September is upon Vancouver and we all know what that means — (hopefully) one last month of sunshine before the sun disappears for what will feel like for-freaking-ever. Beat those back to school or work blues with some summer hiking feels. You may have hung up your bikini but give those hiking shorts some love before the season is over for good!

BC is so beautiful in all seasons, but let's be real, the sun defs shows off our province's best side. Whether you want to make it a day trip to Whis or a short, easy hike near the city, this list has got you covered. From waterfalls to lakes to mountains, make the most of the final days of warmth before the trails get buried under snow :( 

Easy

Intermediate

Advanced

Click "Next" for easy hikes.


Easy

Dog Mountain // North Vancouver

via @buchanne

Distance: 5 km

Time: 1 – 2 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Season: May – October


Buntzen Lake // Port Moody

via @selzpop

Distance: 8 km

Time: 1 – 3 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Season: Year-round


Goldstream Provincial Park // Victoria

via @annalisebrutonjoe

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 3 km

Time: 1 - 2 hours

Elevation Gain: 170 meters

Season: Year-round

Click "Next" for intermediate hikes.


Intermediate

Tunnel Bluffs // Howe Sound

via @purplevanvan

Distance: 8 km

Time: 3 – 4.5 hours

Elevation Gain: 650 meters

Season: May – November


Mount Gardner // Bowen Island

via @simonemariamaria

Difficulty: Intermediate

Distance: 17 km

Time: 5 – 7 hours

Elevation Gain: 719 metres

Season: Year-round


The Chief // Squamish

via @sidlegari

Distance: 3 km – 11 km depending on peak

Time: 1.5 – 5 hours depending on peak

Elevation Gain: 600 metres

Season: March – November

Click "Next" for advanced hikes.


Advanced

Wedgemount Lake // Whistler

via @kaelnaylor

Distance: 14 km

Time: 5 - 7 hours

Elevation Gain: 1160 meters

Season: July - October


Crown Mountain // North Vancouver

via @linzzmorgan

Distance: 9.8 km

Time: 5 – 7 hours

Elevation Gain: 385 meters

Season: July - October


Panorama Ridge // Squamish

via @elaineram

Distance: 30 km

Time: 8 - 11 hours

Elevation Gain: 1520 meters

Season: July - October

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