Garibaldi Provincial Park offers several of the most amazing hikes in southwest B.C., and within the park itself no hike is more amazing than Panorama Ridge. The trail takes you up through a forest of Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir trees, through meadows full of blooming wildflower, and provides one of the most incredible panoramic views you could wish for at the summit.
Garibaldi Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park is a stunning, glacier-fed lake that sits 1,450 m high, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, glaciers, alpine meadows and volcanic structures. It is a great day hike, and even better camping destination.
Any snowshoers or ski tourers in Vancouver will likely be familiar with the Elfin Lakes trail. This is a personal favorite for many because of its easy access and spectacular views. The trail is 11km, and will take around 4-5 hours, each way (with great variability depending on conditions).
The Stawamus Chief is one of the most popular hiking trails around Vancouver and is also a popular rock climbing site. Simply referred to as the ‘The Chief’, this hike is located in Squamish in the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.