Nothing beats the view up here. If you are tired of visiting the same hiking paths on repeat, you need to climb to this secret spot next. The view from the top is so specular, and it is surprisingly easy to reach too. You need to try this 2.7-kilometre staircase trail to a stunning Vancouver lookout point.
One of the best picks is the scenic Velodrome Trail. The climb to the top is like a mini Grouse Grind but won't take nearly as long.
The few hundred stairs next to towering trees are the hardest part of the adventure. Feel free to go at your own pace; it isn't a race.
After that, the rest is a leisurely walk that continues onto the Pandora Trail.
At the hilltop summit, you'll arrive near the Playground of the Gods. The gorgeous totems celebrate Burnaby and its sister city Kushiro, Japan.
Make sure to look to the top of the pillars to spot the wooden animals.
Now it is time to take a break and enjoy the lookout.
The top section of the park is a fantastic spot to have a picnic, as you can enjoy seeing downtown Vancouver stretch out before you.
Before you return to the parking lot, there is still more to enjoy. You can visit the rose garden near Horizons Restaurant.
It is a romantic spot to walk under the arches covered in blooming buds. All the flowers here look straight out of an English castle garden; it is so picture perfect.
It is time to lace up your shoes and see this spot for yourself.
You can even surprise your BFF or s/o with a hike and picnic in the summer and it's way more memorable than ordering a pizza together yet again!
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Address: 800 Burnaby Mountain Pkwy., Burnaby, BC
Why You Need To Go: You need to find Vancouver's secret lookout point.
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