Winter is no time to rest in your recliner. Get out and enjoy the scenery and majesty of British Columbia by hiking one of the many trails here. On some trails, you can bring along your furry companion, too. After all, Fido needs the exercise as much as you do.

Dog Mountain is the perfect place to start. Bring your dog and enjoy one of the many free trails that this place offers. Since it is a popular place, the trail will be well packed. Enjoy Goldie and Mystery Lake with the whole family. If you desire a real workout, Mt. Elsay is a 16 km hike to the peak where you can enjoy stunning views of Vancouver. Try to time your hike to catch the sunset over Vancouver, a very popular pastime, indeed. Dog Mountain is located in Mount Seymour Provincial Park.

Cypress Provincial Park has the well-loved Hollyburn Mountain Trail. The trail is 7.7 km and you can reach the peak in about an hour. If you go after dark you will see the lights of Lion’s Gate Bridge and Vancouver far below. The trail has light-reflecting, neon orange marker poles – perfect for night hiking. Make sure you have a flashlight with you, as the poles only reflect light. This amazing trail is also free to the public.

Follow the path of the ancient ones when you visit Ancient Cedars trail in Whistler. Here your path will take you past cedar trees – tall, majestic and believed to be over a thousand years old. The trail is well-worn, well-marked, easy and dog-friendly, making it perfect for everyone.

So many trails, so much to see – your only problem will be fitting all of it into one winter. So make a vacation of it with CanadaStays! Find a chalet in Deep Cove, British Columbia, North Vancouver condo rentals or a condo rental in West Vancouver so you are close to all the best hiking trails!

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