With the weather getting nicer, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out there and soak up some Vitamin D.
We’ve compiled a list of the best hikes around Vancouver for lazy hikers. This way, even if you don’t feel like tiring yourself out for the rest of the day, you can still experience great scenery (and knock ‘em off your hiking bucket list).
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Best Lazy Hikes Around Vancouver
A smooth, serene hike out in Fort Langley, it’s an 8KM round-trip that takes 2.5 hours to complete.
The trails take you along the Fraser River, up to some picnic spots and camp sites. There are two different options to start the trail from: the Edgewater Bar Area or the Historic Area.
One of the most scenic parks in all of Vancouver, Lighthouse Park offers visitors a relaxed, 6KM trail. It can take up to two hours to complete, but believe us when we say that the views are worth it.
If you’re looking for a viewpoint, Starboat Cove is a mere fifteen minutes away from the lighthouse. Visitors are able to catch views from that beach that extend from Lions Gate to UBC to Vancouver Island on a sunny day.
Serpentine Fen Nature Trail
A popular spot for bird watchers, Serpentine Fen Nature Trail in Surrey is a 3.5KM trail. Over 100 different species of feathered friends frequent the area, and the three wooden towers that the nature reserve provides offers up great views to spot them all.
It takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete and is open year round.
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park offers up trails that vary from shorter to longer, so people can choose what hikes they’re feeling up to.
Lynn Loop is a 5.1KM trail round-trip, taking approximately 1.5 hours to complete. The loop takes you through the forest and along the thrashing emerald waters of Lynn Creek.
Located east of Vancouver, Deer Lake is a park in Burnaby that offers picturesque views. The field area was the former Oakalla Prison from 1912 to 1991.
There’s a lake, a beach, a pier, and a viewing tower. The trail itself is 5KM round trip, taking approximately one hour to complete.
Located next to Cultus Lake in Chilliwack, Teapot Hill is perfect for those looking for a relatively easy trail with a quirky vibe.
The way up is filled with unique teapots, as well as a variety of flowers – Tiger Lily, Stinging Nettle, and Trillium.
The 5KM round-trip hike takes about two hours to complete, and provides incredible views of Cultus Lake.
Minnekhada Regional Park
A nature sanctuary located near the Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area, it’s a protected marshland that holds a plethora of wildlife.
It’s a 10KM round-trip loop that takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete. However, if you were hoping to do a shorter trip, there are several trails to break off into. The main ones are the Quarry Trail, Mid-Marsh Trail, Lodge Trail and the Fern Trail.
One of the most beautiful lakes in the Fraser Valley, Lindeman Lake out in Chilliwack offers up gorgeous emerald-turquoise waters surrounded by mountain peaks.
It’s a short trail at 3.4KM, but if you wanted to keep going, you can add an extra 6KM to extend your hike all the way to Greendrop Lake.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Located to the west of Vancouver city, Pacific Spirit Regional Park contains over 750 hectares of forest. Within that forest are a network of trails, each offering their own unique viewpoints.
The most common hike is about a three hour one that takes you through the majority of the forest, and takes about 10KM to complete.