January 2023 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Stanley Park

Stanley Park Forest Trail

Forest trail in Stanley Park. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

When someone says Stanley Park, you probably think of the aquarium, seawall, and beaches. But many visitors miss the beautiful forested interior, perfect for hiking. This easy loop hike hits several gorgeous viewpoints between sections of picturesque rainforest.

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January 2023 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Stanley Park

November 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Steelhead Falls

A hiker stands in front of Steelhead Falls in Mission, BC

Steelhead Falls. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

The short and easy hike to Steelhead Falls in Mission is perfect for November. The autumn rains ensure that the waterfall will be gushing and the mossy forest will be extra green.

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November 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Steelhead Falls

October 2022 Vancouver Area Hike of the Month: Brohm Lake

View of the Tantalus Range from the Brohm Lake Trail

View of the Tantalus Range and the Cheakamus River valley. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

The quiet trails around Brohm Lake north of Squamish are perfect for fall with beautiful views of Brohm Lake, the Tantalus Mountains, and autumn colours in the Cheakamus River valley.

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October 2022 Vancouver Area Hike of the Month: Brohm Lake

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

August 2022 Vancouver Area Hike of the Month: Elfin Lakes

View of Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park

Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Photo: Pranav Prashar/Unsplash

The long days of summer are a great time to tackle more challenging mountain hikes. The long trail to Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park has incredible views as you ramble along a ridge top.

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August 2022 Vancouver Area Hike of the Month: Elfin Lakes

July 2022 Vancouver Area Hike of the Month: Lightning Lakes Loop

View from the Lightning Lakes day use area in Manning Park

View from the Lightning Lakes Day Use area in E.C. Manning Provincial Park. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

On a hot summer day, a hike with lots of shade and a lake to jump into is the best plan. Make a day trip out to E.C. Manning Provincial Park to hike the Lightning Lakes Loop Trail, finishing with a swim.

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July 2022 Vancouver Area Hike of the Month: Lightning Lakes Loop

June 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Kw’okw’echíwel Stl’áleqem (Dragon’s Back) Trail

View from the Dragon's Back Trail in Hope

Photo: Mike Garson/All Trails

This year, snow is lingering in the mountains so it’s a good time to tackle a lower elevation hike. The new Kw’okw’echíwel Stl’áleqem (Dragon’s Back) Trail near Hope has incredible views, Indigenous culture, old-growth forest, and huge boulders to explore.

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June 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Kw’okw’echíwel Stl’áleqem (Dragon’s Back) Trail