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.
Located in Cypress Provincial Park, the hike to Black Mountain and Cabin Lake follows the Baden Powell Trail to a scenic view and a lake that is popular for swimming during the hot summer days.Read More
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.Read More
A beautiful hike through a forest of western red cedars and a spectacular waterfall highlight Brothers Creek Loop.Read More
The Capilano Pacific Trail is a scenic hike that follows the Capilano River on the North Shore from Ambleside Beach to Cleveland Dam.Read More
A short hike through Cypress Falls Park takes you past two waterfalls and a grove of old growth Douglas Fir and Cedar trees.Read More
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.Read More
A steep route starting from Horseshoe Bay, the hike to Eagle Bluffs follows the Baden Powell Trail to the incredible viewpoint looking out towards Howe Sound and the city of Vancouver.Read More
Scenic views of Burrard Inlet, Georgia Strait, Grouse Mountain, and the Lions await hikers at the peak of Hollyburn Mountain.Read More
Located along the shores of West Vancouver, Lighthouse Park offers a variety of trails and scenic viewpoints of Burrard Inlet.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The first peak along the Howe Sound Crest Trail from Cypress Mountain, St. Mark's Summit offers a scenic view of Howe Sound.Read More
Whyte Lake is a peaceful lake in West Vancouver that follows Nelson Creek and passes through a forest with several old-growth douglas firs.Read More
A small scenic lake nestled in the forests of West Vancouver, the alternative route to Whyte Lake follows the Baden Powell Trail from the Horseshoe Bay area before branching off to the lake.Read More