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6 More Car-Free Hikes in Vancouver

Vancouverist’s first Car-Free Hikes in Vancouver  article gave you a taste of what’s possible when you grab a bus ticket and lace up your hiking boots. In this edition, we take it a step further. These transit-friendly hikes are wilder, longer and surprisingly easy to get to on the bus. Seymour Demonstration Forest Road: Transit Directions:

Hiking Spotlight: The Duffey Lake Road

Located north of Pemberton (which is located north of Whistler) on Highway 99, the Duffey Lake Road is a gateway to some of the most spectacular hiking areas in the Vancouver region. Yes, it’s still a 3+ hour drive from the city, but if you have two or more nights to spare you won’t be

Beyond the Grouse Grind

The Grouse Grind comes up immediately when you start researching hiking in Vancouver. A short, steep trail (853m elevation in 2.9 KM) that leads up the side of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, the Grouse Grind is a seasonal obsession for many Vancouverites. The downsides to all of this are hard to ignore: crowds as

6 Best Car-Free Hikes in Vancouver

You’ve made it to Vancouver, and now you’re eager to get out and enjoy the wilderness you’ve heard so much about, but when you start researching hikes, you realize a lot of them seem to require a car to get to. This is our definitive list of transit friendly hikes. Don’t worry, this is not

Recommended Gear for Hiking in the Vancouver Area

This is the second part in our series on preparing for your visit to the wilds of BC. Read part one: What to Expect when Hiking Around Vancouver. There are a few key items that will help keep you safe and comfortable as you explore the hikes around Vancouver. The following are meant as some suggestions

What to Expect When Hiking in the Vancouver Area

The area around Vancouver is a hiker’s heaven. From tranquil beaches to forests full of ancient trees, to high alpine, we really have it all. Much of the hiking here is wild, rugged and surprisingly remote, even though you are right beside a major city! The guide will help you know what to expect when

Mountain View Cemetery

Dating back to 1886, this cemetery isn’t as large or ornate as those found in many older cities outside of Canada, but local residents treat the green space as more of a public park than a revered monument to the dead. On a nice day you’ll find locals running through the grounds, sitting beneath the