Where to Hike with Spikes in Vancouver

A hiker wearing spikes enjoys the view at Eagle Bluff

Enjoying the view at Eagle Bluff. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

There might be less snow this winter, but that just means you can explore the mountains with spikes instead of snowshoes. Here’s where to hike with spikes in Vancouver.

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Where to Hike with Spikes in Vancouver

Best Places to Enjoy Snowy Mountain Views in Vancouver

View of the North Shore Mountains from the Stanley Park Seawall.

View of the mountains from Jericho Beach. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Andy Mons

Vancouver is a gorgeous city, but it is extra spectacular when snow blankets the nearby mountains. Here are the best places to enjoy snowy mountain views.

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Best Places to Enjoy Snowy Mountain Views in Vancouver

12 Family-Friendly Adventures Around Vancouver This Winter

A family at the gondola platform at Whislter Mountain near Vancouve

Photo: Destination BC/Rick Collins

Keep the whole family entertained this winter with fun activities like sledding, skating, hiking, museums, rock climbing, and lots more.

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12 Family-Friendly Adventures Around Vancouver This Winter

Where to Go Sledding and Snow-Tubing Near Vancouver in Winter 2023/24

Sledding at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver

Sledding at Grouse Mountain. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala

While it rarely snows in the city, Vancouver’s mountains are a great place to go sledding. Here are our picks for the best places to go sledding, tobogganing, and snow-tubing near Vancouver in winter 2023/24.

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Where to Go Sledding and Snow-Tubing Near Vancouver in Winter 2023/24

7 Ways to Explore Átl’ka7tsem / Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region

Mountains tower above Howe Sound

Mountains in Howe Sound. Photo: David Ivanchikov/Unsplash

Stretching from the ocean floor to mountain peaks, the Átl’ka7tsem / Howe Sound Biosphere Region just north of Vancouver has lots to explore. Kayak through its waters, hike to its peaks, admire the old-growth trees, and lots more.

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7 Ways to Explore Átl’ka7tsem / Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region

July 2023 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Al’s Habrich Ridge Trail

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

Thanks to the Sea to Sky Gondola, you can get high into the mountains above Howe Sound to go for a spectacular hike. Follow the Al’s Habrich Ridge Trail up to the top of a granite ridge for panoramic views.

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July 2023 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Al’s Habrich Ridge Trail

12 Outdoorsy Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day 2023 in Vancouver

A group of cyclists on the seawall in Vancouver's Stanley Park.

Cycling on the Seawall in Stanley Park. Photo: Destination Vancouver / Coast Mountain Photography

Take Dad outside this Father’s Day. Choose from hikes, parks, festivals, fishing, biking, running, and many more events in the Vancouver area.

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12 Outdoorsy Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day 2023 in Vancouver