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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

  • Parksville, British Columbia

    Explore Lasqueti Island

    15.5 mi / 754.6 ft gain
    Lasqueti Island is a beautiful island that covers about 75 square kilometres.  It is one of the drier islands in the strait, and has some of the warmest waters too. The shores are dotted with arbutus trees, and feral sheep run wild through the woods. The lack of car ferry and direct utilities kee...
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  • Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia

    Giant Cedars Boardwalk

    0.26 mi / 105 ft gain
    The Giant Cedars Boardwalk is a great spot to stop along the Trans Canada Highway #1 and enjoy a short boardwalk trail through giant Cedars, some over 500 years old.   The trail has some steps, but several benches along the way making it great for anyone. It's like a stroll through a forest in a...
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  • Victoria, British Columbia

    Galloping Goose Trail

    36.14 mi / 1831 ft gain
    The Galloping Goose Regional Trail connects downtown Victoria, Canada to the former town of Leechtown. Part of the Trans Canada Trail (which traverses the entire country) the Galloping Goose follows the path of the former Canadian National Railway passing through the communities of Sooke, Metchos...
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  • Rogers Pass, British Columbia

    Camp at Hermit Meadows

    4 mi / 2559.1 ft gain
    The trail head is located between the Rogers Pass Discovery Center and the Tupper. It's a good idea to head into the Discovery Center first and book the campsites as they do require pre-booking to use, and the fines can be steep. Campfires are banned at this campsite as it is a fragile alpine eco...
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  • Fernie, British Columbia

    Hike through Mount Fernie Provincial Park

    2.5 mi / 65.6 ft gain
    Fernie is a well-known destination for outdoor rec activities, from resort skiing to backcountry touring to hiking and mountain biking. Going for a short winter hike might seem like the least exciting thing you could do, but as a break from the regular nine-to-five, it provides a perfect reconnec...
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  • Bowen Island, British Columbia

    Hike Mount Gardner on Bowen Island

    10.6 mi / 2358.9 ft gain
    Mount Gardner is the highest point on Bowen Island. I love visiting Bowen. It is a 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay but feels a world’s away from the city.  I climbed to the top of Mount Gardner a few years ago during the summer, but had yet to do it in the winter. I was excited to see wha...
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  • Fort Fraser, British Columbia

    Cheslatta Falls

    1.39 mi / 148 ft gain
    Head out on this 2.2-km loop trail near Bulkley-Nechako E, British Columbia. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 30 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, camping, and fishing, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to vis...
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  • Fraser Lake, British Columbia

    Mouse Mountain

    2.29 mi / 764 ft gain
    Mouse Mountain is located in the Village of Fraser Lake, right behind Fraser Lake Elementary school. You really can't miss it while driving through Fraser Lake, it's the small mountain shaped like a mouse, with one big mound resembling the body, and a smaller mound resembling the head. A glorifie...
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  • Peachland, British Columbia

    Pincushion Hiking Trail

    2.19 mi / 712 ft gain
    Pincushion Hiking Trail near Peachland, British Columbia offers up gorgeous view at the end of the trail. Make sure you're ready for a workout, it’s quite a hike, especially in the warmer seasons. There is a big incline at the beginning of the hike, but once you get closer to the top the incline ...
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