Want to try a hike this season but you don't want to spill your coffee while you act like you're outdoorsy? These easy hikes near Vancouver will have you out and about in that lovely weather in no time. It doesn't matter your fitness, because we chose these adventures to be as easy as they are mind-blowing.
If you're anything like me, you're probably tired of week-long treks through freezing rain and clinging mud, just to catch a glimpse of a beach or summit before heading home.
With these walks, you can skip the slog and cut straight to B.C.'s breathtaking beauty. You won't even need to book time off work. In fact, there's almost nothing more refreshing when you're staring down burnout and stress than a quick stroll through the woods.
Plus, some of these trails are so close to the city you won't even need a car for some.
Not everyone has a vehicle these days, especially with the transit here being so dependable.
Bring some friends and make a weekend out of it. Or you can take the S/O out on a day trip and do a hike that's so simple you can even finish your latte while you walk.
Address: Whistler, BC
Why You Need To Go: This 30-minute walk near Whistler is straight out of a fairy tale, ending on a stunning waterfall (that, sadly, is made of water and neither brandy nor wine.)
Address: Deep Cove, North Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Summit this impressive-looking but easy-walking outcropping of rock in just 90 minutes.
Address: West Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Everyone's favourite classic Vancouver walk in the woods checking out Lighthouse Park. The Douglas firs here are gorgeous, and it ends with a stunning sight of the lighthouse.
Pacific Spirit Park
Address: Pacific Spirit Park, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Right next to UBC, this massive park has tons of trails and paths to explore.
Address: Burrard Inlet, North Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This conservation area in North Van is home to hundreds of different birds and animals and it's a bit of a hidden gem.
Address: Anmore, BC
Why You Need To Go: Not far from Vancouver but a world away, this quiet corner of B.C. has a 10-kilometre loop trail to explore easy enough to not disturb your morning coffee.
Address: Belcarra Regional Park, Port Moody, BC
Why You Need To Go: This beautiful lake is a bit longer than the rest here at roughly eight kilometres. If you've got the time, it's absolutely worth exploring.
Address: Garibaldi Provincial Park, Whistler, BC
Why You Need To Go: A quick 45-minute stroll near Whistler will bring you around this gorgeous lake. The air here is wonderful.
Address: Nairn Falls Provincial Park, Whistler, BC
Why You Need To Go: The 60 metre-high falls can be discovered just a one-and-a-half kilometre stroll from Whistler.