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Hollyburn Mountain  British Columbia   #569
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Britannia Range

Height: 1326 m -> 4350 feet
Prominence?: 161 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Strachan (1.6 km away, at bearing 332 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Strachan (1.6 km away)

Location:   49.40056,-123.18306     49:24:02, -123:10:59   10U 486718 5472002 (23 km W of Head of Indian Arm). (7 km NE of Horseshoe Bay). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.06   AreaCode: EM93/EB08
Hollyburn Mountain in winter
Hollyburn mountain is a popular day trip north of the Cypress Bowl cross country area. The summit is just barely above treeline, but offers fantastic views of all the "big name" peaks of the lower mainland such as the Lions, Judge Howay, and Mamquam mountain.

The ridge southwards of the summit is named Hollyburn Ridge, and before the ski development was the site of a community of numerous squat-built recreational cabins dating back to before WWI.

1. Up the south ridge Drive up to Cypress Bowl, and turn right and double back into the cross country area parking lot. (Do not go to the downhill area parking lot at the end of the road). Once parked, climb the snowbank directly and get onto the public access trail that runs west and north of the cross country area. (Or pay and ski up the groomed hill under the powerline.) With either route you will end up going north up the ridge toward Hollyburn. Eventually the pay area ends and the two trails merge, where you can ski to the summit. (Last bit is steep, but safe). In fall before snow, there are numerous lakes that freeze over for skating.

This access route required quite a large protest in the early days, when Cypress bowl resorts Ltd tried to prevent access to the area.

Trips within 1 km
40 2019.12.08 Baden Powell - Hollyburn - Strachan Loop Robin Tivy
37 2018.03.07 Hollyburn mountain and skiing off the north side Jonathan Polak
37 2017.12.24 Christmas Gully Ski (Mount Strachan) Winifred Swatschek
39 2017.02.05 Hollyburn Route from Downhill Overflow Lot Robin Tivy
39 2016.12.28 Hollyburn Peak Attempt December 28th Rebecca Fletcher
41 2016.11.16 Hiking Hollyburn West Ridge Loop Klaus Haring
53 2013.01.12 Hollyburn Mountain Ski via the Brothers Creek Fireroad Robin Tivy
45 2012.12.08 Data Gathering: Black Mountain Ski Trip Robin Tivy
44 2009.03.08 Hollyburn Mountain Ski Trip via British Properties Robin Tivy
27 1998.12.20 Hollyburn Mtn. (ski-trip from downhill area) Peter Gumplinger


Paper Maps
1:20000North Shore Trail Map - Updated 2nd Edition Trail Ventures BC

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
6 Hollyburn, Strachan and Black from Downtown Vancouver David Crerar
3 Hollyburn Mountain in winter Serguei Okountsev

Placename Photos
4 Beauty Peak in winter Serguei Okountsev
4 Beauty Peak from East Serguei Okountsev