10 Vancouver-Area Hikes Perfect for Spring

Hiking the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, BC

Hiking the Stawamus Chief in Squamish. Photo Credit Tourism Squamish

Spring is a great time to go hiking. The waterfalls are pumping and the rain turns all the plants extra green. But with snow hanging around in the mountains, it can be tough to figure out where to go for a hike. Here are our picks for the 10 best Vancouver-area spring hikes. They are all closer to sea level so they are be snow-free in the spring. 

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10 Vancouver-Area Hikes Perfect for Spring

7 Vancouver-Area Trail Running Races to Sign Up for This Spring

Runners on a forested trail in Squamish, BC during the Survival of the Fittest trail running race

Runners during the Survival of the Fittest race in 2019. Photo by Scott Robarts via Coast Mountain Trail Series

With spring on its way, it’s a great time to go for a run on forest trail. And the best way to stay motivated for running is to sign up for a race. Vancouver has a vibrant trail running scene with lots of races to choose from. Here are seven Vancouver-area trail running races you can sign up for this spring. 

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7 Vancouver-Area Trail Running Races to Sign Up for This Spring

The Best Places to Suntan in Vancouver

photo: Philip Tong / Flickr

photo: Philip Tong / Flickr

populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

If you’re looking to soak up some Vitamin D and relax in the sun, the following spots are perfect for sunbathing and enjoying some time under the sun. Grab some sunscreen, tanning lotion – or coconut oil because we do live in Vancouver after all – and get your tan on!

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The Best Places to Suntan in Vancouver

Vancouver Hidden Gem Alert: Capilano River Regional Park

Photo credit: janheuninck | Flickr

Photo credit: janheuninck | Flickr

It seems strange to call Capilano River Regional Park a hidden gem.  The park is just minutes from downtown in North Vancouver.  And it also happens to be right next door to one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Yet this gorgeously wild park is regularly overlooked, even by locals.  Straddling the Capilano River, it offers great hiking through old growth forest, stunning views of the river as it winds through Capilano Canyon and plenty of hidden waterholes along the way for a quick dip.  And, even on beautiful summer days, it’s rarely crowded.

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Vancouver Hidden Gem Alert: Capilano River Regional Park