While pay parking is coming to Metro Vancouver’s Lynn Headwaters Regional Park lot at the top of Lynn Valley Road, there will be no time limit for people who want to park there.
The District of North Vancouver and Metro have co-ordinated on the introduction of seasonal pay parking for Lynn Canyon Park and Lynn Headwaters, which have both seen spikes in demand for limited parking spaces.
DNV council opted to cap vehicle stays in the canyon lot at three hours to encourage turnover. But unlike Lynn Canyon, Lynn Headwaters is a draw for hikers seeking trails that will take much longer to complete, prompting worries vehicle owners would be ticketed.
“Metro Vancouver is implementing seasonal pay parking at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park to help manage unprecedented demand and to reduce traffic issues. During peak seasons (March 1 to Oct. 31), pay parking will be available at $2 per hour, with no time limit. Parking will be free the rest of the year,” a statement from the regional authority read Wednesday. “Visits to regional parks increased 43 per cent in the spring and summer of 2020 compared to the previous year, prompting the need for enhanced measures to reduce traffic and crowding.”