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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2185 Ocean Terrace Rd
Ucluelet, British Columbia
The 3 units of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve; Long Beach, the West Coast Trail & Broken Group Islands protect the near shore waters & coastal forest of Vancouver Island's West Coast. The traditional territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations encompass this park reserve. Each unit of the park offers a unique experience. Long Beach is famous for its long sandy beaches & rainforest trails. The Broken Group Islands are an archipelago of more than a hundred islands & islets in Barkley Sound. The West Coast Trail is a challenging 75 km historic hiking route along sandstone cliffs, waterfalls & beaches. Please check our website for pricing information.
Located just minutes from internationally acclaimed Sun Peaks Resort, Paddle Surfit is Canada's first internationally accredited Stand Up Paddleboard School with new water front Pro Shop! We offer lessons, rentals and tours for all abilities and ages.
Group retreats, parties and kids camps. Our professionally certified instructors ensure you will experience the thrill of "walking on water" the very first time out!
Explore the spectacular and tranquil crystal clear bays of Heffley Lake, or take away one of our inflatable rental boards.
We offer an unprecedented selection of boards, paddles and accessories from industry leading brands. Try out the board of your dreams before you buy, just a fews steps to the water. Our knowledgeable, experienced staff will ensure you purchase the right board.
Panorama Mountain Village, British Columbia
Imagine a place... where families discover a life outdoors, where adventure seekers test their limits, where you're at home in the mountains. You've arrived at Panorama Mountain Village & the name says it all. After settling in, your kids discover their playground with new friends at Adventure Camp. You take a leisurely stroll along the Valley Trail enjoying a cooling breeze & the spectacular view of 1000 Peaks. Summer activities at Panorama include mountain biking, hiking & walking, horseback riding, spa treatments, the Village Gondola, golf at Greywolf Golf course & relaxing in an array of world-class accommodation to suit your needs.
17 Kms From Boston Bar On Nahatlatch River Rd
Boston Bar, British Columbia
REO is an adventure-style resort that overlooks the jade green Nahatlatch River, just 2.5 hrs drive from Vancouver. The resort offers wilderness seclusion in a spectacular setting on the edge of a canyon, surrounded by mountains of pine. REO offers all-inclusive, multi-sport vacations featuring whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock-rappelling, fishing, guided nature hikes & spa treatments. Trips include professional guides & delicious meals. For overnight stays, camp in your own tent or upgrade to a river's edge cabin tent. For unforgettable whitewater rafting trips & family adventure vacations near Vancouver, Whistler, Seattle & Vancouver Island, paddle with us on the Nahatlatch, Thompson, Stein & Fraser Rivers.
2950 Camozzi Rd
Revelstoke, British Columbia
Enjoy the incomparable views of the majestic Columbia River & the towering Monashee mountains this summer at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. After a seven minute gondola ride, you will arrive at the Mid-Mountain Lodge and its breathtaking views. Here you can enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast in the stunning post-and-beam lodge or outside on the massive deck. We look forward to welcoming you with our summer season operations and the Revelation Gondola!
Located mins from Mt Robson Provincial Park, we offer year-round spectacular sightseeing tours. World famous Berg Lake, a UNESCO world heritage site, is just a short flight away, offering day hikers & campers alike, the opportunity to fly into Robson Pass & hike out at their own pace. Heli-hiking tours are also available. A certified guide will hike with you in the glorious high country, enjoy a gourmet lunch before your helicopter whisks you back to reality. Winter brings exhilaration & fun in the form of heli-skiing & heli-snowshoeing. The best heli-ski prices in the industry, the leader in boutique heli-skiing. We guarantee it!
520 4th St
Courtenay, British Columbia
Fully catered guided sea kayaking & whale watching tours in British Columbia's Johnstone Strait (home to Robson Bight - the world's only orca preserve) & God's Pocket Provincial Park, northern Vancouver Island, since 1996. Our paddling tours in heart of whale territory allow you to maximize chances of seeing orcas & whales & explore the turquoise waters of several islands. Novice kayakers welcome - no prior experience is necessary. We use top of the line Seaward kayaks, whip up memorable gourmet food & provide all gear & kayak instruction needed.
401-37989 Cleveland Ave
Squamish, British Columbia
The Sea to Sky Gondola experience, now open, weaves together the very essence of coastal BC-mountains, oceans, rivers, forests, culture & year round recreation.
The 8-minute gondola ride to over 885 metres above sea level will provide sweeping views of Howe Sound, the forest & surrounding mountains. Once at the top, many adventures await. Guests will have access to a wide array of outdoor experiences including two interpretive loop trails with cantilevered viewing platforms, a spectacular suspension bridge, access trails to backcountry routes & much more.
In addition to the outdoor experiences, the lodge at the top will provide an opportunity for cultural exhibits, events, dining or a chance for friends to share a beer after a day of adventure in nature.
Selkirk Mountain Experience is one of the world's finest hiking, ski touring & mountaineering companies. Selkirk Mountain Experience offers a wide variety of programs to cater to alpine adventurers around the world. The superb skiing on the pristine glaciers & countless alpine peaks surrounding the Durrand Glacier, in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, are highly popular with skiers & snowboarders. In the summer, over 100 varieties of wildflowers, crystal clear mountain lakes, huge waterfalls & snow-capped peaks attract hikers & climbers. The chalet offers all the amenities for a comfortable stay for up to 18 people. Each day the chalet chef prepares delicious meals.
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.