In 2015, the District of North Vancouver retained Binnie to assist with improvements to the entrance at Lynn Canyon Park. Binnie provided civil and traffic engineering, landscape architecture, legal survey, detailed design, and construction management to design and construct a new park area, parking lot and a satellite District Operations Maintenance Yard.
Our scope included a full review of the condition of the existing storm sewer pipe which required upgrading to improve maintenance access and functionality. As well, to improve surface drainage, we day-lighted the storm sewer and created a planted swale.
At the trail head, a circular meeting and entry point was designed to include columns made of peeled cedar logs and interpretative images. The intention was to take an existing landscape feature (in this case, Western Red Cedar) and use that material in a more formal way as part of a gateway to the trail. The grouping of columns encircle a space for people to gather before they embark on their hikes through the trail. They are arranged around the cardinal direction – with a letter on each column denoting north, south, east, west direction. Each column was also fitted with a band of historic images of recreation activities providing an interpretive feature linking the past to the present.
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