To enjoy Vancouver in this cold weather, here are some hikes you can easily do in winter. English courses in Vancouver offer you the opportunity to explore Canada’s beautiful nature. Please just make sure that you’re prepared for your hikes by bringing enough water and snacks as well as good hiking boots and proper clothing.
The 3 hours or 5 km long Foreshore Trail through Pacific Spirit Regional Park, close to UBC, starts and ends at the Acadia Beach parking lot on NW Marine Drive and more than half of it follows Vancouver’s known nudist Wreck Beach. The trail here is rocky and can be slippery but the view is amazing. Take bus 44 to get there.
The 45 minutes or 2.5 km long trail through Maplewood Flats Conservation Area is rocky but has nice picnic tables with great views. If you like bird watching, you can try to find more than 200 species of birds here. Take buses 209 and then 212 and start and end your hike in the Maplewood Flats parking lot off the Dollarton Highway in North Vancouver.
The Lighthouse Park offers different short and easy trails which are up to 2 hours or 6 km long. Looking at the ocean and the city from this park is stunning. Take bus 250 to Beacon Lane, West Vancouver, and start and end at the Lighthouse Park parking lot.
Cypress Falls Park is an easy 1.5 hours or 3 km hike along Cypress Creek, through forests and past two impressive waterfalls. Take bus 253 Caufield and it is located by Woodgreen Place, West Vancouver.
The 2 hours or 7.5 km long Capilano Pacific Trail next to the Capilano River takes you through thick rainforest, starting at Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver and finishing at the Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver. Take bus 250 or 251 to a bus stop close to this trail.
Have fun out there on your cool winter hikes!