Everything Else in Parks & Nature in Vancouver

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One of three local ski mountains overlooking the city of Vancouver, Grouse is the closest to downtown and great for hiking outside of the ski season. If you are super fit, do the "Grouse Grind", a... read more

Cost: (for the Peak Experience) $47.95 for adults, $38.95 for seniors, $28.95 for youth, $14.95 for child age 5 to 12, free for child under 5 Unique to Vancouver: Grouse has the advantage of being... read more

Rising 1,250 metres (4,100 feet) above Vancouver and just 15 minutes from the city’s downtown core, is the vast alpine playground of Grouse Mountain. The iconic Red Skyride gives visitors and local... read more

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If you're active and keen for an amazing adventure, try the grueling "Grouse Grind". It's a man made trail to the top of Grouse Mountain. They don't call it the "Grind" for nothing, it's a real wor... read more

One to knock off the bucket list. Often called "Mother Nature's Stairmaster" Ascend on foot up 2.9km to an elevation of 2800 feet. Be prepared for a serious workout! The view and feeling of accomp... read more

This is the ultimate climb for tourists and locals alike. If you are fit as a fiddle and have an hour plus to reach the top, you won't be disappointed. Expect crowds and fitness buffs, this hike ... read more

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Mount Seymour is a ski area located in a Provincial Park, a 10 minute drive from Deep Cove. It is a part of the North Shore Mountains, rising to the north from the shores of Burrard Inlet & Indian... read more

You are located essentially at the base of Mt. Seymour! Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking (extreme downhill and/or road). Or just drive up for the views!

Mount Seymour is a mountain located in Mount Seymour Provincial Park in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is a part of the North Shore Mountains, rising to the north fro... read more

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Mount Seymour Provincial Park is a 10 minute drive from Deep Cove. It is a part of the North Shore Mountains, rising to the north from the shores of Burrard Inlet & Indian Arm to a summit of 1,44... read more

Nice ski, snowboard, snowshoeing and tobogganing area. Like Cypress and Grouse it has great views winter or summer.

An intermediate level trail. Please be safe, prepared and don't go off trail! I can't stress this enough. Great trail to hike. A guy camped at the top in the snow one time. However, that's forbidde... read more

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Will be located in False Creek for early June. Fantastic. Granville Island is my favorite place to provision the boat, have meals and listen to the music.

Great view of False Creek and downtown. Popular jogging/walking/biking trails all the way to downtown and Stanley Park.

Two of our favourite walks. From Main Street-Science World Station, take the north seawall route to walk to Yaletown, English Bay and as far as Stanley Park. Take the south seawall route to get to ... read more

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A great lake for the family and dogs. There is a separate dog beach fully fenced in so the pooch can go off lead and have a swim. There are also great hiking trails and fantastic mountain scenery. ... read more

Buntzen Lake has an 8km hiking trail that is great for adults and children also. It wraps around the lake so you can start and finish your day with some r & r and maybe a picnic at the lake itself!

This BC Hydro Lake has one of the sandiest and best beaches around and the water is crystal clear (freshwater) and quite warm in the summer so perfect for swimming. The natural setting is gorgeous.... read more

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Largest lake in Lower Mainland. Has a rich ecology, home to many species, and is a stunning wildlife sanctuary. 10km hiking path loops around the park, includes canoeing and kayaking options.

One of the best kept secrets of Burnaby. Over 10 kilometers of trails around Burnaby Lake ideal for jogging or strolling. Or if you prefer still water rowing/kayaking. With views of the mountai... read more

If you are a trail-lover then you should try walking around the lake, normally it takes 1 hours, but depends on how fast you walk/run. You can take some stunning pictures there. People come with su... read more

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Very nice easy hike along a creek…good uphill walk that ends in quaint Edgemont Village.

Steps away... beautiful trail to walk on

It's 5 minutes from the house and you can walk all the way down to Marine Drive crossing just 2 roads - a lovely trail, especially when walking a dog.

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Warmest lake to go to in the summer. If it's a hot day make sure to come there no later than 10am because parking gets filled quickly.

White Pine Beach is great for sunbathing and swimming. It is not dog friendly but you can take dogs around the side of the lake where they can swim. There is a trail from the bottom parking lot tha... read more

Cute little lake with beach, gets busy in the summer. Great for birdwatching, swimming, paddling and you can walk around the whole thing in about 45 min to 1 hour casually. Easy walk and serene.

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Lots of safe and easily accessible hiking trails

Great trails, beautiful scenery, lots of lovely wooden bridges with views of creeks big and small. Dog friendly and often a lot of fishing action in the main river to watch.

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Lovely 40-minute walk around the lake on good trail; steep and muddy in some sections. Picnic area at start of walk and lookout bench at the far end. Or, time allowing, set out for Mount Gardner.

You can make this a short walk around the lake, or add Crippen Park trail to the cove and make it longer. Easy walk for all ages featuring the lushness of the island. .

Beautiful walk or jog around Killarney lake. One side is flat and the other has hills. Great for a good workout, pretty views of the lake, boardwalk, picnics, etc.

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Quiet big park with a lake. Good area if you need some time in peace and silence around nature.

Great place for a walk around the lake, amazing community centre and even a swim on hot summer days.

Trout Lake is a lovely "official" dog park and has lots to offer.

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Beautiful, scenery, peaceful lake park and trail for you to enjoy water activity. See the geese, ducks, and heron and lots more.

The lake is very beautiful all year round. There is path around the lake that is perfect for strolling or running (one lap is around 1 mile). There is a playground there for families with children.... read more

Nice lake to walk around. Has picnic tables, docks, children's playground, parking lot and washroom facilities. Walking from our place, around the lake and back takes about 45 mins.

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One of our favorite hiking trails, the views at the top are amazing! Trail begins at the bas of Cypress Ski Mountain and will take about 1.5hrs to get to the top at a leisure pace.

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Place for whole family - walk, run, bike, tennis, board, beach volley ball, basketball, huge turf field with tracks.

Local park with track, tennis courts, skate park, bike park, basketball courts, beach volleyball, and more

Tennis, play grounds, picnics, walking, bike lanes, soccer, etc.

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There's nothing quite like an early morning walk around beautiful and serene Rice Lake. No dogs allowed.

Nice place to walk. You can also bike or rollerblade on the Seymour Demonstration Forrest road (inside the park).

2 km loop around Rice Lake is phenomenal. View of this quaint little lake from a number of spots. Trail is about 2 meters wide so you can push a stroller along it.

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Another favourite hike with lots of mossy boulders, babbling brooks and a swimable lake at the end. About 1 1/2 hours total walking time.

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Great easy trails, many to choose from

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So named after a famous First Nations person, easily visible from the seawall. Keep walking and you'll see the Lion's Gate Bridge.

Iconic rock pillar that juts out of the Pacific Ocean on the coast in Stanley Park.

Famous rock that juts out of the water. Great viewpoint on the seawall too.

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Fabulous paved trail that is just 100 yards from the house. Walk West to Park Royal Mall/The Village, Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver Sea Wall, etc. Walk East to the Harbourside area, Spa Utopia, Quay

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Beautiful hiking in the Capilano Canyon from Park Royal to the Cleveland Dam, remember to bring proper footwear!

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Hike, snowshoe, cross country sky... lots of trails to explore. There is even a few cabins along the way. Make sure to have all wheel drive (and chains in the winter) to make it all the way up to t... read more

One of our guests attended a wedding in this park! We haven't seen it yet :)

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Whether you're an extreme mountain-biker or beginner, you will find a trail to suit your level. Crossing creeks, past misty lakes and through beautiful forests. World renown for technical terrain.

You can hike up from the house to the St Georges trail and on to the top of Mt Fromme. Give yourself 4-5 hours unless you're jogging.

The North Shore Mountains have a well-deserved reputation for world-class mountain bike riding. It’s where “Shore Riding” or “Free Riding” first originated in North America. The main mountain bikin... read more

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Amazing hike which will reward you with amazing views of the Greater Vancouver! Must try... about 2 hours up and 1,5 back down

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A good, strenuous, hike up the mountain, where you will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the city. Advanced level.

Stunning 360 degree views from the top of the mountain on a sunny day. This hike is for moderate and above hikers. Pack plenty of water, food, first aid kit, and your camera.

Sadly didn't make the cut to becoming a Park, but it's a great 5 hour hike from Chez Silvaine, past Killarney Lake along Crippen regional parks trail, up the north side of the mountain, stop at spa... read more

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Great easy walk through a restored bog.