British Columbia is filled with an abundance of hidden gems and wonders - if you venture outside of Vancouver you'll find so many surreal spots you won't believe you're still in BC!\nThere is no better time to hit the road and explore now that the warm, long, summer days are among us. Be sure to add these hikes to your summer bucket list - they will show you a side of BC that you've never seen before!\nWhether you are into crisp, turquoise lakes, or beautiful, green forestry, this list will have something for you!\nWedgemount Lake // Whistler\n@dloupaembedded via\nConsidered one of the more difficult hikes in Garibaldi Provincial Park, it is absolutely worth it once you reach the breathtaking views at Wedgemount Lake. The amazing alpine scenery that you will witness when you complete the trek is unreal, and you will likely see snowcapped mountains regardless of the season!\nStatlu Lake // Fraser Valley\n@eppicstoriesembedded via\nThe summer months are the peak season to hike to Statlu Lake - and the views are certainly worth it. Like a scene straight out of a movie, the lake is relatively unknown and provides a serene spot to explore and relax at!\nCarmanah Valley // Vancouver Island\n@tomparkrembedded via\nThis spot is home to some of the world's largest spruce trees, some reaching heights in excess of 95 metres! The feeling of walking underneath these towering trees is absolutely surreal and awe-inspiring.\nCalvert Island Trails // Calvert Island\email@example.com via\nCalvert Island is only 32 kilometres long and 15 kilometres wide at its widest point, and there are various trails along the beach that lead to lookouts over the Pacific Ocean. The white sand beaches coupled with the blue waters will make you feel like you're in the tropics!\nPesuta Shipwreck Trail // Haida Gwaii\n@orinevaresembedded via\nThere is a 10km return hike to the shipwreck on East Beach, and it is relatively easy and can be done year-round. The Pesuta was a 264 foot long barge that was shipwrecked in a storm in 1928, and is now a popular and unique spot to visit!\nCrown Mountain // North Vancouver\n@freshairfreedomembedded via\nLocated in North Vancouver, the Crown Mountain hike is considered difficult but on a clear, sunny day, the views are absolutely worth it. It only opens during the summer months due to safety concerns, so this time of year is perfect to visit if you are seeking a challenge!\nCathedral Grove // Nanaimo\n@katrinawluiembedded via\nLocated in MacMillan Provincial Park, the Cathedral Grove possesses some of the most beautiful Douglas Fir trees, some more than 800 years old. You will be able to stroll through a network of trails under the shadow of these towering, majestic trees!\nSeton Lake Lookout // Lillooet\firstname.lastname@example.org via\nA short hike will lead you to a viewpoint of the beautiful Seton Lake near Lillooet, and is absolutely worth the stop. Along Highway 99 (Duffy Lake Road), you can start the trail that will lead you to the lookout!\nBerg Lake // Mount Robson\n@thismattexistsembedded via\nThe Berg Lake trail is a world-renowned hiking trail that takes hikers to some of the best scenery in British Columbia. The view of the glacier-fed lake is absolutely unforgettable, something you have to experience at least once in your life!\nMount Assiniboine // Great Divide\n@wonderbozzzembedded via\nLocated in the Great Divide on the BC and Alberta border, this spot is a magnificent place of shimmering lakes, glaciers, mountains, and alpine meadows. During the summer months when the sky is clear, the picturesque scenery is out of this world!\nOthello Tunnels // Hope\n@alana_halsallembedded via\nA series of old train tunnels and bridges over the Coquihalla River, this area is located just east of the town of Hope in British Columbia. Due to the uniqueness of the spot, it has been featured in several films over the years!\nChristie Falls // Ladysmith\n@wanderingmarleyembedded via\nYou may be thinking - there are so many waterfalls in British Columbia, and that is true. But this particular waterfall is relatively unknown and the hike is very pleasant, so it is the perfect spot to head to for some amazing views!