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People used to take shelter under 'the mushroom' when visiting Mount Seymour (PHOTO)

Skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts would have to hike the remainder of the way up the mountain.
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Syd Lydell and George Simpson take a seat beneath the mushroom shelter in 1935. photo supplied North Vancouver Museum and Archives, # 1421.

Do you remember the mushroom shelter on Mount Seymour? It was built in the 1920s in the parking lot at the end of the first road, which was part of the way up Mount Seymour.

Skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts would have to hike the remainder of the way up the mountain. “The Mushroom” became a symbol of early hiking and skiing; playing an important role as a bulletin board for the cabin culture on Mount Seymour.

The shelter’s heyday ended when a new road stretched to the top of Mt. Seymour in the 1950s.

The Time Traveller feature offers a weekly glimpse into the North Shore's past, courtesy of North Vancouver Museum and Archives.

 

Want to know more about the history of the North Shore? Visit nvma.ca or drop into the Archives of North Vancouver at 3203 Institute Rd. in Lynn Valley.

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