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Experience: Hike with Vancouver Trails

Hikers Elk MountainEver wanted to plan a hike around Vancouver but didn't know where to start? Even seasoned locals can be intimidated by the prospect of planning the perfect outing. That's where Vancouver Trails steps in.

launched in 2007 with the goal of sharing hikes that locals and tourists of all fitness levels could complete in a day from Vancouver. Motivated by the beauty of British Columbia's mountains, lakes, waterfalls, streams, forests, plants, and animals, their team worked hard to gather and convey first-hand accounts and experiences.

The site already features almost 80 trails, and will soon feature over 100 listings - searchable by region, difficulty, time, distance, public transit, and available camping. Want a four-legged friend to join you? You can even filter your search for dog friendly hikes!

Lindeman Lake ChilliwackWant to turn your hike into an overnight and escape the city for one more day? Combine hiking with camping at Anmore, Chilliwack, Mission, Squamish, or Pemberton. But don't take our word for it; use the site to build your perfect outing!

Vancouver Trails.com features a map, hike description, driving and transit directions (where applicable), and additional information about available facilities (including washrooms). It even offers critical safety information, and a discussion forum where you can chat about your experiences. All this - and a photo contest where you can enter your best snaps for a chance to win amazing hiking gear.

To start planning your hike today, visit www.vancouvertrails.com.

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