9 Perfect Fall Hikes You Must Do In BC
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We hate to admit it as much as you do, but fall is right around the corner. The nice thing about fall in B.C. is that it finally cools down enough to do all those hikes you’ve been meaning to go on. From wicked aerial views to being fully submerged in the forest, we dug around and found the nine best.
B.C. is known for having some of the best outdoors views in Canada. The diverse landscape is seriously epic and will make you feel like you're in a different country. Thankfully, no expensive plane ticket is required.
It’s time to get on your hiking shoes and start exploring. Whether you were born and raised in B.C. or are just visiting, the great outdoors are something to marvel at. The best way to enjoy the views is to hike around the province to see it IRL.
All over our province, you can find awesome adventures for all levels of hikers. Just be sure to charge your phone because the views at all nine of these locations are seriously stunning and you'll want to document it.
Whether you are an experienced hiker or new to the game, we have a trail that is perfect for you. Here are nine hikes that are perfect for this fall in B.C.:
Sunshine Coast Trail
Length: 180 km
Address: Powell River, BC
Why You Need To Go: There's over 100 km of trails so the landscape has literally everything. The trail moves from easy to difficult so don't worry about finding a path perfect for you. From coastal shorelines to mountaintop views, you will see some super incredible things here. We suggest doing a multi-day hike here because there is just so much to take in.
Length: 4 km
Address: Knox Mountain, Kelowna, BC
Why You Need To Go: Take an easy stroll down the side of Knox Mountain in Kelowna and into Paul's Tomb. Here you will explore the mountainside and see why everyone loves the city.
Length: 6 km
Address: 4902 Beacon Ln, West Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: There are tons of trails to explore here. While walking, you will encounter some of the largest Douglas Fir trees in Vancouver. As the name predicts, you will encounter a gorgeous lighthouse. From there, walk another 15 minutes east. There is a beach to sit at and at low tide, it's the perfect place for a break.
Length: 3 km
Address: Slim Creek Provincial Park, Fraser-Fort George F, BC
Why You Need To Go: It's going to be difficult to find another ecosystem that houses 2,000-year-old trees. This loop will take about an hour and it's totally worth it. Here, you will be completely submerged in some of the biggest trees ever. Make sure you keep an eye out for the waterfall.
Length: 11 km
Address: Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, 38049 3 Ave, Squamish, BC
Why You Need To Go: This is one of the region's most iconic hikes. You can visit three different peaks. The climb can be difficult at times but it's all worth it when you reach the top.
Length: 15 km
Address: Lions Bay, West Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This one is for all you experienced climbers. This climb will require some serious strength and determination but it is worth it. Make sure you bring proper gear.
Cape Scott Trail
Length: 24 km
Address: Cape Scott Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, BC
Why You Need To Go: We suggest doing this hike over two days. Near Port Hardy, this rugged and gorgeous trail is the perfect place to overnight hike. The weather is always changing so dress in layers and prepare for mud. Between the beaches and lush forestry, you'll be glad you did it.
Mineral Licks Trail
Length: 1.3 km
Address: Muncho Lake Provincial Park, Northern Rockies, BC
Why You Need To Go: This short and sweet hike has some iconic views of Trout River. Be sure to stay quiet on the trail, there are usually sheep around.
East Beach Trail
Length: 90 km
Address: 1Y0, Queen Charlottes Hwy, Tlell, BC
Why You Need To Go: If you have the opportunity to take four days off, this hike is for you. Here you will explore the eastern shoreline of Graham Island. This beach hike is a lot different than what you might be used to so we suggest bringing waterproof shoes.