Walking Routes & Trails
Let’s start with some simple walking routes. The seawall along Ambleside and Dundarave in West Vancouver are perfect for a scenic stroll; while Waterfront Park in North Vancouver provides a bustling port as a backdrop.
West Vancouver Seawall
The popular West Vancouver Seawall, which stretches from Ambleside to Dundarave, is favoured by walkers and joggers. You’ll feel like a local as you stroll this picturesque seawall that affords perfect views of Vancouver’s Stanley Park, the Lion’s Gate Bridge, and the freighters moored in English Bay.
Hit the Trails
Capilano River Walk
This scenic and easy hike along the Capilano River can be accessed year round and takes about two hours. For more information and directions click here.
Lighthouse Park is one of Vancouver’s most beautiful areas and boasts the largest uncut rainforest in the lower mainland. Lighthouse Park is unique for the fact that it is Vancouver’s last standing first-growth Douglas fir tree forest. It is the perfect location for enjoying crashing waves, dense vegetation and over six miles of scenic walking trails.
Mosquito Creek Trail
The Mosquito Creek Trail is a wide, gently sloping trail that begins at Mosquito Creek Park, at the corner of Fell Avenue and West 17th Street in North Vancouver. From there, it winds along the creek bank, through the forest and all the way up to William Griffin Park on West Queens. The trail is dog-friendly and, in the lower part, wheelchair accessible. There’s parking available near the trailhead on 17th Street.
Panorama Park has a paved, half-kilometre waterfront walkway with views of the southern end of Indian Arm, boats moored in the cove and the mountains beyond. It is dog-friendly, and has easy access for those with disabilities. Take Mt. Seymour Parkway east from the Trans Canada Highway to Deep Cove, about 6.5 kilometres from the highway. After you’ve enjoyed your walk, take a few minutes to explore the Cove’s charming village.
Find more great walks in the North Vancouver Guide Walks Trails (PDF)