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’.
The Grouse Grind Trail at Grouse Mountain is the most popular hike around Vancouver, seeing about 150,000 hikers annually. Locals and tourists flock to this trail to challenge themselves on the steep terrain and for exercise.