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5 Hikes You Haven’t Heard of in Metro Vancouver

With spring now in full swing, you’re probably keen to get out and explore all the great outdoors that make Vancouver special.

And one of the best ways to do just that is by taking a hike.

Indeed, what you once dreaded as a teen is now the most rad way to spend a weekend in your young professional years.

Not just any ol’ trail will do, though – we’ve rounded up five fantastic treks you probably haven’t even heard of…

Al’s Habrich Ridge
Al’s Habrich Ridge Trail is a flagship backcountry hiking trail. Starting from the top of the Sea To Sky Gondola, this 12km hike weaves through ancient glacial formations, waterfalls, sub-alpine meadows and the Neverland Lake.

Photo – Vancouver Hikes

Diez Vistas
Diez Vistas trail is aptly named as it boasts 10 beautiful viewpoints. A quick day trip from Vancouver, the 15km-route wraps all the way around Buntzen Lake.

Photo – buntzenlake

Coliseum Mountain
Offering striking panoramic views, Coliseum Mountain is one of several hikes starting at Lynn Valley’s Headwaters Regional Park. The trail stretches 12km from the trailhead to the summit through spectacular old growth forest.

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Photo – Chris Lang

Eagle Bluffs
Located on the rocky slopes above Eagle Harbour in West Vancouver awaits a spectacular view at the top of Eagle Bluffs. With access from the downhill ski area of Cypress, this hike offers 8kms catching scenery of Cabin Lake and Black Mountain.

Photo – Vancouver Trails

Crown Mountain
Crown Mountain offers one of the most spectacular views from any of the North Shore summits. Nestled behind Grouse Mountain, this 9.8km hike offers views of Vancouver and the peaks of Goat Mountain and Grouse Mountain.

Photo – Vancouver Trails


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