Best Hikes To Do Outside Of Vancouver

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Best Hikes To Do Outside Of Vancouver

If you’re looking to get out of the city and take on a hike to enjoy the great outdoors—check out some of these hikes just a short road-trip away in Whistler and Pemberton.

For those looking stay local, check out our guides on the top beginner hikes, and intermediate hikes in metro Vancouver.

Whistler

Cheakamus Lake

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An easier alternative to hike in Garibaldi Provincial Park, that still offers gorgeous views of water, mountains and the lush forest.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Distance: 16km
  • Elevation Gain: minimal

Conflict Lake

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Located just west of Whistler, this is a stunning hike in the Callaghan Valley.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Distance: 12km
  • Elevation Gain: 180 meters

Garibaldi Lake

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One of the most beautiful spots in BC, with turquoise-coloured water and an incredible glacier to further set the scene—this hike offers spectacular views.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Distance: 18km
  • Elevation Gain: 820 meters

Ancient Cedars Trail

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Located just north of Whistler, this hike takes you through a scenic forest up Cougar Mountain.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Distance: 5km
  • Elevation Gain: 175 meters

Brandywine Meadows

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Located south of Whistler, this hike takes you through a picturesque meadow, along to a creek, all while being surrounded by mountains and glaciers.

  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time: 3.5 hours
  • Distance: 6km
  • Elevation Gain: 550 meters

Black Tusk

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Located in Garibaldi Provincial Park, this hike offers incredible views and is known as one of the most scenic hikes in BC.

  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time: 11 hours
  • Distance: 29km
  • Elevation Gain: 1740 meters

Panorama Ridge 

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This hike will give you awesome views of Garibaldi Lake, Black Tusk and the Helm Lake area.

  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time: 11 hours
  • Distance: 30km
  • Elevation Gain: 1520 meters

Wedgemount Lake

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One of the most difficult hikes in Garibaldi Provincial Park, but the incredible scenery along the way makes it worth it in the end.

  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time: 7 hours
  • Distance: 14km
  • Elevation Gain: 1160 meters

Pemberton

Nairn Falls

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Located along the Sea to Sky highway, this is an easy hike to a gorgeous waterfall.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Distance: 3km
  • Elevation Gain: minimal

Joffre Lakes

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A very popular hike to do in BC with beautiful trails to explore.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Distance: 11km
  • Elevation Gain: 400 meters

 

Photos: Vancouver Trails

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