Vancouver’s Top Day Hike Trails
Vancouver Canada has a reputation for being a haven for hikers. With trails that range from easy-as-pie to tough-as-nails, hikers of all experience levels can easily find their perfect peaks to conquer. Here is an overview of some of these, sorted according to the level of difficulty.
Dog Mountain Trail
So-named because of the jagged peaks that characterize it, the ridge is approached by narrow passages that lead to a winding trail. The peak offers a 360-degree view of the mountains around it.
A forested trail that hikers frequent, the Lynn Peak lasts for around 4.5 kilometers. There are several good views along the way, and the winding route leads to an elevation of more than 700 meters.
The park has a lot of easy trails to choose from. Go here if you want to see magnificent views of the ocean, as well as old-growth forests. The height also offers a great view of Starboat Cove, a famous picnic spot.
Almost 4 kilometers long, the trail is characterized by creek bridges and a great view from the top. It is also known as the Gray Rock Trail and the Deep Cove Lookout. The latter is because of its views of the scenic Deep Cove bay.
This is quite the hike, and I do not recommend doing this at least until July or thereabouts. There’s a constant amount of uphill struggle, through meadows and lush green forests. But at the top, you will be met with the gorgeous turquoise blue of the lake. You will also enjoy the sight of the distant glacier.
The hike lasts for about 5 hours, wherein you will traverse 18 kilometers of terrain. Get your cardio on before attempting this.
This one doesn’t disappoint. The view is a panoramic wonder that shows climbers the Bow and Consolation Valleys east of Ten Peaks. There is only one trail up the ridge, and it’s a difficult one. You are expected to have significant scrambling experience even before you attempt this.
The best time to hike will be around June to September, when the season is dry. You will also have to get a National Park Pass before entering the trail. Also bring some bear spray, as the place is active with grizzlies.
This is a very popular hike, but that does not mean that it is an easy one. It lasts for almost 3 kilometers, and offers sights addictive for their beauty. What people aren’t often aware of is that Grouse Grind is merely the start of a trail to different places. It is a back door to Lynn Peak, Goat Mountain, Dam Mountain, Norvan Falls, and many more.
The Grind is a status symbol for hiking clubs within the vicinity. A person’s “Grind Time” serves like a badge for club admission. It is also a sort of rite of passage — many consider it a mandatory trail if you consider yourself a Vancouver hiker.
Vancouver has a lot of wonders awaiting those with the guts and the curiosity. Work your way up these peaks to experience the beauty of this part of the world.
32 thoughts on “Vancouver Day Hikes with Stunning Views”
I can’t believe Canada doesn’t get more love among travelers! It’s so incredibly gorgeous there, and it’s RIGHT THERE. I mean, come on!
I love hiking but I rarely get to go anymore. These look like great places to go hiking!
OH WOW! Now I need to get my butt to VANCOUVER! I have never been to Canada in general before!
What beautiful hiking trails! I would love to do the Lighthouse Park hike because of the easy trails and the ocean views. All of those views are amazing!
Quarry Rock is actually on my list of places to hike. It looks so beautiful there and would make for some great pictures.
I love these photos. I’d like to visit Dog Mountain Trail and Lighthouse Park. Hiking is super great exercise and good for the spirit.
Oh my. These views are stunning. It’s great that even some of the easier trails reward you with impressive vistas.
I can’t think of a better reason to take a hike if you can do so and take in such gorgeous views! These are all places I would love to visit!
I love to go hiking! If I ever go to Canada I would love to visit Garibaldi Lake, it looks beautiful!
Wow. That is some amazing scenery. I would love to hike at any of these places!
Wow these views are beautiful! I totally want to go hiking with you! I know I can do it but I don’t know anyone who does
I’m more of a pina colada on the beach kind of vacationer, but these are some GREAT photos! 🙂
I love those pictures! One reason why I like hiking … Or maybe the only reason…
Wow! Those Trails look amazing. I love hiking as well, but seldom get a chance to do it.
We love hiking as a family, especially when the weather cooperates. You featured so many beautiful trails and I appreciate the added levels of difficulty too!
How can you not give into hiking with a sights as lovely as these! I’ve never done any of these hikes and I would love to do so some time soon. I really think it’s the perfect way to unwind and not think about anything but the view!
Wow! Vancouver hiking places look so lovely. I wish I can go there!
It looks like those could be my new places to hike! Love the photos of each spot!
I’m not sure I could make it through half those spots but boy howdy I can enjoy the view!
This sounds like such a great place to visit!
this is giving me major vacation envy
A great post and looks like a destination that offers something for everyone, no matter what kind of hiking your looking for.
Hiking is such a lovely thing to do especially in a place like Vancouver! It’s really beautiful there and you can definitely appreciate the place more by going on these hikes!
Oh, those pictures are gorgeous! I would like to go to Vancouver, I had a friend who lived there.
WOW! What great hikes!!! We must visit Vancouver!
Your pictures are absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing our beautiful country or at least one part of it.
I’d like to visit Vancouver. It looks like a gorgeous place to be!
Oh it is definitely a gorgeous place ,you will for sure love it.
I love hiking and this looks like where I should be. so many different trails and such beautiful scenery.
Wow! Such a great scenery! love to visit this someday!