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Bowen Island, British Columbia

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Bowen Island

  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore WhyteCliff Park, West Vancouver

    4.4
    Escape to the vanishing horizon of the Pacific Ocean, where time is measured by the rhythm of waves.Located near West Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay neighbourhood, Whytecliff Park is home to more than 200 marine animal species and is one of the first Marine Protected Areas in Canada. You're almost gua...
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  • Bowen Island, British Columbia

    Hike Mount Gardner on Bowen Island

    10.6 mi / 2358.9 ft gain
    Mount Gardner is the highest point on Bowen Island. I love visiting Bowen. It is a 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay but feels a world’s away from the city.  I climbed to the top of Mount Gardner a few years ago during the summer, but had yet to do it in the winter. I was excited to see wha...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike to Cypress Falls in West Vancouver

    4.0
    3.1 mi / 400 ft gain
    Drive the the end of Woodgreen Pl in West Vancouver, and you will pass the tennis courts on your right. You will see a little dirt road that heads up into the woods on your left - drive up this road ~30 feet into the parking lot. From the Parking lot, hike up the trail beside cypress creek (this ...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore Lighthouse Park

    4.5
    To get to Lighthouse Park, head westbound along Marine Drive in West Vancouver. As Marine Drive continues past little shops and businesses, it will begin to narrow and the road will wind around the coastline. Continue past Caufield Cove Marina and watch for the Lighthouse Park sign on your left. ...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Bowen Lookout

    4.0
    2.48 mi / 443 ft gain
    The trailhead is located just off the Cypress Mountain lodge. It winds past old growth forest, and the Yew Lake Meadows. After passing these features the trail turns into a series of switchbacks, gaining the elevation in the last 850m of trail. Before you know it you are rewarded with a beautif...
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  • Bowen Island, British Columbia

    Snowshoe to Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs

    5.6 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    Eagle Bluffs is a perfect hike for anyone looking to get away but not too far from the city! Your trip will start by grabbing your (free) backcountry pass from the Black Mountain lodge in the lower parking lot at the top of cypress bowl road. This is not the main lodge (Cypress Creek Lodge), but ...
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  • Bowen Island, British Columbia

    Hike to Mt. Strachan

    4.0
    3.7 mi / 1804.5 ft gain
    On November 23, 1963, the world was faltered by the news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination (the previous day). Vancouver was dealing with it's own tragedy; a military plane crash in the North Shore Mountains. The hike to Mt. Strachan gives you the opportunity to visit the crash site.The Mount St...
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  • Bowen Island, British Columbia

    Hike Eagle Bluffs

    5.0
    5 mi / 1148.3 ft gain
    Start at the Cypress Mountain ski area and walk towards the first chairlift. You will see a giant sign showing the ski trails and you go to the right of that. You will then see a post that lists which direction to go for each hike.To start  this trail, walk towards the previously mentioned chair ...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    St Mark's Summit

    4.4
    6.45 mi / 1801 ft gain
    From the Cypress Mountain downhill parking lot, head north toward the nearby chairlift and look for the Howe Sound Crest Trail sign. The trail follows alongside the several ski runs until a sign that points to the right to the Howe Sound Crest Trail. Follow this trail uphill until it merges onto ...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hiking the Howe Sound Crest Trail

    18 mi / 6000 ft gain
    Distance: 18 miles / 29 kms.Duration: 1 - 3 DaysElevation Gain: 6000 ft. / 1800 m.Magnesia Meadows: 49.483708, -123.190377The Howe Sound Crest Trail (HSCT) is one of the most epic hiking trips one can do in the Vancouver area. The trail is entirely located within the Cypress Mountain Provincial P...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Snowshoe to St. Mark's Summit

    1.0
    8 mi / 1500 ft gain
    If you are looking for the perfect snowshoe adventure you've found the right place. St. Marks is located on Cypress Mountain. It is more difficult than the nearby Hollyburn, and sometimes inaccessible due to heavy snow. For those two reasons makes it the most secluded hike just minutes from downt...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Snowshoe Hollyburn Mountain

    5.0
    6.5 mi / 450 ft gain
    Park in the Hollyburn cross country parking lot and start your hike up the under the powerlines. After about 15 mins the trail will flatten out and you will arrive at the warming hut. Take a left and follow the orange markers as it slowly weaves its way through a series of trees and valleys.Event...
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  • Lions Bay, British Columbia

    Scramble to the Summit of the West Lion via the Binkert Trail

    5.0
    10 mi / 5400 ft gain
    Find parking in a small gravel lot and be careful to park to the left of the sign, as cars do get towed in this area. Cross through the yellow road gate and begin by ascending the gravel road that provides moderate switchbacks before reaching a junction with the Mount Harvey trail, and keep right...
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  • Lions Bay, British Columbia

    Hike Mt. Brunswick

    5.0
    8.75 mi / 5100 ft gain
    Driving north from Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway (HWY 99) turn off at Lions Bay exit and park at the end of Sunset Dr.N 49.470653225392105, -123.23479324579239 WThe trail begins on a gravel service road which winds up for 30 minutes. Take a left at the fork where a sign on the tree reads...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Up Brothers Creek Loop

    4.3 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    The directions to get to this location are a bit scattered as you need to weave through the upper streets of the British Properties. Driving Instructions If you are coming along Highway #1, take the Taylor Way exit and turn right (coming from the east) or left (coming from the west) onto Taylor W...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Crown Mountain

    5.0
    6.1 mi / 1263.1 ft gain
    You can take the gondola up Grouse Mountain and then hike from there which roughly takes around 5 hrs at a decent pace. The hike is a hard one that is a lot of up and down and a fair bit of climbing.You can start at the top of the Skyride on Grouse Mountain, follow the paved path to the grizzly b...
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