Cypress Provincial Park is located in the North Shore
Mountains above West Vancouver, and extends beyond
the Lions to Deeks Lake. Established in 1975, this 2996
hectare park is named after the yellow cypress, a dominant
tree species in the higher elevation areas.
Roadside stops on the access road allow panoramic
views of Vancouver arid the Strait of Georgia, from
Mount Baker to Vancouver Island.
The park’s diverse natural areas include several types of
old-growth forest, some mixed second-growth forest,
sub-alpine wetlands, rocky bluffs and mountain top
plateaus. Within the park boundaries there are old
fire-scarred areas, and some areas that were logged
prior to park establishment.
British Columbia Wildlife Watch. 1996. Bird Checklist: Cypress Provincial Park. Ministry of Environment