The Best Chillin in Vancouver

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

Top chillin spots in and near Vancouver

  • Vancouver, British Columbia

    Relaxing at Sunset Beach

    4.0
    This is a great place for families to relax at.  You can kayak or paddle the calm water.  There is a paved path running along the beach that is great for jogging, biking, and dog walking. Benches line the park and beach, making it easy to take breaks when needed.  This is also where a lot of ferr...
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia

    Photograph the Lions Gate Bridge

    4.0
    Park at the parking lot at Prospect point in Stanley Park to begin your photography adventure. The first photo opp is from the walkway on the Lions Gate, at about the middle of the bridge and looking to the left towards the Seawall. This is the perfect sunset spot.Once it gets dark, head to the b...
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore Wreck Beach

    4.2
    Located on UBC Vancouver campus, Wreck Beach is the only nude beach in Canada. It is a popular destination for students and the public, and is home to the best sunsets seen in Vancouver.To get to the beach, there is a descent of approximately 500 stairs, so be cautious - going down means having t...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Swim at the Lynn Canyon Swimming Hole

    4.7
    0.6 mi / 50 ft gain
    From the last field at inter city park, continue walking down the road to the Lynn Canyon trail. Follow the trail up the wooden boardwalks and to the first open area on the trail. When you can see the creek to your left, head down to the creek. To get to this particular swimming hole, you will ha...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

    4.7
    Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge spans Lynn Canyon and is located near the popular Lynn Headwaters Park.  To get there, exit the Trans Canada Highway onto Lynn Valley Road.  Shortly after passing through the centre of the Lynn Valley community, turn right onto Peters Rd.  This road will turn into "P...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Bike the Seymour Valley Trailway & Old Growth Trail

    12.4 mi / 328.1 ft gain
    Head over to the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and hop on your two-wheeler to enjoy this stunning 20k ride.  Your ride will begin at the trailhead, where hikers walk off to rice lake. Stay off to the right, where there is an obvious bike path (2 paved lanes). This trail will take you ~11kms ...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike to Cypress Falls in West Vancouver

    4.0
    3.1 mi / 400 ft gain
    Drive the the end of Woodgreen Pl in West Vancouver, and you will pass the tennis courts on your right. You will see a little dirt road that heads up into the woods on your left - drive up this road ~30 feet into the parking lot. From the Parking lot, hike up the trail beside cypress creek (this ...
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  • Belcarra, British Columbia

    Hike the Jug Island Trail

    4.7
    From the parking lot at Belcarra Regional Park, follow the Jug Island Trail. It is well marked and well walked so it's near impossible to wander off in the wrong direction! The beach near Jug Island is at the very tip of the peninsula and offers beautiful views of the Indian Arm and surrounding m...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Snowshoe to St. Mark's Summit

    1.0
    8 mi / 1500 ft gain
    If you are looking for the perfect snowshoe adventure you've found the right place. St. Marks is located on Cypress Mountain. It is more difficult than the nearby Hollyburn, and sometimes inaccessible due to heavy snow. For those two reasons makes it the most secluded hike just minutes from downt...
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  • Bowen Island, British Columbia

    Snowshoe to Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs

    5.6 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    Eagle Bluffs is a perfect hike for anyone looking to get away but not too far from the city! Your trip will start by grabbing your (free) backcountry pass from the Black Mountain lodge in the lower parking lot at the top of cypress bowl road. This is not the main lodge (Cypress Creek Lodge), but ...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Snowshoe Dog Mountain

    2.7 mi / 328.1 ft gain
    A perfect way to get outside before or after work. Dog mountain is an easily accessible snowshoe trail that takes you up to the short peak from the Mt. Seymour parking lot. This is a perfect spot for sunrise or sunset photography, and you can catch great 360 views from the top. Start at the BC Pa...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike to Mystery Lake

    4.0
    3.1 mi / 492.1 ft gain
    From the Mt. Seymour ski area parking lot, head towards the Mystery Peak Express. Once you have passed the base of the Mystery Peak Express, you will continue up the trail to your left (right goes to dog mountain, straight to the 3 peaks of Seymour). Follow the trail all the way up to the lake. T...
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  • Delta, British Columbia

    Hiking through Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve

    1.9 mi
    As you begin your journey into Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve from the parking lot and small trail coming off of Westview Drive, notice the gravel trail ahead of you and across the train tracks that will take you into the bog itself and take a left. After spending a few minutes on the straight tr...
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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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  • Bowen Island, British Columbia

    Paddle the Bowen Island Shoreline

    Head out to Horseshoe Bay, and catch the ferry out to Bowen Island (Snug Cove). As you get off the ferry you will see a parking lot immediately to your left. If there is no parking there, there is some further up the road just before the local grocery store. Make your way back to the harbor, and ...
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  • Bowen Island, British Columbia

    Relax at Nectar's Yoga Dome

    Head over to Bowen Island, via a ferry from the Horseshoe Bay Departure Terminal. A short drive up Miller Road will lead you to Nectar Yoga BnB. They offer two classes a day, one in the morning and one in the evening. The times vary, but are usually around 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM. They are for all sk...
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