6 Dog-Friendly Winter Adventures Near Vancouver

A group of people snowshoes with a dog

Photo: Whistler Olympic Park

Take your dog for an adventure this winter. There are lots of dog-friendly options, including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and visiting dog parks. Here are our picks for the best dog-friendly winter adventures near Vancouver.

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6 Dog-Friendly Winter Adventures Near Vancouver

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

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 Things to do at Mount Seymour Provincial Park in the Summer

A hiker on Mount Seymour near Vancouver

Photo: Taryn Eyton/Happiestoutdoors.ca

Head to Mount Seymour Provincial Park to experience the beauty of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains. The hiking trails range from easy forest walks to challenging summit climbs. You can also have a picnic, ride your bike and enjoy the view. Use this guide to help you plan your trip to Mount Seymour Provincial Park this summer.

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7 Things to do at Mount Seymour Provincial Park in the Summer

Easy End of Summer Hikes Around Vancouver

Lindeman Lake in Chilliwack near Vancouver, BC

Lindeman Lake in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park. Photo Credit: Mohammad Rezaie on Unsplash

Sadly, summer is drawing to a close. But it’s not over yet: there are still a few more weeks of warm hiking weather left! It’s the perfect time of year for one last mountain hike or one last post-hike lake swim. Here are some great ideas for easy end of summer hikes in the Vancouver area.

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Easy End of Summer Hikes Around Vancouver

10 Vancouver Hikes with Epic Views

Hiking the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, BC

Hiking the Stawamus Chief in Squamish. Photo Credit Tourism Squamish

Tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains, Vancouver is spoiled for spectacular scenery. Take a hike to enjoy some of the best views. You can choose from city views, ocean views or mountain views. And the trails range from easy to challenging.

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10 Vancouver Hikes with Epic Views

Incredible (and Easy) Winter Hiking in Vancouver

Photo credit: iwona_kellie | Flickr

Photo credit: iwona_kellie | Flickr

Grey skies and rainy days conspire to keep many Vancouverites cooped up indoors during the winter months.  There is a solution for cabin fever, however: Just look up.

The North Shore mountains, just across the Lions Gate Bridge from downtown, offer an outdoor playground during the winter months – and not just for skiers. Well maintained trails on Cypress, Grouse and Seymour Mountains give hikers and snowshoers a chance to stretch their legs in pristine alpine forest.

Among the best routes for beginners looking for an easy hike is the Dog Mountain Trail on Mt. Seymour, which is 5 kilometres round-trip and takes about two hours to complete.  I checked out the trail over the weekend, on a day when downtown Vancouver was blanketed in fog.

Up at the 935-metre base of Mt. Seymour in North Vancouver, however, the sun was shining bright and it was a balmy 9 degrees Celsius.   Continue reading:
Incredible (and Easy) Winter Hiking in Vancouver