Flash - The Tunnel of Love

30 Aug 2009 09:00
30 Aug 2009 17:00

What: Legend has it that there is a long tunnel that connects two mountain peaks somewhere on or near Crown Mountain. This is an adventure run that aims to solve the mystery of the exact location of the Tunnel of Love and why it is named as it is.

Why: Because it's a mystery.

Who: Given that the Tunnel of Love is reputed to be deep in the back country, this run is best suited to very experienced back country runners. By invitation only.

When: Date still TBD with interested parties

Entry: There is no fee and you don't need to be a member of Club Fat Ass to participate in a Flash event, however whining is not allowed. No registration is required but please indicate your participation via the comment form below. You are responsible for your own well being and safety and should be self sufficient.

Please read the Release of All Claims. By participating in this event you agree to the terms of the Release of All Claims.


cbullington's picture

Any chance to get some info and or an invitation?

Unless you're thinking on doing something over 50 km ( a bit too much), but otherwise, that woould be something i would be interested on, if I qualify. Cheers.


Good Luck

Good luck trying to find it.  From my understanding he said it is pretty hard to find.  I might have to join you on the 30th as I have never been up Crown Mountain ... sounds like an adventure.

Ean Jackson's picture

Thanks, Tracy!

Many thanks for the advice.  I was planning to run up to Crown this weekend, so finding this mine will provide a nice diversion.

BTW, I found this Tunnel of Love up near Mount Seymour last week!


I asked a friend of mine about the so called Tunnel up towards Crown Mountain.  Here's what he had to say ....

"There is an old mine shaft north of Crown and Camel. (it's very high and built by hand) Built in the late 1800's and the mine closed in 1927. The BC mining office will have the exact location. Just look up claims during this time. Gerry Brewer may have some more information on this topic. Gerry is the old City Manager and resides in North Vancouver and is very open to phone calls. 

The North Shore Museum may have some records. The GVRD head office my have some historic documents on the tunnel" 

The only other tunnels I know about  in the SDF are the Rice Lake tunnel  and Mt Shear to Ben Loman tunnel. 

Ean Jackson's picture

Recon Run to Crown

The weather was great and I found myself at on Crown Pass this past Saturday during Des's "Go Home via the Haines Valley" http://www.clubfatass.com/events/gohome/results/2008 run, so opted for a little detour up to Crown with Graham and Ryne to see if we couldn't find the %*(&T(* tunnel.

Good news? Nice day. Great company. Graham got some awesome photos. Found a few small cavities that might be called shallow caves, but no tunnel.

Bad news? Unless more information comes in soon, I will have to write off the tunnel as an urban myth.

Ean Jackson's picture

Where is the Tunnel?

I was hoping we would find this sucker this week. But try as I might, I can't find anyone who can tell me if the tunnel even exists. I've tried to contact the North Shore Search and Rescue. I've made a post on Trail Peak to see if any of our hiking breather'n know of its whereabouts. I've pinged the most knowledgeable back country folks I know. Nada. The snow will be flying before we know it. I've postponed this run a bit in the hope that I can get confirmation that there is a tunnel. Otherwise, may have to make this a run by the plane crash site on Grouse http://www.clubfatass.com/blog/ean-jackson/grouse-plane-crash and continue on to bag Crown Peak?

Forbidden Forest



 I am interested in the Forbidden Forest run. How do I find out more info on distance, start location etc?



Ean Jackson's picture


Hi Shannon.  You can send me an email.  I'm still trying to find the exact location of the tunnel of love, so we won't likely do this until late August when the snow is gone.

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