British Columbia Trails

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Quesnel is a city among nature. Set in the central interior of British Columbia, this population centre of about 10,000 residents offers easy access to mountains, river valleys, forests and trail networks in town and beyond. Visitors enjoy mountain biking, fly...
The burgeoning community of Abbotsford, British Columbia, is known for its fields of tulips, blueberries and fresh farm produce. Just an hour from Vancouver, the city’s hiking and trail networks are easily accessible from the city and offer new ways...
You might be compelled to search for the origins of the Nanaimo bar in this Vancouver Island city, but where Nanaimo really shines is in its access to some of the greatest trails for the urban enthusiast all the way...
Campbell River is made for adventure. With lush coastal temperate rainforest, rushing glacial rivers, tall mountains and a dynamic coastline along the Salish Sea—your options for hiking are boundless. This year, head to the north end of Vancouver Island and explore...
The popularity of Chilliwack’s wide-open spaces has exploded over the past few years. The mountain peaks and trails that rise from the city’s farm fields on the valley below beckon hikers to explore deep into the temperate rainforest and climb...
Welcome to the Peace Country. As the largest city in northeastern British Columbia, Fort St. John is a vital regional hub for commerce and industry in the province's north. It’s also a hiking hub, though. Yes, as the ideal jumping off point...
Vancouver’s sentinel peak Grouse Mountain is usually scaled via the ‘Grouse Grind,’ a steep hike through thick forest to a mountaintop chalet with expansive views as far south as the US. For most people, the energy-sapping climb (853 metres in...
It’s an important feeling we don’t make time for enough, especially in trying times like the ones we’re in. The next time you find yourself refreshing Instagram, binging Netflix or scrolling through TikTok, consider stepping away from the screen instead.
Hiking in winter is a delightful way to enjoy the great outdoors. Metro Vancouver, Whistler area and the Lower Mainland have no shortage of incredible trails to discover. While cold weather keeps bugs at bay and large predators asleep in...
The first time I went snowshoeing was with my then-ten-year-old-daughter, and while I was nervous about trying something new with a child in tow, it quickly became our winter activity of choice. Crunching through the snow, we stopped only to...
By Vivian Chung The words “tropical” and “British Columbia” don’t typically go together, but this province harbours some Caribbean-esque destinations that can be visited without hopping on a plane. For snowbirds looking for an escape with a tropical element, whether it...
If you're coming to Vancouver Island, pack your hiking boots. Dozens of hikes, from short strolls to multi-day epics, allow explorers to experience the ocean without actually getting on salt water. Here are seven stunning coastal treks on Vancouver Island and...
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