Hiking Trails in British Columbia

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Hiking Trails in British Columbia

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  • Heather s
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an amazing one hour hike with awesome views inspiring views of the coastline. The trail is well marked with plenty of benches for resting, sitting and picnics
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • Meg1235
    Toronto, Canada37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the things we did in our entire 2 week trip. Amazing views and beautiful walking trails all around the top. The bridge is so fun to walk across. My 3 and 5 year old also loved that there is a playground at the top. It’s magical up there!
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • kenna h
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Long Beach is famous for its long stretches of sandy beaches, dramatic shoreline, and powerful surf. It's a popular spot for surfing, beachcombing, and taking in beautiful sunsets. Visitors can stroll along the sandy shores, watch the crashing waves, and enjoy the coastal scenery.
    Written July 24, 2023
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  • RaptorDC
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the first tim who I have been and The forest is so big and the wildlife is so dense. There used to be fewer bears, but now the population has increased considerably. The scenery is always splendid and so is the welcome.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Nan M
    Chipman, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely drive, some wildlife, driftwood, solitude when you want it, beautiful views, great place for a walk too
    Written June 2, 2023
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  • Heather F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an enjoyable and entertaining time we had as we rode on the steam-powered train! We chose the Winslow, an open-air car, and the beautiful autumn weather was a bonus as we travelled down the track to the trestle bridge and back. We were so pleased to have plenty of photo & video opportunities throughout the duration of our trip. Once on board, we were regaled with historical facts about the railway, and serenaded by a guitar playing Cowboy, who encouraged us to sing along with him. And of course, everyone was excited when we were “robbed” by the Garnet Valley Gang, who rode in with their horses and realistic sound effects! At the end of our journey, we were treated to a delicious meal under the pavilion, with music provided, once again by “The Cowboy”. We will definitely be back, next time with family and friends!
    Written September 20, 2023
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  • WorldTravelSince1995
    104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic nature trail composed of stones and log stairs for 800m elevation over 3 kilometres. One hour is doable with no breaks if you are ok-conditioned. Sneakers are good at least if no rain. Fun fact: Canucks hockey player Daniel Sedin did this 11 times a day with average 1h/round.
    Written August 27, 2023
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  • johng88888
    Lake Havasu City, AZ523 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The easy/better way to get to the train wreck is to turn off Hwy 99 at Cheakamus Lake Rd then go right on Legacy Way and turn right onto Janes Lake Rd to either parking lot. Go to sign for Train wreck follow trail & sign. Go over suspension bridge and your there.
    Written August 30, 2023
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  • Nina
    New York City, NY113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beautiful cherry blossom season that should never miss….sunny sky and turquoise water and white sand, seawall walking, plus numerous cafes and restaurants…..
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • diswix
    Gloucester, UK517 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved all aspects of this trail as a hiker and runner.
    However one tiny Downsideto tranquility is the deluge of bikes. Fast moving electric bikes, crazy youths on mountain bikes and unsteady tourists cycling for first time in their lives.
    All of the above, going too fast, churning up dust, driving crazy and not being respectful to other cyclists and walkers.
    To avoid the deluge, go out early. Running at 0630 am no cyclist at all, walking after 10am they seem to come from every direction down from varòus tracks taking out less able walkers.
    Written June 12, 2023
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  • Nicola R
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful walk - lovely views and smells of the trees

    Really enjoyed our walk and the view point was so peaceful
    Written January 20, 2024
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  • Julie C
    66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had read so much about the WCT.Its such an iconic trail, I was determined to do it when I visited Canada.Did it live up to the hype?Definitely,I loved the whole experience.Its challenging with very rough terrain.We hiked south to North,which meant we did the hardest sections first.It took us an hour to do the 1st km on day one,so tough,Day 2 we got up at 4am to do the boulders and beat the tide.That was very difficult with wet slippery rocks,barnacles that are lethal if they cut you,and large boulders to clamber over.All this carrying very full packs.We managed to complete this section in 3 hours which is apparently pretty quick.I was so relieved when it was done.Day 3 was the longest day,but the trail gets easier as the days go on.Days 4-8 were easier.There is so many ladders on this trail,79 in total so if you have a problem with ladders you will not enjoy this.Was lovely camping on the beaches.Thrashers camp ground was like tent city but the other camp grounds were not as crowded.All the camp sites had outhouses.There are 2 lovely waterfalls on the trail so you can have a refreshing swim.Half the trail is beach and half forest and you have a choice most of the time with regards to which way you want to go.A lot depends on the tides too.We saw lots of whales,sea lions and even a black bear.There are 2 lighthouses you can visit and even a chance for fresh seafood at the seafood shack.I had the salmon and it was delicious.So make sure you take some cash with you.We did one cable car crossing across the river,great fun but hard work too.I did the hike with an organised group and they were fantastic but we saw plenty of solo travellers.My one complaint and others have commented on this,is the state of the boardwalks.They are just terrible,really unsafe.Some had over half the steps gone,others so fragile I could feel them creaking underfoot.It is only a matter of time before someone gets hurt.Parks Canada need to retify this ASAP.So in summery this trail is amazing and I highly reccomend it,just be well prepared and make sure you have the right equipment This hike is not a walk in the park.
    Written July 26, 2023
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  • Christina G
    Cultus Lake, Canada232 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I walk the trail often with my two dogs on leash. I always worry where I walk with them as too many irresponsible pet owners think their dogs are ‘special’ and they don’t have to follow the on leash policy of the trails. But so far so GREAT - everyone seems so friendly - even the other pets and the odd horse at the western section of trail. ENJOY - the scenery is spectacular and there are bathrooms along the way.
    Written July 6, 2023
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  • Doris
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing bike trail with great views and lots under shade. Rail trail so not super challenging but difficult enough.
    Written August 15, 2023
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  • MD_T0urist
    New Jersey233 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The exit leading to Wapta Falls is marked on eastbound Highway 1 but not on westbound. This may be to discourage westbound drivers from making a left, but it also means westbound drivers will easily miss it. If you have left Yoho National Park, you have gone too far - but good luck finding a place to turn around.

    As many have said before, there is a fairly dull flat hike to the Falls. The first spot to stop allows you to see the falls from the 8 o clock position, but you should consider hiking down a few more steeper switchbacks to see the falls from the 6 o clock position. After a long hike in the heat, the cool mist is very refreshing. Note that there was grizzly scat on the trail and we saw a black bear next to the dirt drive on the way out, so bring your bear spray and your common sense!
    Written June 8, 2023
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