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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10 Hikes To Take Your Kids On This Summer

Explore 10 Hikes To Take Your Kids On This Summer in the Vancouver and southwest British Columbia region. The benefits of taking your children hiking include learning about the local nature and environment, physical activity, and the ability to explore the outdoors.

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The Best Transit-Friendly Hikes Near Vancouver

With Vancouver’s close proximity to the North Shore mountains, there are many hiking trails that can be accessed by taking a bus from the city. This article explores some of the best hiking trails near Vancouver that are transit-friendly.

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5 Family Outdoor Excursions for Spring Break

5 family outdoor excursions to explore over spring break around Vancouver, including Whytecliff Park, Rice Lake, Stanley Park, Capilano Canyon, and the Reifel Bird Sanctuary.

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The 5 Most Challenging Hiking Trails Near Vancouver

The most difficult hiking trails near Vancouver and Whistler often have some of the best views and alpine scenery. This list covers the five most difficult hikes, including Golden Ears, Wedgemount Lake, The Lions, Panorama Ridge, and Black Tusk.

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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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A New Hiker’s Guide For The Vancouver Area

This guide will provide information for people who are new to Vancouver or looking to expand and explore beyond the city, the many hiking trails on the local mountains and in south western British Columbia.

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Snowshoe Grind at Grouse Mountain

The Snowshoe Grind starts from the top of Grouse Mountain and follows the Dam Mountain route, offering a heart-pumping workout and scenic views.

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