2018 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest

Submit your hiking photos to win great prizes from the 2018 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest.

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Grouse Grind Opens

The Grouse Grind will open at 6:15am, Wednesday, May 2nd for the start of the 2018 summer season. Hikers should expect some snow near the upper portions of the trail but will be able to hike to the top of Grouse Mountain and take the Skyride Gondola back down. The trail will be open until 6:00pm daily but the closing times will change throughout the summer as day-light hours become longer and again, when the day-light hours shorten.

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Backcountry BC

Backcountry BC is British Columbia’s first grassroots provincial advocacy platform for non-motorized backcountry recreation and conservation.

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2017 Photo Contest Winners

The 2017 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest saw a record number of entries, with more than 1,400 photos submitted, many of which were incredible. The choices have been made, congratulations to this year’s winners:

Grand Prize

Mount Cheam

Mount Cheam Photo by: Paul Kendall

2nd Place

Panorama Ridge

Panorama Ridge – Photo by: Mark Stoker

3rd Place

Watersprite Lake

Watersprite Lake – Photo by: Nathan Reimer


See all the photos submitted to the 2017 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest in the photo gallery. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and we look forward to seeing your photos in 2018!


Thank you for the generous support from our sponsors:

Osprey  Exped  Travel British Columbia

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Road to Lynn Headwaters Regional Park is Closed

The road to the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park has been closed by Metro Vancouver due to the risk of a landslide.

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BC Hike Chat

Join Vancouver Trails and Outdoor Vancouver this Sunday, July 10th at 9pm PST for #bchikechat. This week’s theme is about “Apps and Resources” and we’re excited to hear about your experiences.

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2016 Photo Contest Winners

Some incredible photos were entered into the 2016 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest. Congratulations to this year’s winners.

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Garibaldi Campsite Reservations Required

Campsite reservations are now required during the peak summer season from June 29th – September 30th at the Garibaldi Lake campsite, Taylor Meadows campsite, and Elfin Lakes campsite. The popularity of these back-country campsites has made it a requirement that campers must pre-book their spots with BC Parks online or by phone by calling 1-800-689-9025.  The Elfin Lakes hut must be reserved year-round.

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