As BC's fifth largest city, Abbotsford is situated south of Vancouver on the Canada-United States border. To Abbotsford's west is the City of Langley, while the Fraser River is just north of the ...

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Abby Grind  Downes Bowl Trail  Sumas Mountain 


The Village of Anmore is situated just north of Port Moody, and northeast of the City of Vancouver. Resting along the waters of Indian Arm, Anmore is one of only three independent villages (munic...

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Buntzen Lake  Dilly Dally Loop  Sendero Diez Vistas  Swan Falls Viewpoint 


Situated on Indian Arm and northwest of Port Moody, Belcarra is a charming village that is somewhat isolated geographically on a narrow peninsula and accessible only via a twisting paved road or v...

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Admiralty Point  Jug Island Beach  Sasamat Lake 

Bowen Island

Located some 25 kilometres northwest of Vancouver, Bowen Island is a quick 20-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay and is also easily reachable by water taxi from Granville Island...

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Dorman Point  Killarney Lake  Mount Gardner 


As the third-largest city in British Columbia, Burnaby is less than 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver and is easily accessible by car or SkyTrain. From lakeside trails and relaxed water activiti...

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Burnaby Lake  Burnaby Mountain  Deer Lake  Velodrome Trail 


As the second largest city in the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack is located about an hour's drive east of Vancouver. Surrounded by towering mountain peaks and two mighty rivers (the Fra...

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Bosumarne Falls  Bridal Veil Falls  Cheam Lake Wetlands  Chilliwack Community Forest  and 8 more


Situated some 30 kilometres east of downtown Vancouver, Coquitlam is home to more than 80 parks and natural areas offering a myriad of lush walking and hiking trails that are ripe with colourful w...

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Coquitlam Crunch  Crystal Falls  Minnekhada Regional Park  Mundy Park  Woodland Walk Trail 


About a half-hour's drive south of Vancouver and edging the US border, you'll find the City of Delta. With its stunning beaches, parks and farmlands, Delta's distinctive landscape offers easy walk...

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Boundary Bay Regional Park  Brunswick Point  Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve  Deas Island Regional Park  Reifel Bird Sanctuary 


This charming waterfront hamlet was named for the Royal Navy's HMS Egmont, led by the Rear Admiral Sir John Jervis during the Battle of St. Vincent on February 14, 1797. These days, Egmont is ...

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Skookumchuck Narrows 

Fort Langley

Forming part of the Township of Langley, Fort Langley is a designated National Historic Site and is considered the birthplace of British Columbia. With a population of nearly 3,000, th...

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Brae Island Regional Park  Fort To Fort Trail 


Situated north of Greater Vancouver and on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, Gibsons can be found edging and overlooking the cool waters of the Strait of Georgia. This quaint seasi...

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Soames Hill 

Harrison Lake

At roughly 250 square kilometres, Harrison Lake is considered one of the largest lakes in southwestern Canada. At the lake?s south point, you?ll find Harrison Hot springs - a year-round resort co...

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Harrison Grind  Hicks Lake  Whippoorwill Point Trail 


Situated about a 1.5-hour drive and some 150 kilometres directly east of Downtown Vancouver, the idyllic municipality of Hope is easily accessible via car along Highway 1 and the Crowsnest Highway...

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Flood Falls  Frosty Mountain  Hope Lookout Trail  Lightning Lake Loop  and 2 more


Located directly east of Surrey and approximately 45 kilometres southeast of Vancouver, Langley is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with its local nurseries, farms, winery tours and abundance of na...

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Aldergrove Regional Park  Campbell Valley Regional Park  Derby Reach Regional Park 

Lions Bay

The picturesque hamlet of Lions Bay is situated north of Vancouver on the Sea-to-Sky Highway. Due to its unique geographic location - north of Vancouver and south of Whistler - Lions Bay offers s...

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Lions Bay Loop  The Lions Binkert Trail  Tunnel Bluffs 

Maple Ridge

About an hour's drive east of Vancouver, you'll find the community of Maple Ridge. Nestled on the north shore of the Fraser River and set against the majestic Coast Mountains, Maple Ridge offe...

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Gold Creek Falls  Golden Ears  Golden Ears Canyon Loop  Kanaka Creek Cliff Falls  and 2 more


Mission is a quaint rural community positioned on a hillside above the mighty Fraser River, among coastal mountains and sprawling farmland, and about an hour's drive east of Vancouver. Given its g...

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Cascade Falls  Hayward Lake  Rolley Lake  Stave Dam Forest Interpretation Forest  Steelhead Falls 

New Westminster

New Westminster sits on the Burrard Peninsula on the north bank of Fraser River and is one of Metro Vancouver's oldest cities. Located about 20 kilometres southeast of Vancouver, New Westminster ...

North Vancouver

Situated across the Burrard Inlet from Vancouver, North Vancouver is just a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver and is easily accessible by the Lion's Gate Bridge and the Second Narrows Bridge...

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Baden Powell Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon  Baden Powell Lynn Canyon to Grouse  BCMC Trail  Big Cedar and Kennedy Falls Trail  and 23 more


Situated at the foot of Mt. Currie amid a vast green-belt valley is Pemberton, a scenic 2.5 hour drive from Vancouver and a spectacular 20-minute drive north of Whistler. A charming, r...

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Cool Creek Canyon  Joffre Lakes  Nairn Falls 

Pender Harbour

A short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay and along a picturesque 50-kilometre drive on Highway 101 is where you'll find the community of Pender Harbour - which is also home to a group of smaller ...

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Francis Point Provincial Park  Mount Daniel  Pender Hill 

Pitt Meadows

Nestled between Maple Ridge on the east and Pitt River on the west, Pitt Meadows is situated in BC's southwest - approximately 35 kilometres from Vancouver proper. The city is a flood ...

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Pitt River Regional Greenway  Pitt Wildlife Loop  Widgeon Falls 

Port Coquitlam

The charming community of Port Coquitlam offers an opportunity to escape the bustle of the big city, while still being relatively close to downtown Vancouver. Situated just 27 kilometres east of ...

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Colony Farm Regional Park 

Port Moody

A charming, quaint community with a stunning natural setting, Port Moody is about a 40-minute drive east of Vancouver at the very end of the Burrard Inlet. Situated at the foot of Eagle Mountain,...

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Bert Flinn Park  Shoreline Trail 


A quick 20-minute drive south of downtown Vancouver is Richmond - BC's fourth-largest city and home to the Vancouver International Airport. The city's flat terrain lends itself to a great mix of o...

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Iona Beach Regional Park 

Roberts Creek

Ideally situated between the towns of Gibsons and Sechelt, Roberts Creek is a serene and rural community offering a beautiful mix of beaches and forest. Given its geography, this commu...

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Cliff Gilker Park 


Derived from the word shishalh, a Sechelt-language word that references the First Nations people who first settled here, Sechelt sits some 50 kilometres northwest of Vancouver and is accessible vi...

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Burnett Falls  Chapman Falls  Hidden Grove  Homesite Caves Trail  and 4 more


Located halfway between the 2010 Olympic Winter Games host cities of Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish bills itself as "The Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada." And with good reason, too. ...

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Al's Habrich Ridge Trail  Alice Lake  Brohm Lake  Cheakamus Canyon Trail  and 11 more


Situated just east of Vancouver, Surrey is BC's second most populated city (after Vancouver) and presents some of the most extraordinary outdoor recreational experiences in the Metro Vancouver are...

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Serpentine Fen Nature Trail  Tynehead Regional Park 


As the most southern-west city in the Metro Vancouver area, Tsawwassen lies on a peninsula in the southwestern corner of Delta and is the gateway city to the BC Ferry Terminal for Vancouver Island...


Vancouver is a cosmopolitan, world-class city rife with outdoor opportunities. After all, Vancouver is known to be one of the few places in the world where one can ski, surf, sail and golf on the ...

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Foreshore Trail  Pacific Spirit Regional Park  Stanley Park 

West Vancouver

West Vancouver is a short 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver across the Lion's Gate Bridge, and is situated against the verdant, towering Coast Mountains on the north shore of Burrard Inlet. ...

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Bowen Lookout  Brothers Creek Loop  Capilano Pacific Trail  Cypress Falls  and 7 more


As host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the community of Whistler is situated along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, and is less than two hours north of Vancouver. Though world ren...

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Ancient Cedars Trail  Ascent Trail  Black Tusk  Blackcomb Meadows  and 15 more

White Rock

The City of White Rock lies approximately 40 kilometres south of Vancouver, and is bordered by Semiahmoo Bay on the south and surrounded by South Surrey on three sides. Named for its d...