Connecting with nature? We've got loads of that in North Van!
North Vancouver is more than just a city on the way to Whistler, it has a large number of beautiful and accessible hikes that we can finally start making use of now that the last snow of the year is behind us!
Starting off easy?
Rice Lake Trail: Located in the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, the Rice Lake Trail is a 3-kilometre loop trail that takes you around the serene Rice Lake. It's a relatively easy hike, with only a few sections that require some moderate effort.
Quarry Rock Trail: This 3.8-kilometre out-and-back trail in Deep Cove offers stunning views of Indian Arm and the surrounding mountains. It's a popular hike, but still easy with a well-marked
trail and only a few steep sections.
Heading out? Don’t forget these!
Water: It's important to stay hydrated on hikes, so bring plenty of water with you.
Snacks: Pack some lightweight, high-energy snacks like trail mix, energy bars, or fruit to keep you fueled during the hike.
Navigation tools: Bring a map, compass, GPS device…. Or your iPhone (which does all of that and then some haha) to help you navigate the trail. Don’t forget to keep your smartphone charged and ready to go! (It helps to bring a charging cable with you on the hike along with a power bank.)
Sun protection: Even on cloudy days, the sun's rays can be strong, so bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes.
Proper footwear: Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes or boots with good traction to protect your feet and prevent slipping.
Emergency supplies: Bring a flashlight and a battery pack in case of an emergency. It's also a good idea to bring a small multi-tool that includes a knife and other useful tools
Looking for something a little more?
Lynn Loop Trail: This is a 5.6-kilometre loop trail located near North Vancouver that offers stunning views of Lynn Canyon and Lynn Creek. It's a fairly easy hike, with a well-marked trail and only a few steep sections.
Capilano Pacific Trail: This 6.4-kilometre out-and-back trail follows the Capilano River and is known for its beautiful views of the surrounding forest and river. It's a relatively flat hike, making
it is a great option for beginners
Looking for a real challange?
Baden Powell Trail to Deep Cove: The Baden Powell Trail is a 48-kilometre trail that spans from West Vancouver to Deep Cove. The section from Mount Seymour Parkway to Deep Cove is a 9-kilometre out-and-back hike that offers stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding mountains. While it's a longer hike, it's still relatively easy with a well-marked trail and only a few sections that require some moderate effort.