Hike Rating 7Rice Lake is a relaxing walk around a cute lake in Lynn Valley.  It is a family friendly hike although dogs are not welcome.  Roundtrip from your car the trail around the lake is just 3 kilometres and should take about an hour. Rice Lake is known for the wide variety of wildlife on display as well as the good fishing for rainbow trout.

  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProAccessible year-round
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProFun, family friendly trail
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProNice variety of wildlife
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProFishing is popular for rainbow trout
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProSome impressively big trees
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProThe fishing pier has seats with a view!
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProVery stroller friendly trail
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ConDue to wildlife not dog friendly
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ConMore of a walk than a hike
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ConNice, but not overly beautiful

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Rice Lake is near the trailhead to Lynn Headwaters Park and there is a 1 kilometre connecting trail from there to the Rice Lake trail.  There is also the more convenient parking lot at the Rice Lake trailhead at the end of Lillooet Road.  There are several picnic areas and viewing areas with seats around the lake as there is quite a variety of wildlife in the area as well as some impressive Douglas Firs and Western Red Cedars. Fishing is also fairly popular at Rice Lake as it is stocked frequently with catchable sized rainbow trout.  There is a large fishing dock perfectly located for fishing.

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Driving Directions to Rice Lake

Driving - Vancouver Hiking TrailsTake the Mt Seymour Parkway Exit from Hwy 1 in North Vancouver.  Mt Seymour parkway is approx. 100m north of the north end of the second narrows bridge.  Once on Mt Seymour parkway get in the middle lane and continue straight onto Lillooet Rd.  Follow Lillooet Rd for approx. 5 km until you reach the parking lot at the end of the road.

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