Vancouver Hiking

Port Moody Hikes
Squamish Hikes
Garibaldi Lake
The Lions
Fraser Valley I
Fraser Valley II
Fraser Valley III
Elk Mountain
Hope Area
Manning Park
Joffre Lakes
Seymour Mountain
Lynn Peak
Useful Forms
Nature Walks
Backpacking Tips
Survival Tips
Links and Books
Hiking Humour
Hiking Clubs
Personal Page
In the News

Welcome to Hiking in the Vancouver area

Most Vancouver winters are six months of rain . There is a long standing joke , "What do you call two days of rain ? " The weekend ! I like to spend the month of June on the beach soaking up some much needed sun . By the end of July most of the snow on the peaks has melted ,and the sound of the " Rats with Wings " ( seagulls ) are driving me crazy Yes it's time to hit the hills and back country . Vancouver has some of the best hiking in Canada . All of it is within easy reach of the city . Here you'll find some of my favourites . I have also posted some links , pics , tips, a few maps , and some useful forms.

Rating : 1 = easy 2 = moderate 3 = hope your in shape !
View : 1 = not much 2 = worth taking a camera 3 = outstanding !


A bit about me; I started this webpage so I could share trails & trips with my fellow hikers . Some of the things I enjoy are ; hiking , photography , cooking , snowshoeing,  roller blading , camping ,reading ,computers,mountain biking , kayaking,and travelling . I work for a large soft drink bottler in Vancouver . This is a fast paced enviroment so I find my time on the trails is a great way to release stress . I moved to the west coast when I was 12 and love the fact that there are still places to explore every weekend . I also think British Columbia is " The " best place in Canada to live. 
When I'm not hiking or working on this page you can find me hanging out at Club Tread   under the name " The Hiker "

Club Tread... Vancouvers largest(and best) Hiking Club.

Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the
amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice
the time it should take.

R.Sawdon Photography

Contact me

R. Sawdon Photography - View my recent photos on Flickriver


Me on Zoa Peak.

Russ Sawdon


Chief Dan George of the Tseil-Waututh First Nation:

I come to You as one of Your many children.
"Great Spirit whose breath gives life to the world, hear me,
May I walk in beauty
May my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise that I may know the teachings
You have for Your children, the lessons
You have hidden in every leaf and rock."


Disclaimer:The owner of this webpage is not responsible for the information contained herein. Hiking can be a great pastime,but it also carries with it a certain amount of risk,as with any endevour. Changing weather, trail conditions, personal fitness, common sense, and wild animals are all part of the outdoor experiance.Your own safety is your responsibility. Be sure to carry the 10 essentials with you and know your limitations. Above all, tell someone where you are going and when you'll be back.


Don't forget to read my section on Bears & Cougars if you are new to the outdoors in British Columbia.

Bear & Cougar info.

Click for Vancouver, British Columbia Forecast

                                    Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs2.5 License.