Living on the wet coast, we have to embrace the rain. Much of British Columbia is, after all, a coastal temperate rainforest. In fact, nearly a quarter of the world’s remaining temperate rainforest is in B.C.
While this can make the winter months dark and dreary, the rain doesn’t have to be a deterrent from getting out and enjoying hiking. In fact, a lot of Vancouver hikes are enhanced by the misty atmosphere of a dense west coast forest.
The Bowen Lookout is a short but sweet snowshoe route in Cypress Provincial Park.
The route carries along the Yew Lake Trail before passing through a section of scenic old-growth forest and then climbing uphill about 100 m of elevation. The trail ends with a fantastic viewpoint overlooking Howe Sound and Bowen Island.
A Starter’s Guide to Hiking in Vancouver.
- Guides for 10 amazing hikes near Vancouver
- Hiking safety and trail etiquette
- Resources, hiking gear overview, and more!
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