Canada offers so many hiking trails, you could spend a year in Canada and not even scratch the surface. I had a two week visit to Vancouver, Canada and made sure I penciled in a couple of day hikes and short walks. I was fortunate to be meeting up with a Vancouver local (Vancouverite?) and had the luxury of local knowledge and someone to show me the best areas close to Vancouver for hiking and walking. I was starting my travel photography course at the time and my focus was on taking nature images along with getting a dose of hiking and the outdoors.
We walked along the 28km Seawall (the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path) and through Stanley Park. Both walks are within Vancouver and are easily accessible. Both walks are a beautiful way to see Vancouver and it’s wonderful how close to nature you area, whilst still being in the city.
We took at a beautiful hike up Cypress Mountain, which is lovely to hike around in summer. In winter it’s also a great place to ski. It’s only 30 minutes from Vancouver, making it very accessible. The hike is uphill, not too challenging and you are rewarded with spectacular views over Howe Sound. Even on the overcast day we had, I was still in love with this view!
For those who love taking images of flowers, a walk around Queen Elizabeth Park will have you taking many images. You can easily make a day out of walking around the park and taking in the spectacular views and surrounds.