A man in his 70s has died after falling into the Cypress Creek canyon in West Vancouver.
On July 13, 2023, at approximately 11:35 am, West Vancouver Police and West Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services attended the area of Eagle Lake Access Rd and Cypress Bowl Rd for a report of a hiker who had fallen into the Cypress Creek Canyon.
The hiker, a male in his 70s, was hiking with a large group when he fell approximately 200 feet into the canyon. The male’s body was recovered by West Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.
“A life was lost today. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the individual.” says Cst. Nicole Braithwaite. “Our Victim Services Team is working to assist the individuals who witnessed the incident, the family of the deceased male, as well as the members who attended.”
Out of respect for the privacy of the man’s family, the West Vancouver Police will not be releasing his name. In May this year, a West Vancouver man died trying to rescue his dog from fast-flowing Cypress creek. District of West Vancouver is now reviewing the safety at the park