Vancouver Trails

Snow Free Trails

The following is a list of trails that are currently known to be snow-free. Note that conditions can change quite quickly and we will try to update this list as soon as we hear otherwise. Always check the weather conditions before you go and other sources, such as the trail comments on Vancouver Trails.

Buntzen Lake

The trail around Buntzen Lake is about 10km and crosses the suspension bridge at the north end, passes the quieter north beach area before looping back through the scenic forest. Read more

Capilano Canyon

A hike through one of the Vancouver area’s most scenic rainforest, the trails in Capilano Canyon pass the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, Cleveland Dam, and several ancient Douglas Fir trees that are some of the largest trees in the area. Read more

Killarney Lake

Enjoy a day trip to Bowen Island and hike from the ferry terminal through Crippen Regional Park, looping around Killarney Lake before returning. Read more

Jug Island Beach

Located near the community of Belcarra, the hike to Jug Island is a good workout as it climbs through the forest before eventually descending down to the beach area along the shores of Indian Arm. Read more

Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver has some of the best coastal views as you hike to different viewpoints that lookout across the inlet towards UBC and downtown Vancouver. Read more

Minnekhada Regional Park

There are several trails that loop around Minnekhada Regional Park and include the steep trail up to the High Knoll that provides a beautiful view of the park area. Read more

Pitt Lake Wildlife Loop

The trails along Pitt Lake follow the dikes from Grant Narrows as you make your way out into the open, then loop through some of the overgrown trails while checking out several viewpoints. Read more

Quarry Rock

One of the North Shore’s most popular trail, the heart pumping hike leaves Deep Cove and climbs steeply, making its way through the forest, across several beautiful streams, before reaching the rocky outcrop with a view of Indian Arm. Read more

Sendero Diez Vistas

A challenging hike that climbs steeply and has several views looking out towards Indian Arm before you descend to the far end of Buntzen Lake and then return along the lake side trail. Read more

Whippoorwill Point Trail

A scenic 4km roundtrip hike from the town of Harrison that passes a secluded beach before looping around the Whippoorwill Point area and offering occasional views of the Harrison River. Read more