The weather may be cooling down in Metro Vancouver, but fall hikes are the perfect way to soak in the beautiful colours of fall foliage.
Check out some of the most beautiful hikes to take during the fall in B.C.
Fall Hikes near Vancouver
There isn’t really ever a bad time for this incredibly beautiful spot. Not only does it have a beautiful lighthouse, but it offers beautiful rocky shores to walk along, as well as deep, lush woods. Best of all – this unique gem is a short drive from downtown Vancouver.
While Joffre Lakes is profoundly beautiful at any time of year, it is breathtaking during the fall season. What’s more, less people visit it than during the summer months, but the conditions are markedly better than during the winter. Of course, it takes a while to reach from Vancouver, the scenic views are worth the drive. You can opt to turn back after the first lake to make the hike easier, or venture onwards to the final ones if you feel like more of a workout.
Located within Metro Vancouver, Burnaby Mountain offers a variety of hiking options. If you are already on the mountain you may opt to stroll around the campus and then gaze out from its epic lookout point. Alternatively, you might want to start on one of the beautiful trails, which will provide a longer workout.
If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Whistler, you might want to visit this insanely beautiful spot. While its only about a half hour hike, its the perfect excursion between Squamish and Whistler. The falls drop roughly 70m down into the surrounding cavern. What’s more, they feature beautiful, ancient rockslides that have crumbled from the walls over hundreds of years.
Lions Bay Loop
Lions Bay Loop offers a beautiful year-round escape in the Howe Sound. You’ll start from the General Store and Cafe and then may follow several hiking trails, passing Crystal Falls and various breathtaking viewpoints of Howe Sound.
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The Minnekhada Regional Park is located in northeast Coquitlam and is over 200 hectares in size. As such, there is ample room to discover its myriad wildlife, which includes Wood Ducks, beavers, and other wildlife. It is also home to a marsh, and has a lovely picnic area.