Top Hikes To Do After Work In Vancouver

It may seem like the last thing you want to do after a long day at work—but check out some of these trails and hikes that are an awesome way to get some exercise in and enjoy the great outdoors.

Pacific Spirit Regional Park


Take a leisurely stroll through the many trails of Pacific Spirit to get some much needed fresh air after a long day at work.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 1-3 hours depending on route
  • Distance: Up to 10 km
  • Elevation Gain: Minimal

Dog Mountain


The perfect post-work hike from Mount Seymour that offers amazing views.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Elevation Gain: Minimal

Quarry Rock


A beautiful and scenic hike that will give you an incredible view of Deep Cove.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Distance: 3.8 km
  • Elevation Gain: 100 meters

Lynn Loop


A short trail in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park that takes you through the lush forest and along Lynn Creek.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Distance: 5.1 km
  • Elevation Gain: Minimal

Capilano Pacific Trail


Check out some of the trails near the Cleveland Dam in Capilano Pacific Park.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 1-4 hours depending on route
  • Distance: Up to 15 km
  • Elevation Gain: 236 meters

Grouse Grind


The popular hike up Grouse Mountain is a Vancouverites rite of passage.

  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time: 1.5-2 hours
  • Distance: 2.9 km
  • Elevation Gain: 853 meters

BCMC Trail 


Located next to the Grouse Grind—the BCMC trail is a less-crowded alternative. It starts off at the same place as the Grind but then breaks off into the Baden Powell trail.

  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Distance: 3 km
  • Elevation Gain: 853 meters


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Photos: Vancouver Trails

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Meagan Gill

Meagan is the Associate Editor at 604 Now. She studied Journalism at Mount Royal University. She is passionate about Vancouver and enjoys writing about the people, issues and events that shape our city. In her spare time, Meagan is interested in photography, loves to spend time outdoors, and volunteers for Big Sisters.