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 Tips for Safe Summer Hiking in Vancouver

Hiking above Grouse Mountain in Vancouver

A hiker explore Grouse Mountain in Vancouver. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

Summer is the best time of year to hike in Vancouver: the weather is great, the days are long, and the mountains are mostly snow-free. But you will be hiking in some serious wilderness, so follow these tips for safe summer hiking.

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10 Tips for Safe Summer Hiking in Vancouver

Easy End of Summer Hikes Around Vancouver

Lindeman Lake in Chilliwack near Vancouver, BC

Lindeman Lake in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park. Photo Credit: Mohammad Rezaie on Unsplash

Sadly, summer is drawing to a close. But it’s not over yet: there are still a few more weeks of warm hiking weather left! It’s the perfect time of year for one last mountain hike or one last post-hike lake swim. Here are some great ideas for easy end of summer hikes in the Vancouver area.

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Easy End of Summer Hikes Around Vancouver

Back Country Adventure to St. Mark’s Summit

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View from St. Mark’s Summit Photo: Rob Weiss

The majestic North Shore mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for Vancouver, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Towering over the city and ocean below, these mountains beckon to those who wish to get outside and explore. Heeding the call of Mother Nature, we decided to grab our backpacks, hiking poles, ten essentials for back country travel and set our compass headings on Cypress Provincial Park. The area offers numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts – a veritable smorgasbord for day trippers, “instagrammers” and mountaineers alike!

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Back Country Adventure to St. Mark’s Summit