Dogs and hiking, a match made in heaven. There’s no better way to spend a day with your pet pooch than out on the trails. To help you get outside, we’ve compiled this list of our favorite dog-friendly trails around Vancouver.
Burnaby Mountain is a popular hiking and mountain biking destination, boasting a large network of trails. With its summit at 366 m elevation, Burnaby Mountain offers great views of downtown Vancouver, the North Shore, the Indian Arm, and the Burrard Inlet.
Alexander Falls is a beautiful waterfall in Callaghan Country just a few kilometers south of Whistler. There is a viewing platform overlooking Alexander Falls along the road to the Whistler Olympic Park. In the summer, the viewing platform is a nice detour spot along a drive to or from Whistler.
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.