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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Google Street View and Parks Canada

Google has teamed up with Parks Canada to photograph and add trails and historic sites to their Google Maps Street View service. For some, it’s a dream to visit many of Canada’s National Parks but this can prove to be challenging in such a large country and where some of the parks are located in relatively remote areas.

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Top 5 Joffre Lakes Hiking Tips

The Joffre Lakes hike is one of the most accessible and spectacular hikes that you can do in the area. The hike gives people the opportunity to experience some amazing alpine scenery without having to trek into the backcountry for days, and can be completed as a day hike, or an overnighter.

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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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Blackcomb Hiking

Until the Peak-to-Peak Gondola had it’s first summer of operation in 2009 (it opened December 2008), not many people had hiked the trails on top of Blackcomb Mountain. Before this, the only ways to access it were by taking the Solar Coaster Express Chairlift to the top, while skiing was still going on in the glacier area, or face a long, arduous hike up the ski runs from the village.

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Mystery Lake

The second in a series of reviews of alpine lakes located in the North Shore mountains. Today we look at Mystery Lake on Mount Seymour.

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Dilly Dally Peak

This trail, like so many others in the Lower Mainland, was constructed by the indefatigable Halvor Lunden.  Eventually BC Hydro named the entire 24 Km trail, up Dilly Dally, along Eagle Ridge, and down past Lindsay Lake and Polytrichum Lookout, after him.  He passed away in 2008.  The trails he worked on have deteriorated since.

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Sam Lake, Theagill Lake, and Cabin Lake

If you have a penchant for North Shore hiking trails, you no doubt have spent at least one summer afternoon jumping into a frigid lake in an attempt to shed the sweat and dust from your body.

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