Spring Break Hikes | Vancouver Trails

Spring break typically appears like the beginning of the climbing season for a lot of because the climate begins to heat, providing a fantastic alternative for an journey with family and friends.

The climate forecast is looking for a heat spring break within the Vancouver and southwestern British Columbia area, nonetheless there may be nonetheless snow within the mountains and the chance of avalanches might be excessive. The excellent news is there are many decrease elevations trails which can be snow-free and this 12 months.

Buntzen Lake

The spring season is a superb time to go to Buntzen Lake as it’s a lot quieter in comparison with the summer time month and a parking move just isn’t wanted. It additionally occurs to be stunning in the course of the spring and there are many little streams flowing with water as you cross the small picket bridges. The 10km loop across the lake crosses a suspension bridge on the north finish by the seashore space.

For these wanting a barely shorter route, keep on the east facet of the lake, hike to the north seashore after which return the identical route. Or, there are just a few lake viewpoints to discover alongside the east facet path, not removed from the car parking zone.

Jug Island Seashore

The path to Jug Island Seashore is situated in Belcarra Regional Park and is a well-liked hike that takes you to the shoreline of Indian Arm. That 5.5km roundtrip climbs by the forest earlier than a steep downhill part to the water’s edge the place Jug Island sits in full view. Wildlife can typically be noticed, together with a household of bald eagles which can be nesting on Jug Island. 

Pay parking just isn’t in impact throughout spring break, additionally making it a good time to discover Belcarra Regional Park.

Lynn Loop

The Lynn Loop path is situated in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver and gives a fantastic exercise whereas exploring the plush forest of the North Shore. The path returns alongside facet Lynn Creek, providing scenic views. You may prolong your hike by additional exploring the Headwaters Path or Cedar Mills Path.

Parking is free this time of 12 months and no parking move is required however make sure that to reach early because the park does get busy, significantly on weekends.

Lighthouse Park

The community of trails in Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver are stunning and the views alongside the shoreline are a number of the most scenic in Metro Vancouver. You may select from a number of of the paths in Lighthouse Park however we love beginning on the Juniper Pine Path after which following the Shorepine Path to the West Seashore space the place there’s a nice view of the lighthouse from the rocks throughout the water.

Sadly, the District of West Vancouver has just lately put in pay parking in just a few parks together with Lighthouse Park, so this may increasingly have an effect on whether or not you need to go to the park or not.

Minnekhada Regional Park

Situated in Coquitlam, Minnekhada Regional Park has a big marsh space that’s divided by a raised path passing by the center. The world is residence to a number of species of geese and water birds. Mountaineering to the Excessive Knoll supplies a fantastic expertise as you move by lush forest, move the mash areas, earlier than climbing up the steep path to the attractive view of the park space.

There’s at the moment no pay parking at Minnekhada Regional Park however get there early on weekends because the car parking zone can refill rapidly.