Best Day Hikes in Vancouver

6 of the best easily accessible day hikes in Vancouver.

Ben Direen

2/26/20241 min read

Vancouver is world-renowned destination for its dramatic mountain scenery and lush temperate coastal rainforests. The region boasts virtually unlimited recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including dozens of iconic day hikes within just a short 30 minute drive of our bustling downtown core.

Detailed below are a number of our favourite and relatively easily accessible hikes near Vancouver. Our Vancouver Hiking Highlights Day Tour includes a number of these standout hikes as well as an experienced driver/guide and dedicated transport in order to maximize your time in Vancouver.

  1. Grouse Grind: A challenging ascent up Grouse Mountain, offering stunning views of the city and surrounding landscapes.

  2. Quarry Rock: A moderate hike in Deep Cove, known for its picturesque views of Indian Arm and the surrounding mountains.

  3. Lynn Canyon Loop: Explore the lush rainforest of Lynn Canyon Park while crossing the iconic suspension bridge and discovering hidden waterfalls.

  4. Lighthouse Park Loop: Enjoy scenic ocean views and rugged coastline trails leading to the historic Point Atkinson Lighthouse in West Vancouver.

  5. Dog Mountain: A family-friendly hike on Mount Seymour, offering beautiful vistas of Vancouver and the surrounding mountains, especially stunning during sunset.

  6. St. Mark's Summit: Located in Cypress Provincial Park, this moderate hike rewards hikers with breathtaking panoramic views of Howe Sound and the Gulf Islands

Whether you seek a challenging ascent or a leisurely stroll surrounded by nature's beauty, these hikes near Vancouver cater to all skill levels and preferences, promising memorable outdoor adventures.