Just because it’s cold and rainy in the city doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and enjoy nature. There are many great hikes available below the snowline so you can stay active during the winter. But snowshoeing allows you to get up into the mountains and enjoying a different type of adventure all-together.
Capilano River Regional Park in North Vancouver is one of Metro Vancouver’s oldest parks. The park boasts 26 km of walking trails, the incredible Capilano Canyon, the Cleveland Dam, the Capilano River, and a salmon hatchery, among other highlights.
Ammonite Falls is an easy-to-moderately difficult hike near Nanaimo. The waterfall itself lies within Benson Creek Falls Regional Park, though the hike starts outside the park boundaries.
Lady Falls is one of many amazing waterfalls within Strathcona Provincial Park. A hike to Lady Falls is the perfect outing for families camping at Buttle Lake, or anywhere within Strathcona Provincial Park.
Upper Myra Falls is a scenic hike through an old-growth forest on the west side of Buttle Lake in Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park. The trail leads to a lookout of a large horsetail waterfall.
Whytecliff Park is a beautiful oceanside spot in West Vancouver. It is a popular place for a relaxing walk and also for scuba diving. There are some short trails within the trees of Whytecliff Park and a few rugged paths along the cliffs above the water. However, a walk around Whytecliff Park doesn’t feel as if it qualifies as a ‘hike’.