August’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Garibaldi Lake

Hikers at the boat dock on Garibaldi Lake

Hikers at the boat dock on Garibaldi Lake. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

The hike to Garibaldi Lake is a Vancouver summer classic. The long, sunny days of August are a great time to tackle this moderately difficult trail. It starts with a long climb through the forest, but the sapphire blue lake and glacier views are worth the effort.

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August’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Garibaldi Lake

Best Summer Hikes Around Vancouver

Hikers on the Al's Habrich Ridge Trail at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Hikers on the Al’s Habrich Ridge Trail. Photo: Sea to Sky Gondola

Summer is the best time to hike in Vancouver’s mountains since they are snow-free. Take advantage of the good weather by heading up to the peaks to enjoy beautiful views. Add one of these Vancouver summer hikes to your bucket list.

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Best Summer Hikes Around Vancouver

Epic Hikes Around Vancouver

Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park

The view of Garibaldi Lake from Panorama Ridge. Photo credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

To get the best views, sometimes you have to sweat a little. (Or a lot!) These Vancouver-area trails are tough with super steep climbs and long distances. But they all have breath-taking views at the top that will make you forget all the effort it took to get there. Here are our picks for the most epic hikes around Vancouver.

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Epic 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