disc golf course located within easy walking distance of the Cypress Creek Lodge in the downhill base area. - More Info..

Crazy Raven Bar & Grill – Open in the off ski season from June 28th to Labour Day Weekend (then weekends only till mid september) – Open for all ages.  Offering scenic views, a cozy gas fireplace and great snack food and specialty coffees.  The Crazy Raven is fully licensed and a great place to end (or start) your mountain adventure!

Interpretive Displays – Located in the Cypress Creek Lodge, come have a look at a variety of interpretive displays and information on Cypress Provincial Park that the Friends of Cypress have set up.  Opening in late June.

Cypress Mountain Guest Relations – The Guest Relation office is open all summer from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday.  For hiking information, ski resort information, season pass sales or any general inquires.

Big Bear Sports – Our Retail store is open from mid-June to Labour day weekend.  Located in the Cypress Creek lodge Big Bear Sports boast an array of outerwear, soft goods and just about anything you may have forgotten to make your visit to Cypress enjoyable!  Also don't forget to check out the Cypress Mountain logo'd gear everything from stickers to high performance waterproof outerwear. At Big Bear Sports there is something for everyone!

Road Cycling - "The Cypress Challenge” on Cypress Bowl Road stretches 15km and has a steady climb of close 2400 feet which is very popular for road cyclists.