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Published on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by

There are plenty of fantastic, easy and kid-friendly hiking trails in British Columbia. Before you head out make sure follow a few hiking safety tips: Always plan out your trip and provide the route to a friend or family member who won’t be hiking with you, take amble water supply for your group and remember your cellphone may not work in remote areas.



Quarry Rock, Deep Cove
Off the shores of scenic Deep Cove in North Vancouver is a hiking trail which is also part of the section of the Baden Powell Trail, offering scenic views of Indian Arm and the mountains around Belcarra. It’s shaded from the sun and provides a mix of hills and flat terrain.
Hike Time: Approx 2 hrs
Pets: on Leash
Amenities: There are washroom facilities near the beach area at Deep Cove

Rice Lake
This calm, quiet lake located on the edge of the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver. Just a short walk takes you around this lake that is full of wildlife and large trees.
Hike Time: 1 hour
Pets: No
Amenities: Washrooms are located near the parking area just beyond the ranger checkpoint

Capilano Canyon
One of the Vancouver area’s four canyons and offers splendid views of rushing water over rock nestled in a rainforest surrounding. From the parking lot, make your way towards the dam, taking in the view of Grouse Mountain off in the distance.
Hike Time: 1 hour
Pets: Yes on leash
Amenities: Washrooms are located on the North Vancouver side of Cleveland Dam and at the salmon hatchery.

Buntzen Lake Trail
Located in a beautiful recreation area just north of Port Moody. The surrounding area is full of forests, nice beach areas, and many trails for hiking which loops around the lake. Cross the floating bridge observing the beautiful scenery on either side. Parts of the trail are shaded from the sun and provide a mix of hills and flat terrain with alternative routes if little feet can’t manage steep terrain.
Hike Time: 1 hour
Pets: Yes on leash
Amenities: Several washroom facilities and outhouses around the lake

Kanaka Creek Cliff Falls
Located in Maple Ridge is an easy set of hiking trails, from the picnic area near the waterfalls. The Falls provide a great location for families to spend a day during the summer. Take the kids to the Bell-Irving Hatchery open 12-months of the year.
Hike Time: 1.5 hours
Pets: Yes on leash
Amenities:  Washrooms are located in the picnic area

Serpentine Fen Trail
Located in Surrey offers a scenic walk through a nature reserve with three wooden towers with great views of the area. The nature reserve is popular with bird watchers as more than 100 different species frequent the area depending on the time of year. The best place to start this loop is from a gravel parking area on the side of King George Blvd, just north of 44th Avenue.
Hike Time: 1.5 hours
Pets: Yes on leash
Amenities: No washroom facilities


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