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The Best Hiking in British Columbia

Looking for the best hiking in British Columbia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around British Columbia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near British Columbia

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore the Capilano Suspension Bridge

    3.7
    This is a great place to visit to get a feeling for the outdoors of Canada. The bridge is a little scary when a lot of people are walking across, but it is well worth the look.Measuring 140 m (460 ft) long, the bridge crosses over the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Col...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Explore Brandywine Falls

    4.4
    0.6 mi
    Brandywine Falls is a spectacular 70 metre waterfall. It is best seen from the viewpoint which also presents some marvelous views of Daisy Lake and the surrounding mountains. But you can also get to the bottom with a bit of scrambling down the side of the cliff.Brandywine Falls is located along t...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore WhyteCliff Park, West Vancouver

    4.4
    Escape to the vanishing horizon of the Pacific Ocean, where time is measured by the rhythm of waves.Located near West Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay neighbourhood, Whytecliff Park is home to more than 200 marine animal species and is one of the first Marine Protected Areas in Canada. You're almost gua...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Backpack to Panorama Ridge

    4.8
    18.8 mi
    Take the Sea to Sky Highway (HWY 99) north from Vancouver up towards Whistler. Turn off the highway about 30 minutes before Whistler Village onto Daisy Lake Road. There are signs along the highway indicating the Garibaldi Lake turn off. The trailhead is located at the end of Daisy Lake Road. Ther...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike to Norvan Falls

    4.3
    8.7 mi
    The trail starts in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. This is a fantastic day hike that give you just enough of a challenge but isn't too long. It's about 14km to the norvan waterfalls and back ( 7km each way) and it totally work the walk. There is very minimal gain on this hike. The first bit of th...
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  • Coquitlam, British Columbia

    Hike to Sawblade Falls

    3.9
    To reach the trailhead, follow Harper Road until you reach the Port Coquitlam Gun Club, then park along the side of the road. Walk past the yellow gate and take the first trail to your left. About 10 minutes down the trail, you will reach a gravel logging road. Take an immediate left down the pat...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore Lighthouse Park

    4.5
    To get to Lighthouse Park, head westbound along Marine Drive in West Vancouver. As Marine Drive continues past little shops and businesses, it will begin to narrow and the road will wind around the coastline. Continue past Caufield Cove Marina and watch for the Lighthouse Park sign on your left. ...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike St Mark's Summit

    4.3
    From the Cypress Mountain downhill parking lot, head north toward the nearby chairlift and look for the Howe Sound Crest Trail sign. The trail follows alongside the several ski runs until a sign that points to the right to the Howe Sound Crest Trail. Follow this trail uphill until it merges onto ...
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  • Edgewater, British Columbia

    Hike to Nub Peak

    5.0
    7.3 mi / 2789 ft gain
    Starting right at Mt. Assiniboine Lodge, there is very clear signage for this hike. The arrows will lead you over a wooden walkway right before you begin a gentle assent through the woods,gaining elevation the further you go, and then arrive at The Nublet which is before the peak. The Nublet has ...
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  • Britannia Beach, British Columbia

    Hike and Climb the Chief

    4.4
    6.8 mi / 1968.5 ft gain
    If you are hiking this spot, you can do so even as a beginner so long as you have a good fitness level. I’ve seen people do this in jeans and dress shoes, although they are crazy. Wear some hikers and prepare to get your sweat on. There are three peaks, first is the most popular, second has the b...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike the Lynn Canyon Loop

    4.3
    4 mi
    The Lynn Canyon Loop is a 5km trail that takes you up through the dense forest before looping back along the rushing water of the river.There are several trail systems throughout Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, that cater to every ability. Depending on what you're looking for, Lynn Canyon can prov...
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  • Field, British Columbia

    Explore Lake O'Hara

    5.0
    Hidden deep in the Canadian Rockies is Lake O'Hara, a diamond among the rough peaks. Ten minutes drive east of a small town called Field in British Columbia, or sixty minutes west of Banff, Alberta; is a small parking lot where the adventure begins. A $25 return, 30 minute bus ride from there tak...
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  • Squamish-Lillooet C, British Columbia

    Relax at Keyhole Hot Springs

    4.0
    We woke up and decided we wanted to sit in some hot springs! Packed a bag with water and beer and started driving. Hiked down, enjoyed a beer, partook in the hot spring vibes and took a skinny dip, shared some conversations with other free spirits doing the same :). Make sure not to get drunk! Th...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike and Camp at Garibaldi Lake

    4.6
    Garibaldi Lake is a huge basin of beautiful turquoise water measuring almost 10 square kilometers (2460 acres), and located at nearly 5000ft above sea level. The lake is over 800 feet deep, filled with pristine glacial water. You’ll be surrounded by big snowy mountains, which remain bright white ...
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  • Fraser-Fort George H, British Columbia

    Backpack to Berg Lake

    4.7
    24 mi / 2591.9 ft gain
    Mount Robson Provincial Park is vast and surrounded by the Canadian Rockies with an area of 2,249 km². If you want to experience the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies you've gotta check out Mount Robson. From the parking lot to Berg Lake is 21 km, with 790m of elevation gain. You will firs...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike Panorama Ridge

    5.0
    33 mi / 5000 ft gain
    It's pretty much impossible to declare one place around Whistler BC 'the best scenic hike' but this one has got to be in the top five! If you want to get a look at some of the most spectacular and unique landmarks in the Sea to Sky area, hiking to Panorama Ridge would be a way to see them all.Thi...
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