Transit-Friendly Hikes from the Evergreen Skytrain Line

The Evergreen Skytrain Line to the Tri-Cities area makes accessing some of the popular hiking trails via public transportation in the Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam areas much easier.

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November and December Hiking Trails

While hiking in November or December around Vancouver can be dangerous at higher elevations due to snow and less daylight hours, there are plenty of hiking trails at lower elevations that are usually snow-free.

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5 Hot Spots for Bird Watching around Vancouver

Linda Bakker from the Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia provides her top picks for the best 5 locations for bird watching around Vancouver’s Lower Mainland.

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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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Waterfalls of Vancouver and Southwest British Columbia

A guide to the waterfalls near Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, the Fraser Valley and throughout Southwest British Columbia.

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Great Blue Herons in Vancouver

How about a little bird watching while you’re hiking? One misconception about bird watching is it means sitting still in a bird blind (definition: a shelter used for observing wildlife) for hours with your binoculars. However, this is not true as there are plenty of examples of birds along the trails of Vancouver, such as the Great Blue Herons. With their long beaks, long legs, and large wing span, they are easy to spot and often don’t flutter away as soon as you have them in sight. The Great Blue Herons can be spotted throughout the region, including near fairly urban areas like Stanley Park.

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Top 5 Spring Hikes Near Vancouver

The weather is starting to warm, the daylight hours are becoming warmer, and the urge to get outside has peaked. However, a lot of the higher elevation trails are still covered with snow, so what are some of the best hikes to do around this time of year?

While you may not find yourself climbing up a big mountain to take in an incredible panoramic view, there are still many great hiking trails accessible that offer a fun partial-day outing, great exercise, and incredible scenery.

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