Floe Lake, Kootenay National Park (David Gluns photo)
There are hundreds of hiking trails in British Columbia, and they are located in spectacular natural settings.
After all, BC has more than 850 parks and protected areas along with year-round resorts. Every type of excursion is available, from short walks on well-marked nature trails to thigh-burning multi-day wilderness backpacking trips.
The best-known trail in British Columbia is the internationally acclaimed West Coast Trail on southern Vancouver Island. Hikers come from all over the world for this challenging 75km/47mi coastal route, known for both its beauty and physically demanding nature.
Soft sandy beaches, rainforests, and the sound of the Pacific Ocean await hikers along the Vancouver Island coast. Tide pools burst with marine life at Botanical Beach along the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, while the remote broad sandy beaches of Northern BC's Naikoon Provincial Park stretch for approximately 100km/60mi. The Sunshine Coast Trail provides hikers with ocean views and the cool environment of old-growth forest.
See vivid red, yellow, orange-tinted volcanic mountains from the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast's aptly-named Rainbow Range trail. Towering grey cliff walls are found along the Rockwall Trail (in Kootenay National Park), and craggy pointed peaks dusted with snow greet visitors to Mount Robson's Berg Lake Trail.
The cities of Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler have quick access to quiet forests and great hiking and walking trails. Try the easy Galloping Goose Trail from Victoria, the myriad trails in Cypress Provincial Park near Vancouver, or the scenic Lost Lake Trail in Whistler.
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123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain Resort, British Columbia
Silver Star is exploding with activities and fun things to do throughout the summer. We are one of BC's best mountain bike parks with bike runs for everyone. Trail difficulties range from green to double black.
The Resort also offers spectacular hiking, scenic SkyChair rides, Disc Golf, wildflower, camping, nature and history tours, as well as a wine festival. For those looking for a unique and beautiful destination wedding, Silver Star has it all; including a gorgeous outdoor cedar gazebo with a stunning back drop of the Monashee Mountain range, perfect for your ceremony.
Siwash Lake Ranch Rd
70 Mile House, British Columbia
Surrounded by wide open skies, rolling grasslands and forests bejeweled with lakes, Siwash Lake Ranch is a private hideaway in BC's Cariboo.
Authentic accommodations pair luxury amidst nature in lavish, safari-inspired "Glamping" tents and ranch house suites, while farm-fresh, 5-star dining highlights organic food grown on the ranch and foraged from the wilds nearby.
Guests explore BC's rugged heartland on horseback as part of the Siwash signature equine experience, which focuses on the magical bond between horses and humans for beginners and experts alike.
Beyond riding, Siwash offers fly fishing, frontier games (shooting; hatchet throwing; archery), wilderness survival, hiking, biking, and helicopter adventures. Those seeking gentle wilderness pursuits kayak on shimmering Siwash Lake, perform outdoor yoga, tour ranch gardens, or luxuriate at a forest spa.
1950 Government St
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria's total sports centre, featuring quality equipment for all ages. Bicycles, surfboards and wetsuits, paddle boards, canoes, roof racks, camping gear, hiking gear, mountaineering gear, golf clubs and tennis racquets. All products are serviced before each rental. Seasonal used equipment sales, plus new skis, bicycles, backpacks, wetsuits, surfboards and more for sale at discounted prices. With 25 years in business, we can set you up with most items required to enjoy the fabulous adventure areas that coastal Vancouver Island has to offer. Contact one of our enthusiastic staff today for help starting your next adventure.
1280 Alpine Rd
Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia
Our year-round community has evolved into a regional summer hub for weekly festivals & events from July to September. Stroll through the village, listen to live concerts, explore the shops & restaurants, or choose an outdoor activity. Lift-accessed hiking trails provide easy access to some of the most stunning alpine wildflowers in the region.
There's the 18-hole Sun Peaks Golf Course, downhill mountain bike park, cross country bike trails, canoe and kayak rentals, horseback riding, geo-caching, stand-up paddle boarding, outdoor pool, tennis courts & more. The weekly Sunday Farmers' market features local food vendors & artisans. With 7 hotels in the village core, an international hostel & hundreds of town home & chalet rentals, you'll want to stay for a few days just to take it all in.
We are a professionally licensed private tour guide & limousine service offering luxury transportation in a 7 passenger SUV for sightseeing tours in & around Victoria, Vancouver Island, Vancouver & all of British Columbia. All sightseeing tours may be customized to your requests!
We specialize in guided hikes and kayaking in Victoria and the surrounding area.
Kayaks & paddle board rentals available, delivered to you at local beaches and lakes within the vicinity of Victoria.
Victoria airport & BC ferries service available for reasonable rates with pick up from your Victoria hotel, cruise ship, downtown ferry or sea plane terminal. Arrangements can also be made for pick ups in Vancouver and Calgary, AB.
1451B Hwy 101
Lund, British Columbia
Terracentric Coastal Adventures offers dynamic tours by boat and sea kayak to some of the most beautiful, scenic marine parks in the world: Desolation Sound, Copeland Islands and Mitlenatch Island Nature Reserve. Our day tours range from 3.5 to 8 hours, with full day tours offering the opportunity to go ashore, enjoying our delicious, home made, locally sourced lunches. Multi-day tours run from 2 to 5 days in length.
On foot, Terracentric offers hiking tours through luscious green forests along the Sunshine Coast Trail.
With local, professional guides/naturalists, you will learn of fascinating human and natural history from ancient First Nations to modern day newcomers. With diverse marine life, including increased whale sightings, stunning vistas and warm waters for swimming, you'll never want to leave.
320 Main St
Tofino, British Columbia
Tofino's original kayaking company, our Kayak Centre has been providing daily sea kayaking tours and rentals, since 1988. Join us on one of our daily paddling tours & explore the breathtaking beauty of Clayoquot Sound. No experience necessary as all tours begin with an introductory lesson and are lead by our highly experienced & knowledgeable guides.
Our waterfront deck is a favorite spot to enjoy an espresso and locally made goodies. Pick up books & supplies for the west coast lifestyle.
ToursByLocals connects travellers with the best local guides in 126 countries worldwide. In British Columbia, Canada you can find and book a private tour with a local guide in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, and Nanaimo.
Our guides are enthusiastic, experienced locals who are passionate about showing off the best of their BC region to visitors.
From city walks to culinary tours to hiking adventures, every ToursByLocals experience is fully customizable to your unique travel interests.
Benefit from a local's knowledge and access BC's most popular destinations, along with special, out of the way spots - the ones that have never seen a bus tour.
7001 Corbould Rd
Bella Coola, British Columbia
Our Grizzly Bear Tours have been included in the Canadian Tourism Commission's "Signature Experiences Collection"! Tours run August to October when the rivers are teeming with salmon, drawing Grizzlies hoping to fatten up for the winter. At this time Grizzlies are intent on fishing and are more tolerant of other bears and people, therefore much easier to observe.
Accompanied by an experienced guide, our non-motorized drift trips are the perfect way to see the bears and wildlife of Bella Coola.
- Small groups!
- Leave Vancouver in the morning and be bear viewing in the afternoon!
- Superior accommodation
- Founding member of The Magnificent 7 Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada
- TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence & Traveller's Choice Award: "Top Small Hotels of Canada"!
1 Tyaughton Lake Rd
Gold Bridge, British Columbia
Get into the Wild! Experience the beauty of British Columbia's South Chilcotin Mountains with us.
Based at Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa on the shores of Tyaughton Lake, Tyax Adventures offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, float plane charters, sightseeing & backcountry accommodations. Discover crystal clear alpine lakes teaming with fish, backcountry trails through thick carpets of wildflowers & stunning mountains vistas.
Come & visit us - let us be your guide to this treasured region. Our local knowledge, dedicated staff & personalized service will ensure you experience a hassle-free vacation that you will remember for a lifetime.