The Lions are an iconic natural landmark in Vancouver, easily spotted from many parts of the city. A hike to the Lions provides one of the most scenic vantage points of any hike around Vancouver.
Mount Elphinstone is a tall peak on the southern Sunshine Coast. The trained eye can pick out this summit from several Sea to Sky and Squamish hikes, such as The Chief. At an elevation of 1,232 m and 13 km in distance, the Elphinstone Summit Trail offers a good challenge
The Hope-Lookout Trail is a short but steep hike just off Highway #1 in Hope, B.C. The trail takes you partially up Mount Hope, to a clearing with a beautiful lookout over the valley below. Built in the 1990’s, the Hope Lookout Trail is often called “Hope’s version of the Grouse Grind”.
The Othello Tunnels are part of the historic Kettle Valley Railway. There are two options to explore the tunnels, depending how much hiking you want to do.
Flood Falls (also known as the Flood-Hope Falls) is a quick and easy hike starting alongside Highway 1 in Hope. Located just 20 minutes north of Bridal Veil Falls in Chilliwack, Flood Falls is less-often visited, but no less impressive. As the entire hike can be completed casually in about 30 minutes, it’s a great option for families, and anyone wanting to stretch their legs during a long drive through Hope.
The Coquitlam Crunch is a popular trail primarily used for exercise. The route starts off Landsdowne Dr. near Eagle Ridge Elementary School and climbs straight up Westwood Plateau in Coquitlam. The total return-trip is 4.4 kilometers and takes about 1.5 hours on average.