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. The area is also bordered by Howe Sound to the west and Capilano River to the east - all of which create a stunning natural setting and an exceptional array of outdoor possibilities.

Along with its swanky urban amenities, the picturesque community of West Vancouver is known for its sandy beaches, seaside walks, hiking trails, amazing scenery and much more.

Take a stroll along the water's edge or a challenging hike through forested parks laden with old-growth trees. Along with an extensive waterfront, West Vancouver features 138 parks and more than 100 kilometres of urban paths and wilderness trails - offering everything from leisurely jaunts to strenuous mountain hikes.

Hiking Trails

Bowen Lookout

Located near the Cypress Mountain downhill ski area, the view from the Bowen Lookout is incredible as it looks out over Howe Sound towards Bowen Island.

Brothers Creek Loop

A beautiful hike through a forest of western red cedars and a spectacular waterfall highlight Brothers Creek Loop.

Capilano Pacific Trail

The Capilano Pacific Trail is a scenic hike that follows the Capilano River on the North Shore from Ambleside Beach to Cleveland Dam.

Cypress Falls

A short hike through Cypress Falls Park takes you past two waterfalls and a grove of old growth Douglas Fir and Cedar trees.

Eagle Bluffs

The hike to Eagle Bluffs in West Vancouver takes you past scenic views in the Cypress Mountain area, by Cabin Lake, and over top of Black Mountain before reaching the final breathtaking view.

Hollyburn Mountain

Scenic views of Burrard Inlet, Georgia Strait, Grouse Mountain, and the Lions await hikers at the peak of Hollyburn Mountain.

Lighthouse Park

Located along the shores of West Vancouver, Lighthouse Park offers a variety of trails and scenic viewpoints of Burrard Inlet.

Lower Hollyburn

The network of trails around Lower Hollyburn on Cypress Mountain passes Blue Gentian Lake, West Lake, and First Lake while passing through scenic North Shore forests.

Mount Strachan

The challenging hike to Mount Strachan includes a scramble and several technical trails but hikers are rewarded with incredible views and the unique opportunity to pass by a plane crash site from 1963.

St Mark's Summit

The first peak along the Howe Sound Crest Trail from Cypress Mountain, St. Mark's Summit offers a scenic view of Howe Sound.

Whyte Lake

Whyte Lake is a peaceful lake in West Vancouver that follows Nelson Creek and passes through a forest with several old-growth douglas firs.

Whytecliff Park

Whytecliff Park is located along the rugged coastline of Howe Sound in West Vancouver and has scenic views of the surrounding mountains and passing boats.