Cypress Mountain, a popular destination for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and hiking, is located on the North Shore, about 17 miles, or 28 kilometers, from downtown Vancouver. There you’ll find the highest skiing and riding peak of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains.
The easiest way to get to the mountain is by car. Cross the Lion’s Gate Bridge, then follow Taylor Way to Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway. Take Exit No. 8 off Highway 1 and then climb up the Cypress Mountain Road for another nine miles (15 kilometers).
In the winter, you can also take the Cypress Mountain Express Bus, which picks up passengers in Richmond, Kitsilano, the West End, Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver and West Vancouver’s Park Royal Mall. Service is most frequent from Lonsdale Quay, so depending on your departure time, it may be quickest to hop on the SeaBus from downtown’s Waterfront station to Lonsdale Quay and then catch the Cypress bus there.
There’s no public transportation directly to Cypress Mountain.