Winter Hikes & Snowshoe Trails To Take On In Vancouver

Winter Hikes & Snowshoe Trails Vancouver

If you’re looking to get outside and take on some winter hikes around the Vancouver area—check out some of these popular trails that are sure to offer you a challenge and reward you with beautiful sights and stunning views.

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Dog Mountain

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For a fun snowshoe trail with awesome views, check out Dog Mountain in Mount Seymour Provincial Park. The trail is considered an easy snowshoe trek and is 4.5 kilometers with an elevation gain of 34 meters. The trail is well-marked, mostly flat, but has a few up-and-downs along the way.

Lighthouse Park

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The popular park in West Vancouver has easy trails that make it the perfect spot to go for a hike in winter. Plus, the views are absolutely spectacular. The trail will take you up to 6 kilometers with minimal elevation.

Pacific Spirit Park

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The trails are easy and flat to take on during the winter months. The park is located near the University of British Columbia and offers lots of lush greenery and 10 kilometers of picturesque trails.

Upper Shannon Falls

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Hike Shannon Falls during the winter for breathtaking scenery. It’s located in Squamish, just 45 minutes outside of Vancouver and literally right off of Highway 99. It’s a moderate hike at 7 kilometers and an elevation gain of 450 meters.

Elfin Lakes

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Another great spot that will likely be covered in snow, so bring your snowshoes. The entire trek runs 22 kilometers with an elevation gain of 600 meters. It’s located near Squamish in Garibaldi Provincial Park.

 

What are your favorite winter hikes or snowshoe adventures in and around Vancouver or British Columbia? Share your experiences with us in the comments below and we’ll add them to our list.

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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.