Life is better when you take the scenic route. While not all of us love to lace up our hiking boots, we all can appreciate the beauty of a waterfall or the epic lookout from a mountain peak. Thankfully there are plenty of natural gems that are easy to reach and won't even make you break a sweat. To help you make the most of the warm weather, we've gathered up a list of incredible B.C. hiking trails you'll want to try as soon as it's warm enough to leave your layers at home.\nYou might be surprised how many stunning natural gems you didn't even realize are close to home. Within our province, we have no shortage of easy walking paths that would be perfect for an afternoon adventure with your BFF.\nThere is everything from a coastline trail that will make you feel like you are in Australia, to a lake with turquoise water just like you'd see in the Caribbean.\nOr if you have been going to check out the Old Baldy Mountain swing on repeat, we have another spot you need to discover. There is another secret swing where you fly through the air above the crashing waves.\nThe only challenge will be deciding which to do first. So it is time to text your friends and start planning as adventure awaits.\nCathedral Grove\nPrice: Free\nAddress: MacMillan Provincial Park, 452 Alberni Hwy., Nanaimo F, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You can follow an easy flat path through an ancient forest. Some of the trees here are over 800 years old.\n View this post on Instagram Beautiful pit stop on our drive to Tofino 🌲 A post shared by Kim Sparling (@kimstagram_88) on Jul 26, 2019 at 5:08pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nJoffre Lakes\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Duffey Lake Rd., Mount Currie, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: The 7.7-kilometre trail will take you past three lakes in different shades of blue. \n View this post on Instagram Counting down the days to visit this place again! 🦋 A post shared by Luana Torres (@pilotluana) on Apr 6, 2019 at 9:48am PDT\n\nWebsite\nStawamus Chief\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, 38049 3 Ave., Squamish, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: Skip the gym and invite you BFF to join you for this 11-kilometre hike instead. The roundtrip journey will take you roughly six hours but it worth it for the breathtaking vistas from the top.\n View this post on Instagram managed to not get any bug bites A post shared by Hanna Wu (@hannaa.wu) on Aug 17, 2019 at 11:02pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nBrandywine Falls\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, Whistler, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: For a quick and painless hike, this is a fantastic choice. It will only take you around 15 minutes to reach this magnificent 70-metre tall waterfall.\n View this post on Instagram what stupid bitch wears shorts in 3° weather?? smh A post shared by Kelly Etto (@kellyghetto) on Oct 22, 2019 at 12:36am PDT\n\nWebsite\nMystic Beach\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: For the ultimate way to soak in the sunshine you can head to gorgeous Mystic Beach. Here you can spend a peaceful afternoon swing next to the crashing surf.\n View this post on Instagram Can’t bottle this feeling • ☀️🌊 #summervibes A post shared by Caitlyn Nelson (@adventures_withcaitxo) on May 10, 2019 at 9:37pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nWild Pacific Trail\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Ucluelet, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've escaped to Australia as you follow the coastline and see dense forest and sandy beaches.\n View this post on Instagram The perfect combo of post surf hair & practical footwear A post shared by Marina Nichols (@marinanichols) on Aug 6, 2019 at 6:49pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nLighthouse Park\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 4902 Beacon Ln., West Vancouver, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: It is a quick hike close to Vancouver where you'll see plenty of birds and an Instagram-worthy lighthouse.\n View this post on Instagram “At the end of your life, what will you regret? The pain of regret far out weighs the pain of risk. So the next time you’re going through challenges remember this: A winner is just a loser who tried one more time. A year from now you wish you will have started today.” @jayshetty A post shared by valerie gabrielle | vancouver (@val.ry) on May 21, 2018 at 10:50pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nRainbow Falls\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Whistler, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: The spring is the perfect time to visit, as all the extra rain and melting snow means the falls will have gushing water that makes for a beautiful photo.\n View this post on Instagram Swipe to see me living my best life with my best buds 🌎🌲✨ A post shared by Kennedy Lukan (@kennedylukan) on Jul 29, 2019 at 1:35pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nParkhurst Ghost Town\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Parkhurst, Whistler, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: Here you can explore an abandoned ghost town. While here, you'll see the colourful graffiti on the remains of the eerie old settlement. \n View this post on Instagram That time we almost got lost in the woods trying to find an abandoned logging town A post shared by Jaclyn S. (@jaclynmws) on May 19, 2019 at 11:07pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nMyra Falls\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Myra Creek, Comox-Strathcona D, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You can enjoy a slice of paradise relaxing next to Myra Falls with your friends. \n View this post on Instagram Day trippin’ 🌞 A post shared by 𝙱𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚢🥀 (@brittrose_93) on Jul 1, 2019 at 2:12pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nDog Mountain\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 1700 Mt. Seymour Rd., North Vancouver, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll want to head here when it isn't cloudy, so you can take in the incredible lookout of Vancouver. The full trip will take you two hours to complete the 5-kilometre hike.\n View this post on Instagram sorry la, but the pnw stays winning #wetdogs A post shared by HARPER BRANDT🛵 (@harper_brandt) on Jul 25, 2019 at 1:07pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.