9 Best Vancouver Hikes for Hot Days

Swimmers in Garibaldi Lake

Swimmers in Garibaldi Lake. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

Beat the heat with a hike that will keep you cool. These Vancouver area trails have shaded forests, rushing creeks, and refreshing lakes – perfect for a hot day.

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9 Best Vancouver Hikes for Hot Days

10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Victoria Day Long Weekend

A runner on the seawall in Stanley Park

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Nelson Mouellic

Since we will all be staying close to home this Victoria Day weekend, it’s the perfect time to play outside. Use our picks for the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to plan your long weekend adventures.

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10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Victoria Day Long Weekend

5 Things to Do at Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park

Photo: WestVancouver.ca

West Vancouver’s Lighthouse Park is a nature oasis close to the city. With a forested interior, rocky shoreline, and lots of viewpoints, there is beauty around every corner. To help you plan your trip, here are our picks for the best things to do at Lighthouse Park.

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5 Things to Do at Lighthouse Park

10 Vancouver-Area Hikes Perfect for Spring

Hiking the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, BC

Hiking the Stawamus Chief in Squamish. Photo Credit Tourism Squamish

Spring is a great time to go hiking. The waterfalls are pumping and the rain turns all the plants extra green. But with snow hanging around in the mountains, it can be tough to figure out where to go for a hike. Here are our picks for the 10 best Vancouver-area spring hikes. They are all closer to sea level so they are be snow-free in the spring. 

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10 Vancouver-Area Hikes Perfect for Spring

January’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver

A view of the lighthouse from West Beach. Photo credit: Djordje Cicovic on the Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

Does your New Year’s resolution involve more outdoor time? Kick-off 2020 with a hike. The low elevation trail network at West Vancouver’s Lighthouse Park is usually snow-free all year so it’s a great hiking destination for January. Plus the views of the ocean and downtown Vancouver are incredible.

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January’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Lighthouse Park

10 Places Near Vancouver to Picnic in Nature

A group having a picnic at Third Beach in Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC

Sunset picnic at Third Beach in Stanley Park. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Hubert Kang

On hot summer days, there’s nothing better than a picnic. In a city like Vancouver surrounded by mountains and ocean, you can go beyond neighbourhood parks and enjoy your picnic in nature. So pack your blankets and picnic baskets, then head out to one of these 10 great picnic destinations near Vancouver.

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10 Places Near Vancouver to Picnic in Nature

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