Fall Colours

Late-September is the perfect time for a hike and to see some of the beautiful fall colours as the trees and mountains turn to orange, red, and yellow.

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Where To See The Salmon Run

Late-September and October are the perfect time to witness the salmon run near Vancouver as returning salmon make their way up rivers and creeks to spawn. Find some of the popular places to see the returning salmon, including the Capilano River, Kanaka Creek, and more.

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BC Day Long Weekend Hiking

The BC Day Long Weekend offers a good chance to do a lot of hiking trails that are at higher elevations, such as the Lions, Wedgemount, and more, but make sure to take the proper precautions.

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Canada Day Long Weekend

Hikers will be excited to hit the trails this Canada Day Long Weekend, however snow is still lingering in the higher elevations. Here are some long weekend recommendations if you have not already made plans.

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May Long Weekend Hikes

Recommendations for hiking trails to do near Vancouver on the May Long Weekend that are snow-free, including the Sea To Summit Trail, Mount Gardner, Elk Mountain, and more.

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Trail Ventures BC – Detailed Hiking Trail Maps

For more than a decade, Tim O’Hearn of Trail Ventures BC has tirelessly mapped hiking trails throughout British Columbia, from Slesse to Strachan, from the Chilcotins to Chilliwack. Learn more about the highly detailed maps and purchase them directly from Trail Ventures BC.

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CBC Radio Interview

Michael Chang of Vancouver Trails was interviewed by Stephen Quinn from CBC Radio’s On The Coast, discussing hiking trail alternatives to the Grouse Grind, such as St Mark’s Summit, Eagle Bluffs, Diez Vistas, Elk Mountain, and more.

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Popular Exercise Hikes

These hiking trails are primarily for exercise and less about the scenery or view. The list includes trails near Vancouver, Squamish, Harrison Lake, and Chilliwack including the Grouse Grind, Upper Shannon Falls (Sea To Sky Gondola), The Chief, Burnaby Mountain, Teapot Hill, and more.

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The Seven Sisters Trail

The Seven Sisters Trail at Cultas Lake is an easy, relaxing hike for families, nature lovers, and beginners alike. Starting out at the Spring Bay picnic area parking lot, you can walk across the street to enter the trail at Clear Creek Campground. The trail is very well marked and easy to find. I recommend that you get an early start during summer months  as parking is limited to ten or twelve places. We arrived at 9:45 and managed to get one of the last spots.

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Five Favorite Hikes in Southwestern B.C.

There comes a time when a hiker needs and even craves variety. If you are willing to go a little further afield, there are hiking gems scattered throughout the immense region of Southwestern B.C. Unfortunately, for every great hike there are innumerable lackluster, or simply bad hikes. A bad hike is especially disappointing when you have to drive a great distance to reach it. The hikes described here make the drive worthwhile almost every time.

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