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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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.
6775 Tatlayoko Rd
Tatlayoko Lake, British Columbia
If you are looking for a quiet, comfortable stay in the Tatlayoko Valley, come and stay in one of our 3 hand crafted, modern log cabins. Equipped with power and full bathrooms, these cabins are situated on the property for privacy and comfort. Each cabin can sleep up to 6. Meals are provided at the main lodge.
Horseback trail rides are available at Skinner Creek Guest Ranch. Trail rides can be 1 to 6 hours long, depending on what the guests would like.
There are many great fishing lakes in the area such as Cochin Lake, Tatlayoko Lake and Fish Lakes. Fishing is self guided. There are many great trails to hike, for all levels in the area. Hiking can be guided or self guided.
1950 Government St
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria's complete sports rental centre, featuring quality equipment for all ages. Bicycles, surfboards & wetsuits, paddleboards, canoes, roof racks, camping gear, hiking gear, mountaineering gear, golf clubs & 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.
207B - 4368 Main St
Whistler, British Columbia
Squamish Alpine Guides offers hiking, back country, rock climbing & mountaineering adventures in the Squamish and Coastal Mountain areas. Day & half-day options suitable for beginners to advanced!
New this year - Join us for one of our Sea to Sky Gondola Adventures. This swift & spectacular gondola ride provides easy access to amazing terrain & 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.
I am a professionally licensed private tour guide & limousine service operating out of Victoria. I offer luxury transportation in a 7 passenger SUV for sightseeing tours in & around Victoria, Vancouver Island, Vancouver & all of British Columbia.
All sightseeing tours may customized to your requests!
I specialize in guided hikes & kayaking in Victoria and the surrounding area.
I rent kayaks & paddle boards as well. We deliver them to you at local beaches & lakes within the vicinity of the city of Victoria.
I offer Victoria airport & BC ferries service for reasonable rates.
Free pick up any where in Victoria hotels, cruise ships & downtown ferries or sea planes. Arrangements can be made to to pick up in Vancouver or 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 tours range from 3.5 to 8 hours in length, with longer tours offering the opportunity to go ashore and indulge in our fresh, delicious, home made, locally sourced lunches. As well, we offer 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 an increase in whales, stunning vistas, warm waters for swimming and the best sunsets on the coast, you'll never want to leave.
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"!