Vancouver Hiking Guides and News
Located in the Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area, Yak Peak is a steep granite peak, and has the highest summit on the Zopkios Ridge. Visible from the Coquihalla Highway, Yak Peak is located in the Cascade mountain range and is popular for hikers and climbers alike. Yak offers an arduous uphill climb with beautiful panoramic views of nearby Needle peak, Vicuna and Guanco peaks and many more!
Are you new to hiking in Vancouver? Wondering what the best day hikes are and which gear you need to bring for your outing? If so, Fjallraven – a Swedish outdoor clothing retailer which recently opened its first Canadian store in Vancouver – is hosting a community night titled Day Hikes Guide for Beginners.
It seems like every month someone is out setting, or attempting to set, a new Fastest Known Time on one of our challenging local routes. Fastest Known Times, or FKTs, are a friendly competition of becoming the fastest person to complete a given route.
109 Walks In B.C.’s Lower Mainland guidebook has been out since 1976, and is a staple on the bookshelves of many casual hikers and walkers around Vancouver. The book went through a revision in early 2014, and I got my hands on a review copy of this current 7th edition.
The Sea to Summit trail takes you from the base of the Sea to Sky Gondola to the Summit Lodge, sharing trail with The Chief and Upper Shannon Falls initially. When I did this trail, I started at Shannon Falls, because, a) its where I could find parking and, b) it is the most scenic way to start the hike while only adding a little bit of easy distance to the overall trip.
Located in Squamish, the Sea to Sky Gondola opens up access to new terrain and hiking trails in the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park. Nestled between the already popular Stawamus Chief and Shannon Falls attractions, the gondola has been hugely popular since its opening in May 2014.