Good news for North Vancouver trail users anxious about the fate of some of their favourite areas of Mount Seymour: the land is open once again.
It comes after dozens of “No trespassing” signs suddenly popped up around the area earlier this month.
The land is owned by the the province and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, who had at points previously shown interest in developing it.
The area involved covers around 600 acres, raising serious concerns among outdoors enthusiasts, who had been using the land for decades.
Earlier today, North Vancouver Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite posted an update to the situation on social media, writing that the province and CMHC had agreed to allow “reasonable and responsible recreational use of the property.”
The post adds that the province and agency would work together on future decisions about the recreational use of the property.
In a statement, the CMHC says the decision came after it met with the province, District of North Vancouver, and North Shore Mountain Biking Association yesterday.
It says people using the land must do so at their own risk.
As to the future fate of the land, the CMHC told CKNW in a statement earlier this month that “there are no immediate plans for the property and CMHC is reviewing all options for future use of the site.”