There are many hikes to do during the summer in the Lower Mainland, but there are a few winter hikes near Vancouver that are great all year round.
What's more, these hikes offer scenic views of the region that include everything from wildlife to waterfalls to sprawling viewpoints.
Have a look at some of the best year-round options in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
Burnaby Mountain’s viewpoint offers scenic views of the Burrard Inlet, downtown Vancouver and the Indian arm. What’s more, there are a number of lovey trails to hike through on the mountain, which makes it an ideal place to get some exercise as well as soak in a marvellous panorama. In addition, residents of the Lower Mainland may access the locale from a number of buses.
Norvan Falls is located in North Vancouver and can be completed at almost anytime of the year. With that being said, it is an intermediate hike because it is quite long, but there are a number of flat stretches. And, of course, there is a beautiful waterfall located on the trail.
Located within Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, and on the north side of Pitt Lake, Widgeon Falls offers a breathtaking day hike. The forest is full of Cedar, Fir, and Maple trees and ducks, herons, deer, and bears may be spotted along the shorelines. With this in mind, hikers must bring their own canoes with them during the winter. The company that rents canoes out does not do so during the colder months. Further, if you do bring your own, ensure that you know proper safety protocol and go with a group - the waters are extremely cold in the winter.
The Seven Sisters Trail
Located in Chilliwack, the Seven Sisters Trail offers an easy journey through the Cultus Lake Area. While there were originally seven enormous trees in the area, only three are left standing today. Nevertheless, the sheer height of the three trees is an impressive sight to behold. It only takes about an hour to complete the hike, and it is available all year.
Campbell Valley Park
This hike is located in Campbell Valley Regional Valley and includes a network of trails. Since it is situated near farmland, hikers often share trail with horseback riders. It is also an extremely easy hike, and ideal for birdwatching and picnicking.