April 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Reifel Bird Sanctuary

A group of Sandhill Cranes at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary near Vancouver

A group of Sandhill Cranes. Photo: Tjflex2/Flickr. Used under CC BY-ND 2.0

The George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is a great spot for a spring hike as ducks, geese, songbirds, and shorebirds stop by on migrations or settle in for nesting season. Use our trail guide to follow a 4.5-kilometre loop that hits all the major bird viewing sites.

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April 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Reifel Bird Sanctuary

January’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Pacific Spirit Regional Park

A woman walks along a trail in Pacific Spirit Regional Park in Vancouver

Photo: Taryn Eyton

Winter is a great time to explore nature close to home. This easy loop through the maze of trails at Pacific Spirit Park takes you past some giant trees, to a unique bog ecosystem, and to one of Vancouver’s remaining salmon spawning streams.

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January’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Vancouver New Year’s Resolutions for 2022 You’ll Want to Keep

Biking on the seawall in Vancouver

Biking on the seawall at English Bay. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Cycle City Tours

Make your New Year’s Resolutions fun this year with some #VeryVancouver goals for 2022: Hike every month of the year, eat delicious food, take in a film, and lots more. You won’t have trouble committing to doing the things that make our beautiful city unique.

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Vancouver New Year’s Resolutions for 2022 You’ll Want to Keep

April’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls and suspension bridge in Mission near Vancouver

Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

The short and easy trail to Cascade Falls in Mission is a great hike for a spring day. The waters of Cascade Creek tumble 30 meters over a sheer cliff face into a turquoise pool. Driven by snowmelt, the falls are a spectacula torrent at this time of year. Walk across the large suspension bridge for close-up views.

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April’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Cascade Falls

March’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Cypress Falls

Cypress Falls in West Vancouver

Photo: West Vancouver Parks and Recreation

West Vancouver’s Cypress Falls Park features a beautiful canyon and two spectacular waterfalls. Spring is the perfect time to hike here, as the melting snow turns the waterfalls into torrents. It’s a short and easy hike, perfect for hikers of all ages.

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March’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Cypress Falls

Epic Hikes Around Vancouver

Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park

The view of Garibaldi Lake from Panorama Ridge. Photo credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

To get the best views, sometimes you have to sweat a little. (Or a lot!) These Vancouver-area trails are tough with super steep climbs and long distances. But they all have breath-taking views at the top that will make you forget all the effort it took to get there. Here are our picks for the most epic hikes around Vancouver.

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Epic Hikes Around Vancouver

March’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Seymour River and Lynn Creek Loop

Twin Bridges suspension bridge in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver, BC

The new suspension bridge at Twin Bridges in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Photo via happiestoutdoors.ca

The lower slopes of the North Shore mountains have an incredible network of interconnected trails that are perfect for exploring. The forested paths and rushing rivers are a great destination for the rainy and misty spring days of March. There are so many options that it can be hard to choose. See some of the highlights on this hike that uses several trails to make a loop that includes the deep canyons of the Seymour River and Lynn Creek. 

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March’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Seymour River and Lynn Creek Loop