Snow Free Trails

A list of local hiking trails that are currently known to be snow-free. Make sure to double check the weather conditions before you go!

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10 Best Beginner Hikes around Vancouver

If you’re new to hiking or looking for some easier trails, here’s a list of the 10 Best Beginner Hikes around Vancouver to explore.

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Top Ten Trails for Running near Vancouver

In part 2 of his Trail Running series, Karl Woll of Outdoor Vancouver highlights some of the best trail running routes and breaks each route down by skill level as easy, intermediate, or pro.

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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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Dog Friendly Hikes in Vancouver

Recommendations for dog-friendly hiking trails in Vancouver and some tips for trail etiquette and how to be prepared.

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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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Vancouver September Hikes

Summer is over, the Labour Day long weekend has passed, and everyone is back to school or work. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the hiking season is over in Vancouver or Southwestern British Columbia.

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Top 5 After Work Hikes

If you’re a skier, snowboarder or snowshoer, then you welcome winter in Vancouver because of the abundance of outdoor snow sports that are available to us, right in our own backyard. But even the most avid of snowhounds must admit that the dark and rainy winter days can be a bit dreary. So now that the sun is finally here, why not make the most of it? Instead of waiting until the weekend, you can fit in a hike close to the city that you can do on a weekday, right after work. Take advantage of those rays while they last!

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Vancouver Area Hiking Groups

The weather is finally warming, the skis / snowboard are packed away for the season, and you’re ready to get out and hike some of the local trails. One problem, it’s so hard to meet people in Vancouver with common interests, especially those who would even want to consider sweating it out on a steep mountainous climb, with the risk of getting lots of bug bites, maybe some afternoon showers, an encounter with a bear, etc. etc. etc.

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