Hiking is an exciting way to connect with your city. Vancouver is known for its beautiful surroundings and is full of captivating trails that will get your blood pumping! Grab your friends or your four-legged furry friend and hit the trails.
You would be hard come by finding a local who hasn’t done and loved this trail. This classic trail takes you through natures playground including stairs, over tree roots and small creeks. The result of the 3.8 km hike is a jaw dropping panorama of stunning Deep Cove.
Length: 3.8 km / 1.5 hours
Where: Baden Powell Trailhead – Panorama Drive, Deep Cove, North Vancouver
Difficulty: Easy – moderate
Lynn Loop is tucked into the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver. This lovely trail offers views of Vancouver Island and even some of the gulf islands. There are multiple trails here so you can pick whatever route you prefer, some long some short.
Length: 5.1 km, 1.5 hour
Where: Lynn Headwater Regional Park, Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
The peak of Dog Mountain welcomes terrific views of Metro Vancouver, and is often a favourite at night (with the right safety precautions) to see the twinkly lights of the city. This trail isn’t difficulty but requires some careful footing.
Length: 2 hours
Where: This trail starts at the northern point of the Mount Seymour Ski Resort main parking lot.
Hanes Valley Trail
Get ready for a challenge. This is very difficult route that takes you through the Lynn Headwaters regional park and neds at the peak of Grouse Mountain and you can take the beautiful gondola down (your legs will thank you!) One aspect of the challenge is the steep boulder field that hikers must traverse, by hands and feet!
Length: 8.5 hours or 16 km
Where: exit 21 to Mountain Highway in North Vancouver.
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By far one of the most famous trails, this popular trail garters adventurous hikers from all over the world who want to take on the gruelling grind. Over 2,800 steps lead you to one of the most unforgettable views of city!
Length: 2.9 km
Where: Grouse Mountain base, North Vancouver
Offering wonderful, unforgettable views of Deep Cove, Mount Seymour and Burnaby Moutain, this short and sweet hike is a lovely option with wonderful glimpses of changing scenery and passing boats. There is minimal elevation change, so its a good option for families.
Where: Belcarra Regional Park
Seymour Mountain trail is a beloved Vancouver classic and because of it, is often packed with other revellers. This trail offers more viewpoints which offers pretty views of Indian Arm, Golden Ears Peak and even Mount Baker on a clear day.
Difficulty: Moderate – Hard
Where: Mount Seymour, North Vancouver
The Lions is for the brave hearted! If you’re looking for striking views, this is for you. This hike takes you to the twin peak mountains, known as East and West Lion and offer insane views of Vancouver!
Length: 12.4 km
Where: Sunset Drive, Lions Bay, North Vancouver
Nestled in stunning West Vancouver, Lighthouse Park offers various, short easy trails that lead to beautiful ocean views and a picnic spot overlooking Star boat Cove.
Length: Varies, 2 – 6 hours
Where: Beacon Lane, West Vancouver
Capilano River Regional Park
This trail borders both North and West Vancouver so is a great option wherever live. This lovely trail traverses a variety of terrain such as rocky shores, steep canyon cliffs, dense rainforest and beaches. Towards the end youll eventually reach the pretty view of the Cleveland Dam.
Length: 15km, 4 hours
Where: Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver
Cypress Falls Trail
There’s nothing better then a glorious natural waterfall. This hike will take you along the flowing Cypress Creek, reaching not one but two gorgeous waterfalls.
Length: 3km or 1.5 hour
Where: Woodgreen Pl, West Vancouver
Get ready for a super adventure! Baden Powell trail traverse the North Shore mountains and forks off into several spots for viewpoints. It’s a rugged, long and challenging hike, so is recommended for experienced hikers.
Length: 48 km
Difficulty: Hard – Extreme
Where: Horseshoe Bay, Deep Cove, West Vancouver
Burnaby Lake Regional Park
As the largest lake in Metro Vancouver, Burnaby Lake is a special spot, home to exciting ecology and about 10km of hiking to enjoy.
Length: 10 km
Where: Pipeline Trail – Burnaby Mountain, Burnaby
While an easy option, Deer Lake is a beautiful option for any nature lovers. It passes a beach, viewing tour and even a pier so you’re sure to be impressed by the scenery.
Length: 5 km, or 1 hour.
Where: Sperling Avenue, Deer Lake, Burnaby
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A steep climb, the Velodrome Trail takes you up more than 500 wooden steps before joining the lovely trail head. The viewpoints are worth the challenge, as you will see views of Indian Arm and Burrard Inlet!
Difficulty: Moderate – Hard
Length: 1 hour or 3km
Where: Barnet Road, Burnaby
You can’t be in Vancouver and not experience the magic of Stanley Park! This urban park can be traversed by a variety of trails perfect for hiking. You’ll enjoy beautiful views of the city, mountain and panoramic ocean.
Length: 2 hours, 6.5 km
Where: Stanley Park, Vancouver
Located near University of BC Campus, Foreshore Trail passes through Wreck beach and offers lovely views of the Strait of Georgia, Bowen Island and some of Howe Sound. There are some difficult area so of the path due to erosion so caution should be taken.
Length: 3 hours or 5km
Where: Pacific Spirit Regional Park – UBC, Vancouver
This scenic route is a great option for families looking for a serene nature walk. Located in Golden Ears Provincial park, you will enjoy views of the lake from the north side.
Where: Golden ears Provincial Park, Maple Ridge
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We’re so lucky to be surrounded by all of the natural beauty here at Fern Grove. The Mike Lake Loop is a short 2 km scenic walk in Golden Ears Park, a perfect trail for everyone in the family!🌿 Photo: @saragwen9 #ferngrove #mikelaketrail #mikelake #bcparks #goldenearsprovincialpark
This demanding trail is a really popular option and results in stunning views of neighbouring Alouette Mountain, Blanshard Needle, Edge Peak and Golden Ears. This trail can be done in one day but is certainly a hard trail that gets increasingly steep as it goes. Keep going, the view is worth it!
Length: 12 hours or 24 km
Where: Golden Ears Provinical Park, Maple Ridge
Tynehead Regional Park
There are plenty of exciting trails to enjoy at Tynehead – even a fish hatchery! – so you can pick the course you want to meander. Most paths lead to the steep Trillium Viewpoint that overlooks the scenery. Take in and enjoy the view!
Length: 4.5 km
Difficulty: Easy – Moderate
Where: 16689 96 Ave, Surrey
The younger sibling to the infamous Grouse Grind, the Abby Ground is a little less steep and lot less crowded version that offers lovely views of neighbouring farmland.
Where: Abbotsford, you can park at the Abbotsford fish and game club
Dilly Dally Loop
This fun hike offerings an exciting viewpoint of Port Moody, Burrard Inlet, Indian Arm and even Lindsay Lake (where you can even stop for a dip to cool off!) Carry on and you’ll reach the ultimate summit nicknamed ‘Mount Beautiful’. This hike is not for the inexperienced so be warned!
Where: Buntzen Lake, Port Moody
This hike is rugged and due to that, can be a bit of a challenge. This hike follows the Bunten Lake trail then forks to Halvor Lunder where you can take in the spectacular view of Swan Lake, complimented with the mountains and the western shore of the lake. Beautiful!
Where: Drive to the Buntzen Lake recreation area and follow signs
Diez Vista translates to ten views, which youll get to enjoy on this exciting hike. On a clear day you can see as far as Burnaby Mountain, Deep Cover, Bedwell Bay, Belcarra and more. Its a popular trail and has been favoured for many moons.
Where: Bunzten Lake Rec Area, Port Moody
Colony Farm Regional Park
Located in Port Coquitlam, this nature reserve awards nice views of the Coquitlam River and nearby fields. There are copious trails paths that you can pick from at the map at the entrance. You can explore the Millennium Bridge, the Wilson Farm Dyke Trail and even along the community gardens.
Where: Colony Farm Regional Park off Lougheed Highway in Port Coquitlam