Canada Day Mountain climbing Suggestions | Vancouver Trails

Heat climate seems to be within the forecast for the Canada Day lengthy weekend, which suggests keen hikers shall be excited to hit the paths. Nevertheless, there’s nonetheless snow on lots of the mountains at increased elevations, notably up within the Whistler space and a number of the North Shore Backcountry trails in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.

Should you haven’t made plans for this lengthy weekend, listed below are some concepts for getting out onto the paths.


There are many trails to hike and discover within the Squamish space, a number of of that are snow-free this time of 12 months. Spend time climbing up the Sea To Summit Path earlier than taking the Sea To Sky Gondola again down.

The Chief has no snow on it however it will likely be busy this weekend, so maybe heading out into the Squamish Valley to discover Excessive Falls Creek. Or take it simple and stroll the 4 Lakes Path earlier than taking a dip in Alice Lake.

Day Journey To Bowen Island

A day-trip to Bowen Island from Horseshoe Bay is a enjoyable journey as you’ll be able to discover the small group at Comfortable Cove. Stroll to Crippen Regional Park the place you’ll be able to stroll the path Killarney Lake Path. Or, for extra of a problem hike as much as the highest of Mount Gardner and benefit from the views of Howe Sound and the North Shore mountains.

No further transportation is required from the ferry terminal at Bowen Island to Mount Gardner. It’s advisable to stroll onto the ferry because the least costly choice, so you’ll both should park within the pay car parking zone at Horseshoe Bay or take the bus to the ferry terminal.


Chilliwack is filled with climbing alternatives and it might be simple to spend all the long-weekend exploring the paths. The breath taking turquoise water of Lindeman Lake is a good hike for this time of 12 months. Or, take a barely more difficult hike to the highest of Elk Mountain to see the views of the Fraser Valley. For barely simpler routes, discover the Cultus Lake space and hike each the Seven Sisters Path and Teapot Hill.

There’s nonetheless loads of snow on Mount Cheam and a number of the different mountains at increased elevations, so greatest to attend to do a few of these in mid-July.

Staycation and Discover the North Shore

Should you’re staying near dwelling, there are many trails to hike all through the town, together with on the North Shore. Norvan Falls in Lynn Headwaters is a good choice. Of, for these searching for a more difficult path, Lynn Peak has an ideal view of the town.

There’s nonetheless numerous snow in lots of backcountry areas and plenty of of those trails are closed, together with the Hanes Valley, Crown Mountain, Hollyburn Mountain, Mount Strachan and Mount Seymour. Be ready to come across patches of snow in different areas too.

Wherever you propose on climbing, be ready, keep secure, and let somebody know the place you’re going and if you anticipate to be again. Pleased Canada Day!