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The Best Fitness in Vancouver

Looking for the best fitness 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 fitness spots in and near Vancouver

  • Vancouver, British Columbia

    Run the Stanley Park Seawall

    4.7
    7.5 mi
    Start at either end of Stanley Park, running directly along the pacific ocean on the seawall path. I prefer to run from Coal Harbour to south towards English Bay - a better view, and you can stop at sunset beach for a post-run drink!
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore Wreck Beach

    4.0
    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

    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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  • 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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  • Surrey, British Columbia

    Hike the Elgin Heritage Park Nature Trail

    4.0
    2 mi
    Head over to this magical little park by the water. The forested area between the 2 entrances to the park has many large trees often used by eagles and hawks to survey the surrounding area for prey. The habitat functions of the marsh significantly contribute to the ecological value of the lower N...
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  • Surrey, British Columbia

    Walk the 1001 Steps Trail

    2.0
    0.3 mi
    One of Surrey's hidden gems, head down to this short trail down a set of stairs that will take you to an uninhabited beach.The zig zagged steps take you down to the Birlington Rail Lines and you can walk along a trail to an opening under the tracks. Head to the beach from here where you will like...
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  • Squamish-Lillooet D, British Columbia

    Hike to Deeks Lake

    3.0
    7.5 mi / 3280.8 ft gain
    Begin the Deeks Lake trail at the Lions Bay parking lot (same entrance as the Howe Sound Crest Trail) just off of Highway 99 North. The pullout  is right before Porteau Cove Provincial Park.  Begin by walking past the yellow gate and taking an immediate right into the trail where you will begin y...
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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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  • Squamish, British Columbia

    Snowshoe Al's Habrich Trail

    3.7 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    Strap on your snowshoes and head up to the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, about a 45 minute drive from Vancouver. You can either take the gondola up (~$40), or hike up the Sea to Sky Summit trail that begins near the parking lot to the chief to get to the trailhead for Al's Habrich. If doing the...
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  • Sea to Sky Gondola, British Columbia

    Scramble Sky Pilot

    4.0
    10 mi / 3800 ft gain
    Sky Pilot Mountain is the highest peak past Stawamus Chief, Squamish's famous vertical rock face. Luckily, the rock just beyond the Chief is just as beautiful and reliable for climbers, hikers, and scramblers looking to stretch their legs and challenge their vertigo limits on an exposed, thrillin...
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  • Nanaimo, British Columbia

    Hike to Ammonite Falls

    4.8
    3.1 mi
    The falls cascades off of a sheet of rock that is filled with Ammonite fossils, thus the name Ammonite Falls!The trailhead is very distinct and has a parking lot close to the start of the trail. From the Nanaimo Parkway (#19) head onto Jingle Pot Road. Follow that for a few kilometres and turn on...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Explore Garibaldi Park on Snowshoes

    Exploring Garibaldi Park by snowshoe is an experience you'll never forget. There is nothing like being in a forest wilderness in the stillness of winter. There are lots of places to snowshoe in the Whistler area, but here are two of the most exciting (yes, snowshoeing can be exciting!) Cheakamus ...
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