Fall is just around the corner and it's time to start planning all the amazing things you're going to do during this colourful season.
The cool weather is the perfect time to get outdoors so we came up with 19 hikes around B.C. that need to be added to your bucket list.
B.C.'s landscape is the best in any season but during the fall, it just hits different.
We came up with a list of 19 hikes around the province that you need to do.
From easy walks to difficult, multi-day adventures, this list has it all.
Just be sure to bring all the proper gear with you and treat the areas with respect. We want to make sure everyone can enjoy these natural wonders.
Lindeman Lake, Greendrop Lake & Flora Lake
Length: 1 km
Address: Chilliwack Lake Road, Fraser Valley, BC
Why You Need To Go: This hike will take you to three secret turquoise lakes. It’s a super short hike with tons of pay off and even in the fall months, you’ll want to dip your toes into this inviting water.
Length: 1 km
Address: Squamish, BC
Why You Need To Go: Natural waterpark anyone? You’ll definitely want to bring your bathing suit on this hike because this path takes you to a gorgeous swimming hole right in the middle of a forest. There’s even a rope swing.
Length: 13.4 km
Address: Kinney Lake, Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC
Why You Need To Go: This spot is right in between Alberta and B.C. so prepare for an ideal road trip with iconic sights. There's even a lake that's so turquoise you won't believe its natural.
Taylor River Rest Area
Address: Highway/Route 4 near Port Alberni, BC
Why You Need To Go: Get ready for some of the most magical green water out there. This rest stop is the perfect place to relax but fair warning, the water is super cold.
Seton Lake Lookout
Length: 1.2 km
Address: Seton Lake Recreational Area, BC
Why You Need To Go: If you’re looking for a birds-eye view then this is it. The short hike will take you to a cliff that sports views of lakes, treetops, and an incredibly windy highway. Get your cameras ready cause you’ll want to capture this moment.
Length: 2.5 km
Address: Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC
Why You Need To Go: Also known as “mirror lake,” this spot has some of the calmest and clearest water. Paired with fine sand, you’ll want to waste away an afternoon here.
Length: 15 km
Address: Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC
Why You Need To Go: This waterfall plunges 43 metres down the cliff of Mount Robson. Looking at it will make you feel incredibly tiny and it’s worth every step to get there.
Length: 15 km
Address: Lions Bay, West Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This is for experienced hikers so if you’re new to the game, we suggest avoiding this one. You’ll need some serious strength and determination, not to mention the proper gear. If you’re up for the challenge, get ready to feel like you’re on top of the world.
Length: 4 km
Address: Knox Mountain, Kelowna, BC
Why You Need To Go: The trail is easy and downhill most of the way. As you walk you’ll be able to see all of West Kelowna and the surrounding Bear Creek area. The end of the trail opens up to a massive swimming area and if you’re so brave, jump off the surrounding cliffs into the deep water.
Length: 2.5 km
Address: 501 Duke Point Hwy., Nanaimo, BC
Why You Need To Go: Hope you like caves. This hiking trail is going to take you to a cave. The holes in the rocks actually look like honeycombs and you can get unclose and personal with them. Just be sure to be respectful of the space.
Length: 2.3 km
Address: Fraser-Fort George F, BC
Why You Need To Go: This is the only inland temperate rainforest in the world! The trees are thousands of years old and the trail will take you directly to a waterfall. You’ll feel like you’re in Ferngully.
Length: 2.4 km
Address: Kelowna, BC
Why You Need To Go: Another waterfall, anyone? Altogether, it'll take you about two hours but it’s worth every minute. It's the perfect way to spend a fall afternoon.
Length: 1.6 km
Address: Kootenay National Park, BC
Why You Need To Go: It’s a super short hike with tons of pay off. It has everything you need including a creek, tall trees, mountain tops, and deep valleys. The water's incredibly vibrant and yes, it does look this blue in real life.
Length: 1.3 km
Address: Retreat Cove Road, Galiano Island, BC
Why You Need To Go: This hidden sandstone cave sits right along the shoreline. Bring a blanket and set up shop for the day. The ocean views mixed with the fact that you’re sitting in a literal cave make for a magical experience.
Wilson Creek Falls
Length: 2.9 km
Address: New Denver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Who says you can’t chase waterfalls? This gigantic waterfall is a short hike away so you don’t have to spend all day walking. The mist from the waterfall is going to feel so good your hike in the fall sun.
Length: 6.3 km
Address: 2869 Glen Eagles Rd., Cowichan Valley B, BC
Why You Need To Go: You’ll be walking 44 metres above the river so hopefully like heights. The structure is about 187 meters long and the entire thing is surrounded by forest. It’s perfect during the fall for when the leaves begin to change.
Sunshine Coast Trail
Difficulty: Moderate to hard
Length: 180 km
Address: Powell River, BC
Why You Need To Go: Obviously, you don’t have to hike it all. There are tons of trails to pick from and all are amazing. The landscape has everything from coastal shorelines to mountain top views. We suggest making it a multi-day hike.
Length: 11 km
Address: Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, 38049 3 Ave., Squamish, BC
Why You Need To Go: This hike will take you to three different peaks. It can be difficult at times so be sure to have the proper gear with you. Once you’re all nice and sweaty, you’ll be treated to views that were made for postcards.
Length: 2.4 km
Address: Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island, BC
Why You Need To Go: As a reward, there’s a swing at the top of this hike. When you get there, sit down and take in all the beautiful views. You just worked your butt off, you deserve it.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.