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This ParkBus Will Take You To BC’s Best Hiking Destinations This Summer

Garibaldi Lake / ParkBus

Photo: Geoff Blondahl / Flickr

Discovering our beautiful province has never been so paramount as it is this year with Canada 150.

2017 is the year to travel locally and explore all BC has to offer. With the sunny days of Summer ahead of us, and a seemingly never-ending list of popular parks and hidden gems—there’s no excuse not to get outside.


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ParkBus is making it easier for Vancouverites to visit these scenic locales, by offering a transportation service. They launched in Ontario in 2010 and after a pilot season last year, the service is now in Vancouver.

Especially beneficial for those hikers who don’t have a car, the bus departs Vancouver and goes to many popular BC parks.


ParkBus Destinations from Vancouver


Garibaldi Lake
Photo: Jaden Nyberg / Flickr

Arguably one of the most stunning spots in BC, there’s over 90-kms of hiking trails and turquoise-coloured waters. The bus will drop you off at Rubble Creek parking lot, the trailhead for Garibaldi Lake and Panorama Ridge. A return ticket costs $49 and a one-way ticket costs $35.

Joffre Lakes

The provincial park has various hikes you can take on—Lower Joffre Lake, Middle Joffre Lake and Upper Joffre Lake. It’s a popular spot for hiking, camping, fishing and soaking up the views. A return ticket costs $59 and a one-way ticket costs $42.

Stawamus Chief

A classic hike for Vancouverites—enjoy breathtaking views of Howe Sound and Squamish from the various viewing points going up. It’s also a great place to go rock climbing. A return ticket costs $39 and a one-way ticket costs $28.

RELATED: 10 Beautiful North Vancouver Hikes To Add To Your Bucket List


Alice Lake

Go along the Four Lakes Trail for views of surrounding mountains and lush forestry. There’s also a scenic trail going around Alice Lake. A return tickets costs $41 and a one-way ticket costs $30.


Surround yourself in wilderness with views of Howe Sound, Mount Strachan and Hollyburn Mountain. The provincial park has an abundance of hiking trails and amazing sights to see. A return ticket costs $22 and a one-way ticket costs $16.

Golden Ears

Photo: @yourparksbc / Instagram

It’s one of BC’s largest parks and has an impressive network of trails that is sure to impress any outdoor enthusiast. A return ticket costs $32 and a one-way ticket costs $23.


Shannon Falls

The falls rise 335-metres above Highway 99, making them the third highest falls in BC. This is a popular park to go a hike and then have a picnic. A return ticket costs $39 and a one-way ticket costs $28.

If you’re looking for more trails to explore, be sure to check out some of Vancouver’s most iconic hikes.

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