Vancouver Hiking & Walking Trails
Known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, Vancouver is the largest city in western Canada. The spectacular mountain scenery behind the waterways of Burrard Inlet makes for a picturesque urban setting.
Although the Vancouver City region contains some of the city's most urbanized areas, there are still large areas of parkland to enjoy and experience hiking and walking in the west coast outdoors. This includes the world famous Stanley Park located right next to the downtown core and made up of a network of forest trails as well as the sea wall, which wraps around the outer area of the park along the water's edge.
Vancouver is the perfect city for outdoor enthusiasts.
Trails located in the Vancouver City region:
The largest lake in the lower mainland, Burnaby Lake has a rich ecology and is home to many species including ducks, geese, beavers, and much more.
Burnaby Mountain is located east of Vancouver and has many trails for hiking and mountain biking in the forests just below Simon Fraser University.
Deer Lake Park offers a flat, easy walk through the scenic lake surroundings.
The Foreshore Trail is a scenic beach trail in Pacific Spirit Regional Park near UBC in Vancouver that pass through Wreck Beach, Acadia Beach and past a couple of historical World War II towers.
Iona Beach Regional Park is located near Vancouver International Airport and is a unique jetty of sand and grass with scenic views of the Fraser River and Georgia Straight.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park contains a network of trails located on the west side of the city of Vancouver.
Located next to downtown Vancouver, the world-famous Stanley Park is full of trails, perfect for walking and enjoying forests of Douglas Firs and Western Red Cedars.
The Velodrome Trail climbs steeply from the north side of Burnaby Mountain and ends at the area by Horizons Restaurant.