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Guide: 5 great summer hiking spots in and around Vancouver

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Ok, Vancouver summer is just around the corner and we are ready to get out and about. And of course, you know that means hiking! So if you’re also looking to get back on the trails you’re going to want to keep reading. Because we’re here to give you some of the best hiking in and around Vancouver.

St. Marks Summit

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If you want a serious view, St. Marks is guaranteed to deliver. On clear days that is, so if the sun is shining we recommend getting up early to do this hike. Because at the top you’ll get to sit above the clouds and watch the world go by.

When: July-October
Distance: 11 km round-trip
Difficulty: Moderate

The Lions

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2020 has been a difficult year so you might as well challenge yourself with this difficult hike. Plus you can back up your Tinder profile bio of loving hiking. But if you do go, make sure to go early and be prepared for the outdoors.

When: July-October
Distance: 16 km round-trip
Difficulty: Difficult

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Nairn Falls

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Want to spend some time near some water? Well, Nairn Falls is a fun and easy hike that will lead you to some beautiful PNW waterfalls. And what’s better than that? Not much in our books… But anyway, you should definitely check this one out.

When: Year-round
Distance: 3 km
Difficulty: Easy

Belcarra Regional Park

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And if you’re unable to leave the city or just don’t want to travel that far, Belcarra is another great option. It has forested trails and quite a few beaches to relax and swim at. So if you’re looking for a relaxing day in nature check out Belcarra.

When: Year-round
Distance: 26 km of trails
Difficulty: Easy

Big Cedar and Kennedy Falls Trail


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This hike is pretty unique because you get to see a waterfall but also because you get to see a 600-year-old tree. And when was the last time you saw one of those? Probably not very recently. So if you want a moderate hike with some cool sights, be sure to check this one out.

When: year-round
Distance: 10 km round-trip
Difficulty: Moderate

Okay folks we hope you enjoy this little guide on some of the best hiking in and around Vancouver. And we hope that you get out there and enjoy the trails this summer. But remember to be safe and be prepared, now go have some fun!

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