When you don't feel like tying up your hiking boots and going on an extremely long hike, you can still get your step count in while doing these smaller; yet still beautiful hikes in the Vancouver area. So put on your athleisure gear, and get walking!
Cypress Falls, located in West Vancouver, boasts an impressive array of massive trees in a lush forest. Sitting at a low elevation, this is an easy place to hike, and it's even great for an overcast or rainy day.
Lighthouse Park is a beautiful hike in West Vancouver, perfect for a solo stroll or family outing. With large, lush trees; a beautiful lighthouse built in 1912; and fantastic views of the ocean, downtown Vancouver, and Stanley Park; you won’t be disappointed.
Capilano Regional Park
When you don’t feel like paying the fee to walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Capilano Regional Park hike is a great alternative. See the massive Cleveland Dam and walk down into the forest to see a spectacular view of the Capilano Canyon and boulder strewn Capilano River.
For a relatively easy hike, the Quarry Rock Hike has an amazing view. While the first part of the hike has a lot of stairs to climb, you’ll get a nice rest for the rest of the hike. While it’s a popular trail, it’s worth the hike for the view—not to mention the doughnuts from Honey’s Doughnuts in Deep Cove when you’re done.
Familiar to many SFU students, Burnaby Mountain is perfect for the person who wants a nice walk, but not a treacherous hike—and it’s a 35-minute drive from Vancouver.
Short, sweet and refreshing—Mystery Lake is the perfect getaway this summer for a short hike and a quick dip in the lake. Make sure to bring your bathing suit! Careful this summer though, the lake might still be covered in snow! Either way, it'll make for a good adventure!
Skip the line and the prices at the Capilano Suspension bridge and go to Lynn Canyon to walk the suspension bridge, take a stroll around the forest and take a dip in the 30-foot pool.
The forest within the city is the best place to have a wilderness getaway without being too far from the nearest coffee shop. Enjoy a scenic walk through Stanley Park this weekend!
Whyte Lake is a great hike for a warm day. This relaxing hike will take you through a trail of dense trees and at the very end, you’ll reach a beautiful lake. If you’re feeling sweaty, dive in!
Lions Bay Loop
The Lions Bay 5km trail is a great place for a for an easy hike on a Sunday afternoon. Marked with educational signs, you can get your exercise while learning about the forest. Not to mention, you’ll be getting a beautiful view of the Howe Sound.
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