Easy Hiking Around Vancouver  by Jean Cousins

Easy Hiking Around Vancouver Guide Book

by Jean Cousins (Greystone Books)
Easy Hiking Around Vancouver  by Jean Cousins
Easy Hiking Around Vancouver, now updated to include 62 day hikes from the Whistler region, presents seasoned hiker Jean Cousins’s favorite destinations. For quick reference, hikes are arranged geographically. Easy-to-follow directions take hikers north as far as Pemberton, east to the Cascades and the Fraser Canyon, or south to Mount Baker in Washington State. The trailheads for many hikes can be reached from downtown Vancouver in less than an hour.

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Trails from the "Easy Hiking Around Vancouver" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 62.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 62.

Here’s a pleasing family walk through woodland, meadow and berry fields, ending at spacious picnic grounds around a spring-fed swimming pool for the children. Much of this park is a feat of reclamatio ...
Aldergrove, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
A string of subalpine lakes, magnificent views and a swim in cool, clear water are among the rewards for those who bear with the first trying 35 minutes of this hike. The route can be shortened to a ...
West Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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You will walk among giants on this lower Hollyburn circuit. Two groves of large western red cedars and many ancient stumps bearing sawyers’ slits are reminders of the forest as it once was. In late fa ...
West Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
Boundary Bay is bordered by true salt marsh, the beds of eelgrass and other marine vegetation providing a feeding ground for vast numbers of migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. Keen birdwatchers shou ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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This circular hike on B.C. Forest Service trails south of Brohm Lake offers great rewards for modest effort. By good-natured trails, through varied surroundings, you make your way to a succession of v ...
Squamish, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
When trails are icebound, a brisk walk is still possible along the countrified stretch of dyke around Brunswick Point at the mouth of the Fraser’s south arm. This tidal marsh, not far from the Reifel ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 6
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This low-level circuit around the 5-km-(3-mile-)long Buntzen Lake reservoir makes a satisfying hike for all seasons. It is not too much for an active family, and it offers beautiful picnic sites at bo ...
Anmore, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
Thanks to a new trail linking Sasamat Lake in Belcarra Regional Park to Buntzen Lake, an interesting circular outing can be made, with the pass between the two lakes as a possible destination. Eas ...
Belcarra, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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This short hike on the lower slope of Burke Mountain is one of several marked out and maintained by the Burke Mountain Naturalists as part of their efforts to promote the preservation of the Burke Mou ...
Coquitlam, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
Nestled in a low-lying valley and bordered by marshes, Burnaby Lake is a haven for birds, animals and nature lovers. A well-groomed trail encircles the lake, offering more than 10 km (6 miles) of surp ...
Burnaby, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
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The mixed forest surrounding Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain provides all-season walking conveniently close to Vancouver. Since the transfer, in 1996, of 313 ha (773 acres) of university l ...
Burnaby, BC - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 5
Belcarra picnic area attracts crowds on summer weekends, as does White Pine Beach on nearby Sasamat Lake, but there is more to Belcarra Regional Park than these deservedly popular spots. As well as a ...
Port Moody, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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For a change of scene from mountain and forest, try this pastoral walk in the Greater Vancouver Regional District’s Campbell Valley Park, south of Langley. Suitable for an active family, the route sug ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
As well as visiting the Capilano fish hatchery and the Cleveland Dam, this hike explores several miles of the forested Capilano Canyon along park trails named to commemorate the region’s logging histo ...
North Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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As well as being part of the Trans Canada Trail, this walk comprises a section of the Centennial Trail, constructed by the Canadian Youth Hostels Association in 1967 and 1971, that runs from Simon Fra ...
Mission, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
Nestled at the foot of the Fitzsimmons Range, and just within the boundary of Garibaldi Provincial Park, glacier-fed Cheakamus Lake is ringed by peaks towering to 1600 m (5250 feet). The mostly level ...
Squamish, BC - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 4
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Hikers looking for a peaceful outing in the ever-popular Cultus Lake Provincial Park should plan an off-season trip. In spring when wildflowers line the trails, or later, when leaves are turning colou ...
Mission, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
This beautiful, little-known park along Cypress Creek offers year-round walking beneath stately firs and cedars, with waterfall and creekside views. Exploration of the park trails takes little more ...
West Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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Choose a fine, dry day for this challenging hike along a ridge overlooking Howe Sound. As with most hikes beginning from the Squamish Highway, the first half-hour’s climbing is unremitting. Once you ...
Squamish, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
A walk beside the river, through the woods and over land once farmed by pioneers, is yours to enjoy in Derby Reach Regional Park on the south side of the Fraser River. En route, you will stand on the ...
Mission, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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