With summer finally here, it’s time to lace up those hiking boots and set off to explore the great outdoors.

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To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the top 15 hiking trails you must try in Vancouver. From lush forest to gushing waterfalls, rocky beaches to scenic sunsets, Vancouver has it all.


1. Foreshore Trail

Where: Starts and ends at the Acadia Beach parking lot on NW Marine Drive, just past Pacific Spirit Regional Park at UBC, Vancouver

Length: 3 hours or 5 km


2. Stanley Park

Where: Starts near the Rose Garden and loops back around in Stanley Park, Vancouver

Length: 2 hours or 6.5 km


3. Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Where: Starts and ends at the park entrance on 16th Avenue next to Camosun Park, Vancouver

Length: 3 hours or 10 km


4. Iona Beach Regional Park

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Where: Starts and ends at the parking lot off Iona Island Causeway, Vancouver

Length: 1.5 hours or 6 km


5. Baden Powell Lynn Canyon To Grouse


Where: Starts at a steep set of stairs between the main and overflow parking area in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park and ends at the base of Grouse Mountain.

Length: 5 hours or 10 km


6. Baden Powell Deep Cove To Lynn Canyon

Where: Starts at the Baden Powell Trailhead on Panorama Drive in Deep Cove and ends at Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge.

Length: 5 hours or 12 km


7. Norvan Falls


Where: Starts and ends at the parking lot of Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.

Length: 5 hours or 14 km


8. Brothers Creek Loop

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Where: Starts and ends on Millstream Road near Henlow Road in the British Properties area.

Length: 4 hours or 7 km


9. Big Cedar And Kennedy Falls Trail

Where: Starts and ends at the top of Mountain Highway.

Length: 5 hours or 10 km


10. Lighthouse Park

Where: Starts and ends at Lighthouse Park parking lot – Beacon Lane, West Vancouver.

Length: Up to 2 hours or 6 km


11. Quarry Rock

Where: Starts and ends at the Baden Powell Trailhead – Panorama Drive, Deep Cove.

Length: 1.5 hours or 3.8 km


12. Capilano Pacific Park

Where: Starts at Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver, finishes at the Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver.

Length: 2 hours or 7.5 km


13. Lynn Loop

Where: Starts and ends in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park – Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver.

Length: 1.5 hours or 5.1 km


14. Cypress Falls

Where: Trail starts and ends at Cypress Falls Park – Woodgreen Place, West Vancouver.

Length: 1.5 hours or 3 km


15. Maplewood Flats

Where: Starts and ends in the Maplewood Flats parking lot off the Dollarton Highway in North Vancouver.

Length: 45 minutes or 2.5 km


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