7 Fun Beginner Hikes in Vancouver

Children hiking in the forest near Vancouver, BC

Exploring the forested trails in Stanley Park. Photo: Destination Vancouver / Hubert Kang

With mountains, forests, and ocean all around, Vancouver is a great city for hiking. If you aren’t ready to tackle the mountain summits, you can still see some beautiful scenery on these beautiful beginner hikes around Vancouver.

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7 Fun Beginner Hikes in Vancouver

Nature Lover’s Guide to Vancouver

Stand-up paddleboarding in False Creek

Stand up paddle boarding in False Creek. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Tanya Goehring

Sandwiched between the mountains and the ocean, Vancouver is a city for nature lovers. From parks to wildlife watching, hiking, and more, there are plenty of outdoor activities to discover in Vancouver.

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Nature Lover’s Guide to Vancouver

10 Things to Do Outdoors in Vancouver for BC Day Long Weekend 2023

Kayaking near the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver

Kayaking in False Creek. Photo credit: Destination Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala

BC Day long weekend is the perfect time to soak up our beautiful province’s nature, culture, and history. In 2023, check out festivals, hikes, parades, beaches and more on the August 5-7th long weekend.

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10 Things to Do Outdoors in Vancouver for BC Day Long Weekend 2023

7 More Incredible Summer Hikes Around Vancouver

Hikers above Cheakamus Lake on the High Note Trail in Whistler

Hikers on the High Note Trail in Whistler. Photo: Destination BC/Andrew Strain

Vancouver’s peaks get lots of snow, which means that there is a short (and glorious) summer season for mountaintop hikes in July, August, and September. A few years ago we published our list of the best summer hikes around Vancouver. And now we’re back with seven more great summer hike options.

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7 More Incredible Summer Hikes Around Vancouver

10 Tips for Safe Spring Hiking in Vancouver

The bridge over Nelson Creek on the way to Whyte Lake in West Vancouver

Hiking to Whyte Lake in West Vancouver. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

Spring is a beautiful time to hike in Vancouver. The rain and snow melt makes the forest green and the waterfalls gush. But wet conditions and lingering snow in the mountains mean you need to take some precautions. Follow these tips for safe spring hiking in Vancouver.

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10 Tips for Safe Spring Hiking in Vancouver

10 Ways to Get Outdoors in Downtown Vancouver

Cyclists on the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver

Cyclists on the Stanley Park Seawall. Photo: Destination BC/Heath Moffatt

You don’t have to go far in Vancouver to experience nature. In fact, you can hike, bike, run, paddle, watch for wildlife, and more without leaving the downtown core.

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10 Ways to Get Outdoors in Downtown Vancouver

10 Tips for Safe Winter Hiking in Vancouver

Two people snowshoeing at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver

Snowshoeing at Grouse Mountain. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

With snow in the mountains, winter is a magical time to hike in Vancouver. But cold weather and short days mean you need to take some precautions. Follow these tips for safe winter hiking.

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10 Tips for Safe Winter Hiking in Vancouver