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The Most Iconic Hikes In Vancouver To Try This Summer

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It’s time you went outside and soaked up our city’s beauty! Hikes in Vancouver provide a lot of incredible “Instagram-worthy” opportunities that will inspire you to get off the couch and explore all they have to offer.



Iconic Hikes in Vancouver

Grouse Grind


A rite of passage among Vancouverites—the hike is known as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster.” The 2.9-kilometre trail goes up to Grouse Mountain’s peak. It’s quite the climb, with a whopping 2,830 steps, cardio anyone? Challenge yourself to the grind at 6400 Nancy Greene Way in North Vancouver.

Lighthouse Park


It’s a popular spot for hikers that are looking for easier trails and stunning views. There’s 6-kms of scenic walking trails around the park, situated along the shores of West Vancouver. Enjoy the old-growth cedar and fir trees, and iconic lighthouse at 4902 Beacon Lane.

Quarry Rock


A 4.8-km hike that offers one of the most beautiful views in the city. It’ll take you about 45-minutes to reach the peak that overlooks Indian Arm and the mountains around Belcarra. This hike is a must, located in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove.

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Cypress Falls


The gorgeous Cypress Falls hike is a 3-km trek that takes about 1.5 hours to complete. Wander through the forest following Cypress Creek to find two cascading waterfalls, located in West Vancouver.


Mount Seymour


Hiking up Mount Seymour will give you a panoramic view of the city and Coastal Mountain Range. The 9-km intermediate hike takes approximately 5 hours round trip. Take on the North Vancouver hike this Summer!

Capilano Pacific Trail


The hike takes you from Ambleside to Cleveland Dam. The trail follows the Capilano River, the border of North and West Vancouver. The 15-km hike is estimated to take about 4 hours. The route has a bit of everything—beaches, rocky shores, canyon cliffs and rain forest.

St. Mark’s Summit


The breathtakingly beautiful hike in West Vancouver takes you along Howe Sound Crest Trail. The intermediate hike is 11-kms and takes about 5 hours to complete. Challenge yourself to this hike and be rewarded with the view from the top!

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