7 Ways to Get Outdoors in West Vancouver in Summer

A hiker enjoys the view at Eagle Bluff

A hiker enjoys the view at Eagle Bluffs in Cypress Provincial Park. Photo: Taryn Eyton

West Vancouver is sandwiched between towering mountains and crashing ocean waves. Hike to the peaks, hit the beach, and explore the parks, lakes, waterfalls, and old-growth trees in between.

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7 Ways to Get Outdoors in West Vancouver in Summer

7 Ways to Get Outdoors in Winter in West Vancouver

Cross-country skiing through the forest at Cypress Mountain.

Cross-country skiing at Cypress Mountain. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

From snowy peaks to oceanside strolls, there are lots of ways to get outdoors in winter in West Vancouver. Hit the slopes, go for a hike, explore a park, and lots more.

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7 Ways to Get Outdoors in Winter in West Vancouver

September 2022 Vancouver Area Hike of the Month: Eagle Bluffs

A hiker enjoys the view at Eagle Bluff

A hiker enjoys the view at Eagle Bluffs in Cypress Provincial Park. Photo: Taryn Eyton

With a spectacular vantage point atop a granite outcrop, Eagle Bluffs in Cypress Provincial Park is a great late summer hike to soak up ocean and city views.

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September 2022 Vancouver Area Hike of the Month: Eagle Bluffs

8 Easy Snowshoe Trails Near Vancouver

Snowshoers at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Photo: Sea to Sky Gondola

Have you always wanted to try snowshoeing? It’s one of the easiest winter sports to master. If you’re just starting, try one of these easy snowshoe trails near Vancouver.

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8 Easy Snowshoe Trails Near Vancouver

September’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: St. Mark’s Summit

The view from St. Mark's Summit near Vancouver

Photo: Vlad D/Unsplash

Finish out the summer hiking season with a trip to one of Vancouver’s most spectacular viewpoints. The trail to St. Mark’s Summit climbs through the forest of Cypress Provincial Park to an incredible clifftop vantage point with great views of Howe Sound.

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September’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: St. Mark’s Summit

9 Things to Do at Cypress Provincial Park in the Summer

View from St Mark's Summit in Cypress Provincial Park

View from St Mark’s Summit. Photo: Vlad D/Unsplash

You might know West Vancouver’s Cypress Provincial Park as a skier’s paradise, but in the summer the park is home to a huge network of hiking trails for all abilities, a mountain roller coaster, viewpoints, picnic areas, and lots more. To help you plan your trip, here are the best things to do at Cypress Provincial Park in the summer.

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9 Things to Do at Cypress Provincial Park in the Summer

June’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Bowen Lookout

Bowen Lookout near Vancouver

The view from Bowen Lookout at sunset. Photo: Taryn Eyton/ HappiestOutdoors.ca

This year Vancouver’s North Shore mountains have a heavy snowpack, which means we will have to wait a bit longer to hike some of the trails to the higher peaks. But why not warm-up for the summer hiking season with a hike to Bowen Lookout at Cypress Provincial Park? It’s a short hike to a beautiful viewpoint. In early June there will be just a few snow patches that should disappear by the end of the month.

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June’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Bowen Lookout