6 hikes you can get to by public transit in Vancouver


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6 Hikes You Can Get To by Transit

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The beauty of hiking in and around Vancouver is that many of the trails (ranging from easy to difficult) are accessible through public transit. Visit each items web link for transit instructions.

  • Pacific Spirit Regional Park – Easy

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    Whether you’re taking the main trail at Pacific Spirit Regional Park or branching out into the network of trails, you will only be greeted by lush greenery and peaceful surroundings.

  • Norvan Falls – Intermediate

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    Although the Norvan Falls trail features minimal elevation, it is definitely on the longer side, coming in at 14 km (round-trip), with the promise of waterfall views making the trip worth it.

  • Velodrome Trail – Intermediate

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    The Velodrome Trail may be short, but it also climbs up the steepest side of Burnaby Mountain. The trail features more than 500 flights of stairs in just 1.5 km (straight ascent).

  • Baden Powell Trail – Intermediate

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    The Baden Powell trail will take you by the iconic Quarry Rock, where the entirety of the Deep Cove and Indian Arm area can be viewed in all of its glory. Expect roughly 420 metres of elevation.

  • Lynn Peak – Difficult

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    With an approximate 720 meters of elevation gain from the trail-head to the peak, the Lynn Peak trail is definitely no joke. In fact, many avid hikers refer to it as the less crowded Grouse Grind.

  • Crown Mountain – Difficult

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    The Crown Mountain trail is located behind Grouse Mountain, and features a variety of incline levels along the way. Hikers that make it to the top will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Lions.

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