Let the hiking begin!
As the weather gets warmer and it beings to rain less, I am looking forward to doing some more hiking around Vancouver. I have done the Grouse Grind many times already and although it’s an excellent workout, I don’t enjoy how busy it gets and I especially don’t like that you have to pay $10 to take the gondola down! I have also hiked The Chief, which is another common hike people around Vancouver talk about due to its beautiful views; however, I would like to try some new trails this summer. While there many hikes around the area, here are a few I found that I would like to try this year. I thought I would share them in case anyone else is also looking for some new trails to explore. If you have hiked the trails below or have some suggestions for other ones I should try, I would love to get your feedback in the comments below!
An intermediate 9km hike that seems like a good alternative to the Grouse Grind, although it is 4 hours which is longer than The Grind.
Buntzen Lake Trail
An easy 8km hike that loops around the lake and takes approximately 3.5 hours.
Baden Powell Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon
An intermediate 12km hike with a different starting and ending point (don’t forget to make transportation arrangements!), taking approximately 5 hours.
A intermediate 8km hike, taking 4 hours, starting from Cypress Mountain Ski area.
Two Canyon Loop
An intermediate 8km hike, taking you through 2 canyons and bringing you to a suspension bridge in just 3 hours.
For more trails and hikes around Vancouver, check out VancouverTrails.com! The site gives you an alphabetical list of trails around Vancouver, stating their region, difficulty, time, distance, and season.