The snow is melting (sort of) and hiking season is pretty much upon us! It's time to ditch those snowshoes for hiking boots and get ready because some of your favourite trails are open for the season.

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Some BC favourites like Joffre and the Grouse Grind may not be ready yet, but others like The Chief and Quarry Rock are! Spring is coming and we can't wait to get on the hiking grind again.

Please note: Be super careful of potentially icy and snowy trails and conditions. Be cautious, do your research and prepare properly before embarking on your BC spring hiking adventure. Be nice to the environment, clean up after yourselves and try to stay on designated trails for safety.

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Mount Gardner // Bowen Island

Difficulty: Intermediate

Distance: 17 km

Time: 5 – 7 hours

Elevation Gain: 719 metres

Season: Year-round


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Buntzen Lake // Port Moody

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 8 km

Time: 1 – 3 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Season: Year-round


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Mount Galiano // Galiano Island

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 6 km

Time: 2 – 3 hours

Elevation Gain: around 300 metres


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The Chief // Squamish

Distance: 3 km – 11 km depending on which peak

Time: 1.5 – 5 hours depending on which peak

Elevation Gain: 600 metres

Season: March – November


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Sasamat Lake // Port Moody

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 8 km

Time: 1 – 3 hours

Elevation Gain: 100 meters

Season: Year-round


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Quarry Rock // North Vancouver

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 3.8 km

Time: 0.5 – 1.5 hours

Elevation Gain: 100 meters

Season: Year-round


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Lighthouse Park // West Vancouver

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: up to 6 km

Time: 0.5 – 1.5 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Season: Year-round


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Norvan Falls

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 14 km

Time: 3.5 – 5 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Season: Year-round


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Goldstream Provincial Park // Victoria

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 3 km

Time: 1 - 2 hours

Elevation Gain: 170 meters

Season: Year-round

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