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Best Hiking Tours in Vancouver

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Are you visiting Vancouver and dying to go on one of the gorgeous hikes nearby but not all that keen on hiking by yourself?

A hiking tour in Vancouver is a great way to get out there and see the beautiful nature that British Columbia has to offer whilst feeling comfortable having a hiking guide who knows the trails like the back of his/her hand.

Some of the tours in this guide include our very favourite hikes not only in and around Vancouver but in the whole of British Columbia!

girl standing on log at Joffre Lakes - middle lake

In this guide, I have listed the best hiking tours in and around Vancouver and provided details on:

  • The cost of each tour
  • How long each tour goes for
  • What your hiking ability should be for each tour and which hike you will be doing
  • What to bring hiking with you in Vancouver

ℹ Things to Know about Hiking in Vancouver

🌲 Leave No Trace

Before heading out onto Beautiful British Columbia’s hiking trails, please remind yourself of the Leave No Trace Principles. Take everything back out that you take in, take only photos and respect the wildlife and other people. You can read more on the 7 LNT principles here.

🎒 What to Wear / Bring Hiking in Vancouver

🥾 Best Hiking Tours in and around Vancouver

Here are 7 amazing tours that take you to some of the best trails in and around Vancouver with some epic photo opportunities. The hikes in these tours range from easy – difficult in difficulty.

1. Quarry Rock Hike & Deep Cove Photography

💰 Price: CAD$115
⏰ Duration: 4 hours
⭐ Rating: 4.5/5
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couple standing together at sunset on Quarry Rock Lookout

Quarry Rock is one of our favourite beginner hikes and best viewpoints in Vancouver! It is also a great spot for photos.

This tour will not only take you on a guided hike, but also teach you how to take your own landscape photos using either a camera or phone camera with tips on how to make your photos better.

The tour guide will also be taking photos throughout the day, which will be provided to you complimentary at the end of the tour.

➡ You can read more about the Quarry Rock hike here 🥾

2. Stawamus Chief Hike & Local Brewery Tasting

💰 Price: CAD$225
⏰ Duration: 6 hours
⭐ Rating: 5/5
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Man sitting on the First Peak of the Chief

A hike to an epic viewpoint rewarded with a visit to the local brewery at the end is the best way to spend a day in beautiful BC!

This tour will take you from Vancouver to Squamish, where the infamous Stawamus Chief hike is located. The Chief is a 3 peak hike with incredible views overlooking Howe Sound and the town of Squamish. On this tour you will be hiking to the first peak which is about a 1.5 hour hike one way (as pictured above).

The Chief is moderate in hiking difficulty and does have a lot of stairs and also has a couple of ladder sections but the views are so worth the effort! The photo opportunities from each peak are absolutely insane!

After your hike, your guide will take you to a local favourite brewery to celebrate! We have been to all of the breweries in Squamish and love them all!

➡ You can read more about the Stawamus Chief hike here 🥾

3. Lighthouse Park & Horseshoe Bay Hiking Tour

💰 Price: CAD$155
⏰ Duration: 4 hours
⭐ Rating: 5/5
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Lighthouse Park Hiking Tour Vancouver
Credit: 7 Adventures Ltd. (via GetYourGuide)

On this super scenic tour, you will be taken away from the hustle and bustle of the city and over to Lighthouse Park by the water and Horseshoe Bay. Look out for seals once you reach the water! There are loads of them in the waters around Vancouver!

This entire area is a great place for photography so don’t forget your camera or phone.

This is a great hiking tour for beginner hikers.

4. Vancouver Full Day Nature & Photography – Joffre Lakes

💰 Price: CAD$197
⏰ Duration: 7 hours
⭐ Rating: 5/5
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girl standing on log at Joffre Lakes - middle lake

Joffre Lakes is one of the most beautiful alpine lake hikes near Vancouver and the best part is that it is also one of the easiest!

The trail takes you to not only 1 but 3 turquoise lakes up in the mountains. The hike is of moderate difficulty and will take you 4-5 hours to complete with lots of breaks and photo opportunities.

Your tour guide will be a professional photographer with over 20 years experience. During your hike, you will learn about landscape photography and how to capture waterfalls, lakes, glaciers and forests.

➡ You can read more about the Joffre Lakes hike here 🥾

5. Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge & Park Photography

💰 Price: CAD$115
⏰ Duration: 4 hours
⭐ Rating: 5/5
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Girl standing on the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

Your will be shown the very best spots for photos on this small-group photography tour of Lynn Canyon with a professional photographer as your guide.

Lynn Canyon is a good hike for beginners but does have a bit of elevation in the form of stairs.

You will hike past streams, pools, waterfalls and over a suspension bridge and learn photography using your smartphone or the latest DSLR (or choose to borrow a DSLR from your guide at no extra charge). You will learn how to shoot long exposures for waterfalls, macro shots for flowers, wide angle landscape and portrait shots.

You will also receive complimentary photos from your guide of your hike after the tour.

➡ You can read more about Lynn Canyon here 🥾

6. Garibaldi & Panorama Ridge Hiking Day Trip

💰 Price: CAD$625 for a group (min 1 person / max 4 people)
⏰ Duration: 14 hours
⭐ Rating: New activity
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Girl sitting at viewpoint at Panorama Ridge overlooking Garibaldi Lake

Panorama Ridge is on of the BEST hikes in British Columbia! I’m not going to lie, it’s not an easy hike but it is EXTREMELY worth it!

It will be a full day of hiking, but if this gorgeous viewpoint is one of the ones that you are dying to see and you don’t feel comfortable hiking alone, this tour is for you!

Along the way you will stop at Garibaldi Lake, which is a beauty from the shoreline as well as from up on Panorama ridge.

➡ You can read more about hiking to Panorama Ridge here 🥾

7. Saint Mark’s Summit Hiking Day Trip

💰 Price: CAD$405 for a group (min 1 person / max 4 people)
⏰ Duration: 6 hours
⭐ Rating: New activity
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couple sitting at Saint Marks Summit at sunset

Saint Mark’s Summit is one of our favourite local Vancouver hikes so I highly recommend joining this tour if you have the time! It is moderate difficulty and has insane views overlooking Howe Sound.

1000% worth it!

➡ You can read more about hiking to Saint Mark’s Summit here 🥾

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