Buntzen Lake Parking Pass

If you are planning to visit the Buntzen Lake area between May 16 – September 4, 2023, and travel there by car will be required to get a free online parking reservation from BC Hydro.

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Geocaching is a Fun Outdoor Family Activity

Geocaching is a fun, family activity that can help get you out of the house and exploring nature in local parks or along many hiking trails.

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Finding the Perfect Hiking Boot for You

Hiking boots are one of the most important pieces of gear and ensuring you have proper fitting shoes, good support, and the boots are well constructed will ensure you have a successful adventure.

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5 Winter Hikes to Explore

Five of the best hiking trails at lower elevations near Vancouver that are generally snow-free during the winter months.

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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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Wheelchair-Accessible Hikes Near Vancouver

Recommendations for trails that are smooth, flat paths and accessible for wheelchair users, kids in strollers, or people who use mobility aids.

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2022 Photo Contest Winners

We received many stunning and inspirational photos from your hikes and outdoor adventures throughout British Columbia this year. It's always a difficult task to choose, but here are this year's winners of the 202...

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AdventureSmart Trail Specific Safety Videos

The BC AdventureSmart Team has created 11 Trail Specific Safety Videos that offer in-depth information for hikers to help plan their outdoor adventures safely.

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How to Find Hiking Partners

Tips for finding potential hiking partners to ensure success on your first hike together.

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Best Hikes on Pender Island

The best hiking trails on Pender Island, BC, to explore and see the incredible viewpoints, scenic rocky beaches, and parks during your visit.

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How to Start Hiking: Tips for Beginners

Tips for beginners looking to start hiking on the trails near Vancouver.

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Cypress Trestle Bridge

The Cypress Trestle Bridge is located near the Cypress Parkway and is part of the Mountain Path Trail connecting several neighbourhoods in West Vancouver.

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