Hiking season ain't over yet. Fall is here and many of your favourite summer hikes are just as beautiful during this season.

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We're so lucky we get to experience all 4 seasons in BC, and autumn is absolutely idyllic in Vancouver. Warm temperatures and mild rain help create the ideal atmosphere for a walk along the ocean or a venture into the mountains.

Please be extremely careful, prepare accordingly, and follow trail etiquette at all times when hiking. Make the most of BC's cozy autumn season with these 9 surreal hikes near Vancouver.

Photo cred – @dudelum

Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park is perfect if you want a short trail that leads to stunning views. You can marvel at the lighthouse, the beautiful Pacific ocean and the large Douglas Firs. Get lost in the autumn leaves.

Distance: Up to 6 km

Time: 0.5 – 1.5 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Season: Year-round


Dog Mountain

Located in Seymour Provincial Park, Dog Mountain is a shorter, easier hike, but it's just as beautiful as the others. You’ll also pass by the clear First Lake on this trail.

Distance: 5 km

Time: 1 – 2 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Season: May – October


Norvan Falls

A stunning waterfall nestled in the deep forest of Lynn Valley, Norvan Falls is the perfect hike for autumn. You'll find yourself captured by the beauty of the lush green forests on trails that lead to waterfalls.

Distance: 14 km

Time: 3.5 – 5 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Season: Year-round


Sasamat Lake // Port Moody

Sasamat Lake offers great views whether it's sunny, cloudy, or rainy. The well maintained trail is perfect if you are looking for a quick hike. A great place to capture that fall fog. 
Distance: 8 km

Time: 1 – 3 hours

Elevation Gain: 100 meters

Season: Year-round


Photo cred – @vancitywild

Brandywine Falls // Squamish

After a short hike (more of a walk) to the viewpoint, you are at a stunning 70 meter waterfall.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, try the hike to the base. Walk to the end of the Brandywine Falls lookout path and keep going once the trail ends. Follow a small, unmarked trail to the left of the fence that goes right into the woods. The base hike takes 1 to 2 hours.

Distance: 1 km

Time: 0.5 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Season: Year-round


Buntzen Lake // Port Moody

See the mountains, lake, and forest all in one easy hike. The Buntzen Lake Trail has views that are beautiful all year-round. After your walk you can enjoy a kayak ride around the calm lake or relax on the beach area.

Distance: 8 km

Time: 1 – 3 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Season: Year-round


Burnaby Mountain // Vancouver (SFU)

An easy hike that is perfect for SFU or Burnaby students wanting to take a break from school. There is a vast network of trails, so you have a wide selection to choose from. Walk through the crisp autumn leaves.

Distance: Depends on trail selection, up to 7.5 km

Time: 1 – 3 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Season: Year-round


Photo cred – @sylviaczerniec

Bridal Veil Falls

This incredible waterfall adventure is perfect for those who don’t enjoy hiking but love the views. More of a short walk, this trail takes you to a 60 metre cascading waterfall that creates a veil effect.

Distance: 0.8 km

Time: 0.25 hours

Elevation Gain: 50 meters

Season: May – October


Photo cred- @vancitywild

Quarry Rock

Undoubtedly one of the most popular hikes in the lower mainland, Quarry Rock offers lovely views of Deep Cove and Indian Arm all year round.

Distance: 3.8 km

Time: 0.5 – 1.5 hours

Elevation Gain: 100 meters

Season: Year-round


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