9 Best Vancouver Hikes for Hot Days

Swimmers in Garibaldi Lake

Swimmers in Garibaldi Lake. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

Beat the heat with a hike that will keep you cool. These Vancouver area trails have shaded forests, rushing creeks, and refreshing lakes – perfect for a hot day.

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9 Best Vancouver Hikes for Hot Days

9 Things To Do at Buntzen Lake Recreation Area

A woman stands on the shore of Buntzen Lake near Vancouver

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The hydroelectric reservoir of Buntzen Lake is a popular recreation area for Vancouverites. The long lake has a great beach and it is surrounded by forested mountains and tons of trails.

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9 Things To Do at Buntzen Lake Recreation Area

8 Dog-Friendly Hikes Around Vancouver

Dog hiking

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Does your pup love to hike? There are lots of dog-friendly hikes near Vancouver where you can treat your pooch to a day on the trails. Here are a few of our favourite Vancouver hikes for dogs.

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8 Dog-Friendly Hikes Around Vancouver

7 Vancouver Area Hikes with Suspension Bridges

People walk on an elevated bridge at the Greenheart Treewalk at the UBC Botanical Garden in Vancouver

Greenheart Treewalk, UBC Botanical Garden. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Destination Canada (CTC) / Asymetric/Jason Van Bruggen

There’s something exhilarating about standing on a narrow suspension bridge, high above the ground. It gives you a bird’s-eye view of the forest canopy and lets you peer down into the depths of canyons. Check out these seven suspension bridge hikes around Vancouver for great views.

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7 Vancouver Area Hikes with Suspension Bridges

20 Vancouver Area Beaches to Visit This Summer

Lifeguard at Third Beach in Vancouver

Lifeguard at Third Beach. Photo: Kate Milford

As the weather starts to warm up and summer approaches, it’s time to hit the beach. Vancouver has lots of sandy shores to choose from including lots on the Pacific Ocean and a few on freshwater lakes. Here’s our list of 20 Vancouver area beaches to visit this summer.

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20 Vancouver Area Beaches to Visit This Summer

May’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Diez Vistas

Vew of Sasamat Lake and Burrard Inlet from the Diez Vistas Trail

View from the first viewpoint. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

May can be a tough month for hikers. It’s nice and warm in the city, but the mountains are still covered in snow. That’s where great mid-elevation hikes like Diez Vistas come in. This trail near Buntzen Lake lets you get up high enough to enjoy some views but is low enough that you don’t have to worry about snow.

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May’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Diez Vistas

7 More Gorgeous Vancouver Hikes for Fall Colours

Fall colours along the Four Lakes Loop Trail in Squamish near Vancouver, BC

Fall colours along the Four Lakes Loop in Squamish. Photo credit: Taryn Eyton happiestoutdoors.ca

While Vancouver is a fairly green city, with lots of coniferous trees, each fall pockets of the region light up in yellow, gold, and crimson as their leaves change. Hiking is a great way to experience the changing of the seasons. Last year we published a list of seven Vancouver-area hikes where you can experience fall colours. This year we’re back with seven more fall hikes brimming with colour and the crunch of leaves underfoot.

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7 More Gorgeous Vancouver Hikes for Fall Colours