May 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Stawamus Chief

Hikers on the top of the Stawamus Chief near Vancouver

View from the top of The Stawamus Chief. Photo: Destination BC/Ben Girardi

The Stawamus Chief in Squamish is a great spring hike since it takes you to a summit with great views, but it’s low enough to avoid snow. This guide has all the info you need to tackle this tough trail.

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May 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Stawamus Chief

April 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Reifel Bird Sanctuary

A group of Sandhill Cranes at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary near Vancouver

A group of Sandhill Cranes. Photo: Tjflex2/Flickr. Used under CC BY-ND 2.0

The George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is a great spot for a spring hike as ducks, geese, songbirds, and shorebirds stop by on migrations or settle in for nesting season. Use our trail guide to follow a 4.5-kilometre loop that hits all the major bird viewing sites.

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April 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Reifel Bird Sanctuary

March 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Baden Powell Trail from Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver

Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

This one-way transit-accessible hike along a section of North Vancouver’s Baden Powell Trail is perfect for spring since it includes rushing waterfalls and mossy forests. The route goes from Deep Cove, across the churning waters of the Seymour River, to its finish at the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge.

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March 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Baden Powell Trail from Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon

February’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Admiralty Point

View from the Admiralty Point Trail

View from the Admiralty Point Trail. Photo: F.L. May/All Trails

With snow lingering in the mountains, February is a great time to hike next to the ocean. This route lets you follow the flat and easy trail along the shoreline to Admiralty Point in təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park.

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February’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Admiralty Point

January’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Pacific Spirit Regional Park

A woman walks along a trail in Pacific Spirit Regional Park in Vancouver

Photo: Taryn Eyton

Winter is a great time to explore nature close to home. This easy loop through the maze of trails at Pacific Spirit Park takes you past some giant trees, to a unique bog ecosystem, and to one of Vancouver’s remaining salmon spawning streams.

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January’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Vancouver New Year’s Resolutions for 2022 You’ll Want to Keep

Biking on the seawall in Vancouver

Biking on the seawall at English Bay. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Cycle City Tours

Make your New Year’s Resolutions fun this year with some #VeryVancouver goals for 2022: Hike every month of the year, eat delicious food, take in a film, and lots more. You won’t have trouble committing to doing the things that make our beautiful city unique.

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Vancouver New Year’s Resolutions for 2022 You’ll Want to Keep

December’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Rice Lake

Rice Lake Trail in North Vancouver

Photo: Taryn Eyton

North Vancouver’s Rice Lake in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve is a great place for an easy winter walk since it rarely has snow. The flat trail has beautiful views of the tranquil lake, which often boasts beautiful reflections.

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December’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Rice Lake