Best Hikes Near Vancouver  by Chloë Ernst

Best Hikes Near Vancouver Guide Book

by Chloë Ernst (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Vancouver  by Chloë Ernst
Talking up Vancouver is a fairly easy job. Various publications and organizations have named the city as one of the world’s most liveable cities, and no small factor in that is Vancouver’s access to wilderness. Just a sip away from grabbing an Americano, there are parks and wild lands supporting bears, raccoons, and migratory birds. Hiking trails twist along shorelines and through expansive, mulitiuse parks.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Vancouver" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 41.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 41.

On a sunny summer day, you’re likely to see hikers and sunbathers in the buff along this beach hike. The trail, which is mostly an undefined route along the rocky shore, starts on the north side of Po ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
There’s a family of four lakes in Alice Lake Provincial Park. This hike links them all and also stops at the debris-clogged banks of the Cheekye River. After you’ve made the quick, easy 6.4-kilometer ...
Squamish, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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Though best known for its seawall, Stanley Park holds other treasured trails—like this short woodland walk around Beaver Lake, where tourists, Douglas squirrels, and joggers give the park an eclectic ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
Boundary Bay has gone to the birds—snowy owls, hawks, plovers, and trumpeter swans to name a few. This is one of the Vancouver area’s most important habitats for migratory birds, and 1.5 million birds ...
Delta, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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Though this 7.4-km (4.6-mile) hike atop flat, gravel dike trails isn’t a challenge, it’s big on rewards: especially the 360-degree view of snow-capped mountains. During winter, snow geese flock to the ...
Delta, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
This moderate loop hike follows the undulating forest shoreline of Buntzen Lake—a BC Hydro–managed recreation area that’s a popular spot to cool off in summer. Along the route, you get a sense of th ...
Port Moody, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
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An intricate trail network surrounds the mountaintop campus of Simon Fraser University. While the woodland paths are a favorite with mountain bikers, they are open to hikers too. Explore the steep slo ...
Burnaby, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
A boardwalk amble guides you through the more-than-meets-the-eye terrain of Burns Bog. From spring skunk cabbage to late summer blackberries, the nature reserve is rich with plant life. The habitat ...
Delta, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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It’s mostly uphill, but the Capilano Pacific Trail has a gentle grade thanks to its beginnings as the Capilano Timber Company rail bed in the early twentieth century. From Ambleside Park, which sits ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
When the snows on Black Mountain at Cypress Mountain ski area melt, they come rushing down Cypress Creek and over the two sets of falls in Cypress Falls Park. These tumultuous waterfalls are the highl ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Waterfront parks, rocky viewpoints, river canyons, a suspension bridge—this point- to-point hike covers the best of the North Shore over a moderate route and a testing elevation gain. This leg is t ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
The mighty Fraser River is a quiet but ever-present force along this hike, which takes you from river’s edge to the historic site of a fur trading post and then around a woodland loop. Heritage apple ...
Maple Ridge, BC - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 5.8
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After an initial steep climb alongside the ski slopes of Cypress Mountain resort, this hike turns into a lovely relaxing amble past subalpine lakes and out to Eagle Bluff. There, you sit at the corne ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
There’s so much attention on the Grouse Grind, you often don’t hear about Grouse Mountain’s other trails. But with its 360-degree views and interesting rocky route, Goat Mountain deserves the lime ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
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Golden Ears Provincial Park has a wilderness feel you find in the national parks in the Rocky Mountains, with its evergreen forests, a wide lake, and a single parkway providing access. After nearly a ...
Maple Ridge, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
Unrelenting. Painful. Steep. Slippery. Crowded. These are all thoughts you may have just in the first quarter of the difficult but short Grouse Grind. Nearing the end of the 2.9-km (1.8-mile) stair-cl ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
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Hayward Lake Reservoir sits on the downstream side of Stave Falls and Blind Slough Dams, two of many BC hydroelectricity projects. As such, the landscape can vary from an apocalyptic lake bottom t ...
Mission, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
Pocket lakes, off-grid cabins, and ski lodges, including the historic 1926 Hollyburn Ski Camp, provide interest and lots to look at along this 5.5-kilometer (3.4-mile) forest hike. The route follows a ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
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The 4.0-kilometer (2.5-mile) walk along this jetty that juts into the Strait of Georgia can be deceiving. When the gusts pick up and blast in from the west, it feels like you’re walking into a wind t ...
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Tiny Jug Island sits just off the beach at the end of Belcarra Peninsula. Getting there requires hiking a forest trail through the peninsula’s center, and though it’s an easy hike, it feels like a sec ...
Port Moody, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
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