The Best Camping in West Vancouver

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

Top camping spots in and near West Vancouver

  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hiking the Howe Sound Crest Trail

    18 mi / 6000 ft gain
    Distance: 18 miles / 29 kms.Duration: 1 - 3 DaysElevation Gain: 6000 ft. / 1800 m.Magnesia Meadows: 49.483708, -123.190377The Howe Sound Crest Trail (HSCT) is one of the most epic hiking trips one can do in the Vancouver area. The trail is entirely located within the Cypress Mountain Provincial P...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike and Camp on Mt. Seymour

    From the end of the parking lot next to the BC Parks sign board, walk towards the ski run and follow it uphill to a green sign on the left. The first trail goes to Dog Mountain, another scenic and shorter hike then Mount Seymour. Instead, follow the trail that heads uphill and parallel to the ski...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Kayak Camp Indian Arm

    4.5
    Setting out from Deep Cove’s pebble shoreline, it only takes a few minutes before you are away from small village and paddling the calm waters of this gorgeous arm. Seals can be frequently spotted as you follow the path of off oceanfront homes, some living off the grid, deeper into the mountains....
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  • Squamish-Lillooet D, British Columbia

    Camp at Porteau Cove Provincial Park

    Porteau Cove Provincial Park is located 38 km outside of Vancouver just off the Sea-to-Sky highway between Lion’s Bay and Squamish. The park is open year-round for day visits and camping. Porteau Cove Provincial Park is located in the most southerly fjord in North America. The park overlooks Ho...
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  • Anmore, British Columbia

    Hike Lake Buntzen

    4.5
    Buntzen Lake is located in a beautiful recreation area just north of Port Moody. Although the lake is man-made and maintained by BC Hydro, the surrounding area is full of forests, nice beach areas, and many trails for hiking including the Buntzen Lake Trail, which loops around the lake.Beginning ...
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  • Anmore, British Columbia

    Backpack the Dilly Dally Loop

    15.5 mi / 3800 ft gain
    This hike begins near the parking lot of Buntzen Lake. The trailhead will read "Halvor Lunden Trail,” named after the man who made it. This part of the trail is well marked, however as you continue along the loop it gets less and less worn, making things more difficult, but also more natural.The ...
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  • Pitt Meadows, British Columbia

    Paddle Pitt Lake to Widgeon Falls

    5.0
    3.7 mi
    The 12km (7.5 mi) drive on Neaves Road to Pitt Lake from Pitt Meadows is one of BC's most scenic routes. As soon as you start this section of the drive you already feel miles from the city, but this route is only 30-45 minutes from Vancouver, depending on city traffic.Once you reach the parking l...
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  • Squamish, British Columbia

    Backpack to Lake Lovely Water

    3.7
    8 mi / 3840 ft gain
    This adventure is one of the best kept secrets in the Whistler area, let alone, British Columbia. The trailhead for Lake Lovely Water is located on the west side of the Squamish River. There is no road access to the trailhead so you need to cross the river via boat. Make reservations with the jet...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike to Elfin Lakes, BC

    4.7
    13.7 mi / 1968.5 ft gain
    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 be 11km each way, but it is not very steep and is...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Camp Out at Elfin Lakes Hut

    15 mi / 1900 ft gain
    The cabin at Elfin Lakes is a beautiful well maintained shelter in the heart of the Garibaldi Provincial Park. It is nuzzled between two lakes (one for drinking water, and the other a swimming hole), and the Gargoyle Peaks.  The cabin itself is fully stocked with 8 gas burners, tables, a fireplac...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike to Little Diamond Head

    22 mi / 5900 ft gain
    Given the total distance and cumulative elevation gain of this hike, I would suggest a good level of fitness to reach the summit. The trail does not have any technical challenges and the elevation gain is gradual. The final kick up to the summit involves some loose scree and minor exposure depend...
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  • Sechelt, British Columbia

    Kayak Sechelt Inlet

    4.0
    Set off from Sechelt, a small seaside community on the Sunshine Coast - about two hours from Vancouver which is accessed by ferry or float plane.As soon as you start paddling from the harbour in Sechelt, the calm waters are so clear that starfish and other marine life are easily visible beneath t...
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  • Sechelt, British Columbia

    Kayak the Sechelt Inlet

    The Sechelt Inlet provides the perfect place for an afternoon adventure or multi-day kayak trip. Kayaks and canoes can be rented from a number of outfitters in the Sechelt area, and many allow multi-day rentals for those keen paddlers.A great place to set off is from Porpoise Bay Provincial Park...
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  • Squamish, British Columbia

    Camp at Alice Lake Provincial Park

    5.0
    Alice Lake Provincial Park is located just North of Squamish.  To get here, exit right off Highway 99 when coming from the South onto Alice Lake Rd.  The campground is located under 5 minutes up the road and is first come first serve during low season.  From late Spring to Early fall, make sure y...
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  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia

    Paddle Golden Ears Park's Alouette Lake

    5.0
    About one hour outside of Vancouver, Golden Ears Provincial Park is a great escape for hiking and paddling opportunities. The massive drive-in campgrounds are usually full for most of the summer, but deep into the lake's wilderness are marine spots for backcountry camping. Get your backcountry pe...
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  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia

    Hiking Golden Ears Trail

    14.9 mi / 4921.3 ft gain
    Golden Ears is well known to those in the Lower Mainland. After staring at the jagged 'ears' from all angle, I finally got to see them up close and in-person. The West Canyon Trail is a gentle 5.5 kilometers on a well groomed path, lined with deciduous trees making it a perfect place to watch the...
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