Hiking in Vancouver [#1]: Three simple trails

I’ve been pretty reluctant to post updates here for a number of reasons, but one thing worth mentioning is hiking. Hiking was something we did every weekend for three weeks in a row 🙂

Vancouver has many places around to walk and hike. We started with simple trails and we enjoyed it! Since weather here is still great it would be a serious crime to waste such an opportunity 🙂 On top of this, hiking is cheap! You generally don’t need anything, and it is good for your health!

The most amazing thing about hiking trails in Vancouver is that at some point not only these places were spotted and promoted among public, but all paths, wooden bridges, stairs were constructed for public use. And it is almost all free of charge!

Capilano Canyon

A first trail. Very simple one, but quite beautiful. Here is a site of this place, the place is pretty popular, visiting it is free of charge. You don’t need any tickets, just show up! It’s about 30 minutes of driving from Vancouver.

Sea-to-Sky Gondola

A second trail, very-very beautiful. The route to the place from Vancouver is fabulous. This was the second most beautiful road trip in my life after the trip from Santa Cruz to San Francisco via 1st Highway in California.

The place itself is a highland trail, you can visit their website here. You can start small and ascent and return by cableway, it would cost about $30. Then you are free to complete a small trail.

Alternatively, if you really want to test yourself and save a little money of tickets you can climb on your own for 6 hours and then return by cableway. 6 hours worth of difficult trail should be… fun! 🙂

The place is about 1 hour of fabulous drive from Vancouver!

Quarry Rock

Another nice trail close to Vancouver. 30 minutes of driving and you’re there. The place is very close to a shore, when you get there you can observe fabulous landscape and a bunch of yachts parked near by the rock. The whole trail is about climbing up thru the forest. Many people do this with their dogs 🙂

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2 Responses to Hiking in Vancouver [#1]: Three simple trails

  1. Krum Bakalsky says:

    Thank you for sharing! I’d love to try (at least some of) these as well 🙂

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