There is literally nothing better than hiking B.C. in the fall. Between the cool weather, changing leaves, and downtime from tourists, it is the perfect time of year to get out and explore through hiking. B.C. has some pretty epic hikes and if you’re looking to shake things up a bit, we suggest trying a boardwalk hike. We created a list of the 9 best boardwalk hikes in B.C. to get you started off on the right foot. 

Get out there and explore your own backyard. B.C. is literally gorgeous all year round but right now, it is exceptionally stunning. 

From the beautiful fall leaves to the mild and controlled weather, B.C. has it going on. 

These hikes are great and come in all difficulty levels. The boardwalk paths mean that rain or shine, you can go and enjoy the outdoors without stepping in mud. 

Not to mention the payoff from the walk is always beautiful. From intense and lush foliage to sandy open planes, there are some incredible boardwalk hikes around B.C. 

We did the hard work for you and came up with our top nine boardwalk hikes. Be sure to take your fur baby with you as some of these hikes are dog-friendly. 

Rainforest Trail 

Pacific Rim National Park, B.C. 

Why You Need To Go: This is a popular trail on Vancouver Island. While it looks gorgeous in photos, you should see it up close and personal. With just two kilometres of trial, you don’t have to dedicate your entire day to the hike.


Ancient Forest 

Prince George, B.C. 

Why You Need To Go: This must-do boardwalk is wild. The foliage in this area is literally thousands of years old. Between the massive trees and overgrown plants, the 450-meter boardwalk is like walking through a magical land. Plus, you may see a waterfall or two along the way.


Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail 

Mount Revelstoke National Park, B.C.

Why You Need To Go: This is a tiny boardwalk but it will leave a huge impact. The 0.3 km trail is lined with huge cedar trees that will make you feel like you’re in a jungle. 


Pacific Rim 

Vancouver Island, B.C. 

Why You Need To Go: The over two-kilometre trail will take you through a rainforest and straight to a stunning beach. This hike is perfect because you will literally get everything from intense foliage to sandy beaches. 


Combers Beach Trail 

Pacific Rim National Park, B.C. 

Why You Need To Go: This boardwalk will take you to a beach that is to die for. It is a steep trail so be prepared to put in some work. 


Desert Boardwalk Trail 

Osoyoos Desert Centre 

Why You Need To Go: The 1.5 km trail is right in the centre of the Okanagan which means that once you’re done the walk, you can hit up some wineries. This hike is definitely different than the others as it is more of a desert. But don’t let that fool you, it’s just as gorgeous. 


Hot Springs Boardwalk 

Tofino, B.C. 

Why You Need To Go: This is the perfect time of year to do this hike as it will take you to a hot spring. The only catch is that you will need to take a boat to reach this spot. But once you’re there, you’ll realize it was worth the trouble. 


Skunk Cabbage 

Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk Trail, BC

Why You Need To Go: This 1.3 km loop is located near Revelstoke. With rivers, lush foliage, and an easy walking terrain, you and your puppy can enjoy the scenery. 


Lynn Canyon Park 

Lynn Valley, Vancouver, B.C. 

Why You Need To Go: This hike has everything including suspension bridges, waterfalls, places to swim, and cliff jumping areas. Grab a couple of friends and make a day out of it. You won't regret it. 


Whether you hit up one or all nine of these boardwalks, you'll be glad you did. Just be sure to do it before winter finally arrives and we all have to resort to skiing


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