British Columbia Trails

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Vancouver is praised by hikers for its soaring mountains, high-alpine turquoise lakes and thundering waterfalls. But all of Mother Nature's epic elements don’t always mix well with families and small children. Looking for some more relaxed hikes so you can still...
Walking through the streets of downtown Vancouver, I often look up at the flying birds above me as they coast in-between the towering buildings and imagine what they must see. What a view, I think to myself, as they sail...
Jagged, rocky peaks; emerald alpine lakes and blankets of evergreen are just a few of the features that make BC’s Glacier National Park so picturesque. The park seems made for postcards featuring a quintessentially Canadian mountain landscape. But if you’re...
City: Pemberton Region: Joffre Lakes Provincial Park Province/State: British Columbia Country: Canada Difficulty Intermediate Time 4 - 5 hours Round Trip Distance 10 km Elevation Gain 370 m Camping Yes Public Transit? No Dog Friendly No Kid Friendly Yes The Joffre Lakes hiking trail offers incredible views for moderate effort. After rising to fame on Instagram, the turquoise water in...
City: Squamish Region: Garibaldi Provincial Park Province/State: British Columbia Country: Canada Difficulty Intermediate Time 8 - 10 Hours Round Trip Distance 22 km Elevation Gain 600 m Camping Yes Public Transit? No Dog Friendly No Kid Friendly Yes Providing easy access and high alpine, this is a classic and popular BC hike. The first 4 km or so from the...
City: North Vancouver Region: Grouse Mountain Regional Park Province/State: British Columbia Country: Canada Difficulty Difficult Time 1 - 2 hours Round Trip Distance 2.9 km (can only hike up) Elevation Gain 853 m Camping No Public Transit? Yes Dog Friendly No Kid Friendly Yes One of the most classic Vancouver-area trails, the Grouse Grind is really just a staircase up...
City: North Vancouver Region: Deep Cove Province/State: British Columbia Country: Canada Difficulty Easy Time 1 hour Round Trip Distance 3.8 km Elevation Gain 100 m Camping No Public Transit? Yes Dog Friendly Yes Kid Friendly Yes A quick linear leg of the Baden Powell Trail in Deep Cove, Quarry Rock is a Vancouver-fave for a little Shinrin-yoku. It’s easy to...
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