I will be vacationing in Vancouver from Sept 8-12 and would love to go hiking. Anyone interested? I'm 29, from NYC, first time going to Vancouver I read that you shouldn't go hiking in North Shore alone. I love hiking alone but wouldn't mind having someone along. I'm also not sure how difficult the difficult trails are. I have done some scrambling, but nothing where I would have to bring anything with me except food and water. I will be staying in downtown Vancouver and will not have a car, planning on taking public transit/cab if it's worth it.