Temporary bus access permit for Deep Cove and Lynn Canyon

We prohibit large buses with more than 24 seats from accessing parts of our busiest tourist areas, in order to minimize traffic congestion and keep streets safe.

Here are the rules for buses with a gross vehicle weight of 8,850kg or more. Bus operators who do not observe these rules are subject to a fine of up to $500 per infraction.

Deep Cove 

Buses are prohibited from traveling north on Deep Cove Road, from stopping or parking anywhere in Deep Cove village, and from stopping or parking on surrounding neighbourhood streets.

Lynn Canyon

Buses are prohibited from entering the west parking lot at Lynn Canyon, and they are not permitted to stop or park on surrounding neighbourhood streets west of the park entrance.

Large buses may use the east parking lot located off the northern end of Lillooet Road near the Lower Seymour Conservation Area.

Exemptions for school groups, non-profit organizations, and approved community events

Buses for North Shore based schools, non-profit groups, and DNV approved community events are still allowed, but you are required to get a permit in advance. Note that, due to capacity limitations, we can only issue a limited number of permits per day, and they are issued on a first come, first served basis. 

How to get a permit

  1. Complete the form on this page to provide us with information about your group or event, the bus company you are hiring, and when and where you wish to visit
  2. Within five business days, staff will review the information you submit and contact you if more information is required
  3. When your permit is ready, we will email it to you
  4. On the day of your visit, bring the printed permit with you

Apply for your permit now

Complete this form to complete your permit request.

Does your bus have fewer than 25 seats? You do not require a permit.

Information about your group

 

Information about the bus company
 


Information about your visit
 

Permits for buses remaining are valid for three hours from time of arrival. Permits for buses that are dropping off and picking up are not time limited.

Your permit will be valid for three hours from time of arrival.

Your permit will be good for the day. You are not required to pick up your passengers within three hours of dropping them off. 

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Permit conditions

  • Operator must follow designated bus route signage while accessing restricted areas
  • Vehicle must load and unload passengers in designated areas only
  • Idling is not permitted at any time; vehicle engine must be shut off while parked