6 Whimsical Trails in BC That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re In A Fairytale

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Add a little touch of magic to your hike (or forest bathing session) with these whimsical trails in BC that are straight out of a fairytale.

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Whimsical Trails in BC

Spirit Trail

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Escape to Harrison, just 1.5 hours away from Vancouver. Here you will find this charming little trail just outside the quaint village. While walking through the easy 1 km trail you will discover dozens of handcrafted wooden masks adorning the trees. They’ve all been created by a local artist in the area, who is a retired wood shop teacher.

While you can get through this trail relatively fast—you’re going to want to spend some time here admiring the details of each mask you find along the way.

Teapot Hill

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This hidden gem can be found in Chilliwack. As its name suggests, you will find lots of adorable little teapots throughout the trail. Which makes for a walk that is both Instagram-worthy and whimsical. The collection keeps growing and growing as hikers passing through the area add teapots and tea cups to the mix.

The 5 km trail also offers unsurpassed views of Cultus Lake and the Columbia Valley.

The Enchanted Forest

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This piece of paradise is nestled in Revelstoke and it just may be what fairytales are made of. It has all your favourite characters and movie references to make you feel like you’ve been transported into another world. There’s over 350 handcrafted fairy figurines hidden throughout the forest, as well as a 50-foot treehouse.

It also has its fair share of nursery rhymes for kids to enjoy (or just for those who are young at heart).

Trinket Trail

Take a trinket, leave a trinket—that’s the motto at this trail on the Sunshine Coast. It’s kind of like a giant game of geocache. Hikers are known to take home a piece that speaks to them, while leaving behind another for someone else to discover.

The 5.5 km trail is best known for its Troll Alley, which as you may have guessed, is a section completely dedicated to the funky-haired creatures.

Avatar Grove

This tree in Port Renfrew has been coined Canada’s “gnarliest tree,” and it’s not hard to see why. The gigantic cedar is a sight to see. The entire park has over 120 acres to explore with lots of towering trees. But none stand out quite like this one.

Its unique size and shape make it one of the most popular trees, bringing in lots of tourists and locals to admire its beauty.

Cathedral Grove

This lush trail may just be the best spot to go forest bathing. You will feel incredibly small next to the gigantic trees that live here, with some standing up to 250-feet tall.

And you can even stand inside one of the trees. It’s all part of MacMillan Provincial Park, which is located in between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni.

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