The Best Cycling in Canada

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

Top cycling spots in and near Canada

  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Watch the Sunrise at Bow Lake, Banff NP

    5.0
    Make sure check the sunrise time and to try to arrive 30 minutes to an hour before. If you're driving north or south along the Icefields Parkway, you'll see a sign for Bow Lake, it's about 38km north of Lake Louise. There are two pull-offs for the lake, if you're heading north take the second roa...
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  • Hope, British Columbia

    Cycle the Kettle Valley Rail-Trail

    4.0
    Top 10 Areas of Interest - from West to East (1) Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park(2) Red Ochre cliffs in the Tulameen(3) Trout Creek Trestle & The Kettle Valley Steam Train(4) Penticton's Munson Mountain & the Naramata Bench(5) The Little & Big Tunnel above Naramata(6) Myra-Bellevue ...
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  • Sooke, British Columbia

    Hike and Swim at Sooke Potholes

    4.2
    The Sooke Potholes seem to have something for everyone. Those seeking quick and easy beach access can enjoy short, well-groomed trails that lead straight to the pebble beaches from each of this spot’s multiple parking lots. There are also a number of paths leading to viewpoints overlooking the ri...
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  • Duncan, British Columbia

    Explore the Kinsol Trestle

    4.0
    1.6 mi
    The Kinsol Trestle is a highlight of the Cowichan Valley Trail, which travels from Shawnigan Lake to Lake Cowichan and then onward to Duncan. The trestle is easily reached via a 1.3km, wheelchair accessible section of the CVT from the trailhead on Renfew Road. Originally built in 1911 for the r...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Camp at Cal-Cheak

    4.7
    Where the beautiful Callaghan and Cheakamus Rivers converge, there is a great campsite aptly named after these two turquoise rivers. This is a quiet area, shaded by huge stands of West Coast forest, and easily accessible from HWY 99, about 20 minutes south of Whistler Village.Hiking and mountain ...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Hike the Saturday Night Loop

    4.0
    15.5 mi / 2678 ft gain
    The trail is split up into three types of terrain: one-third uphill, one-third rugged, and one-third downhill. Begin at Cabin Creek Rd parking lot and follow Trailhead #3.If you plan on mountain biking the trail, most people do it in a day. If you happen to want to take longer or are hiking it, t...
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  • Victoria, British Columbia

    Park Day at Beacon Hill Park

    5.0
    Beacon Hill Park is the jewel of Victoria's crown. Spanning 200 acres and connecting Downtown to the ocean alongside Dallas Road, Beacon Hill Park is one of the highlights of visiting the Capitol city on Vancouver Islands southern tip. Every corner of the park features unique flora, fauna and p...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Bike the Icefields Parkway

    The Icefields Parkway is a spectacular highway to ride (you can see the short video here). The shoulders are wide and well paved. Drivers are typically courteous, slowing down and giving you space as they pass, making the ride a great deal more enjoyable. Starting in Jasper you load up your bike,...
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  • Kingston, Ontario

    Swim at Big Sandy Bay

    5.0
    6.9 mi / 55.8 ft gain
    For a few years, my friends and I made this a yearly tradition; grabbing the ferry across the St. Lawrence River and biking across Wolfe Island to Big Sandy Bay, where we'd swim, have lunch and watch the sun go down. I'm not sure if we'll get the chance again so I'm passing it on to you.Big Sandy...
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  • Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

    Bike Prince Edward Island's Gulf Shore Way West

    3.0
    Start at one of the Cavendish Destination Centre car parks, or in town at Cavendish from one of the many bike rental offices. Head north and west along the Gulf Shore Way West (Route 13). In less than 1km (0.6 mi) you will reach the separate multi-use shoreline route along the Gulf of St Lawrence...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Relax at Alpha Lake Park

    1 mi
    Located in Whistler Creekside, Alpha Lake Park is one of Whistler's hidden gems. Just off of Lake Placid road on the North Side of the Highway, there is lots of parking in the parking lot, or it is accessible directly via the valley trail for walkers and bikers. To access, turn on to Lake Placid ...
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  • Pender Island, British Columbia

    Bike Ride on South Pender Island

    4 mi
    Poets Cove Resort & Spa has hourly bike rentals available, nice for folks staying on their boats in the marina who likely don't have room for bikes. Starting from the bottom of the hill in the harbour, bike about 3 KM along Gowland Point Rd and end at the beach, a solid spot to cool down and ...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Bike the Whistler Alpine Trail Network

    19.9 mi / 4940.9 ft gain
    Depending on how ambitious your group is, you can start in Whistler Village, or drive up to the Stonebridge trailhead. From the Stonebridge trailhead, you will take the Darwin's trail climb up to the Rainbow flank trail. This is considered to be a normal climb by Whistler standards, but you haven...
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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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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Fat Bike along the Athabasca River

    6.8 mi
    The area around the Jasper townsite is riddled with trails well suited for biking or hiking even in the winter months. One of the most scenic is Trail 7 along the Athabasca River.From the Jasper townsite, make your way onto Trail 11 which is a paved path that runs along the railroad tracks all al...
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  • Boucherville, Québec

    Canoe or Kayak at Iles de Boucherville

    4.0
    5 mi
    The access is quite easy. You just have to take the exit for Ile Charon on the highway 20 and then you'll see pretty good information for the entrance of the park. To go at the boating renting point, you need to follow the direction for Iles Grosbois starting from the parking lot and the informat...
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