Best Running in Vancouver

Looking for the best running 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 incredible Outbound community.

  • Run the Stanley Park Seawall

    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!

    7.5 miles

  • Explore Wreck Beach

    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 ...

  • Hike the Lynn Canyon Loop

    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. Dependin...

    4 miles

  • Camp on Thunderbird Ridge

    If you're constantly inspired by our local mountains, it'll be an easy decision to pack up and spend a night on this easy-to-access, surprisingly stunning ridge, located in North Vancouver.From the top of Grouse Mountain, you can follow the "Snows...

    3.7 miles 623.4 ft gain

  • Hike to Norvan Falls

    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 v...

    8.7 miles

  • Hike the Springboard Trail and Explore Woodhaven Swamp

    From the parking lot at Woodhaven Swamp, head down the wooden steps to the lower path and then follow the path clockwise, passing over a small boardwalk bridge at the east end of the wetland. At the west side of the swamp, look out for a smaller t...

    5.9 miles 1312.3 ft gain

  • Explore WhyteCliff Park, West Vancouver

    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 M...

  • Hike Mount Gardner on Bowen Island

    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 ye...

    10.6 miles 2358.9 ft gain

  • Hike the Elgin Heritage Park Nature Trail

    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...

    2 miles

  • Walk the 1001 Steps Trail

    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 track...

    0.3 miles

  • Hike to Elfin Lakes, BC

    To access the trail head you will have to drive a few kilometres up a pretty beat up service road, so SUV's and 4x4 are a must but it can be done in a regular car if you take it easy. Lots of pot holes and loose rocks.The hike to Elfin Lakes might...

    13.7 miles 1968.5 ft gain

  • Camp at Moran State Park

    Moran State Park is an true gem within the beautiful San Juan Islands. The park takes up a large portion of the East side of Orcas Island, the largest of all the San Juans. There are multiple campgrounds within the park along the shores of Cascade...