This Hike 30 Minutes From Vancouver Is Perfect In The Winter & You Can See The Entire City

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This Hike 30 Minutes From Vancouver Is Perfect In The Winter & You Can See The Entire City

I am always on the hunt for the best hikes in B.C., preferably not too far from my home in Vancouver.

In my opinion, a good hike should have either a pretty easy route or a view that's worth a brutal workout — Dog Mountain is both.

It's only around a 30-minute drive from Vancouver, and the trailhead is at Mount Seymour.

So already, you get an amazing view of the rocky mountains with snow-covered peaks, just in the parking lot.

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Once you park, you follow the signs to the Dog Mountain trail, walking along a pretty well-defined path up to the top.

The incline isn't too steep, so it's a relaxing hike deep in nature.

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There are a few slippery areas, so make sure you have the proper footwear. I might have tripped once or twice (or three times).

It took our group about 30 minutes to reach the top, and we are regular hikers. It wasn't strenuous though, and during the fall months, it's extra beautiful with a fresh layer of snow that you won't see at the bottom.

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When you reach the top on a clear day you can see the entire city of Vancouver, mountains in the distance, and the bright blue ocean below.

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You also are so high that you can see clouds floating around you.

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There is a big area at the top, so you can walk around, finding where the best viewpoint is.

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It's stunning on every side, and we were lucky enough to go on one of the few not-rainy days Vancouver has in the fall.

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It's the perfect spot to have a snack and hydrate before heading back.

It's an out-and-back trail so you simply follow the same path as you did on the way up.

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You end right back at Mount Seymour, so can even hit the slopes for a run if you have the energy and the hill is open!

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