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Hiking Tours & Guides in BC

There are day hikes exploring mountain peaks, remote lakes and rivers. Combined the BC network of trails and parks covers over 11,400,000 hectares of land with over 3000 kilometres of trails.

Hiking in British Columbia

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British Columbia hiking and backpacking opportunities are everywhere.

There are hiking tours through rough wilderness trails leading deep into the backcountry taking days, even weeks to complete. There are day hikes exploring mountain peaks, remote lakes and rivers. Combined the BC network of trails and parks covers over 11,400,000 hectares of land with over 3000 kilometres of trails.

The trail network in British Columbia is one of the best ways to discover the province. Hiking tours explore through rainforests, cross deserts and grasslands and climb over mountains. Trails lead to waterfalls, heritage sites, remote lakes, caves, alpine flowering meadows, hot springs, forest tower lookouts, glaciers and sandy beaches. 

There are thousands of walking, hiking and backpacking trails in the British Columbia we have researched and below are some of our favorites.

Some of the more popular community hiking and walking trails include

the Tow Hill Trail near Masset on the Queen Charlotte Islands; the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island; Forest for the World in Prince George in North BC; the Waterfront Pathway in Nelson and the Rotary Loop Trail in Golden located in the Kootenays and the Rivers Trail in Kamloops in the Thompson-Shuswap region.

Some of the more popular day hikes include

the Spirit Lake Trail near Skidegate on the Queen Charlotte Islands; Skookumchuck Narrows near Egmont on the Sunshine Coast; Twin Falls near Smithers in North BC; Begbie Lookout Trail and the Canim-Mahood Waterfall Trail near 100 Mile House in the Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast region; the Greenway Trail in Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley region; Shannon Falls Trail and the Stawanus Chief Trail in Squamish in the Whistler region; Galloping Goose Trail in Victoria and Sooke in the Vancouver Island region.

Some of the long haul backpacking adventures in BC worthy of your attention include

the East Beach Trail near Tlell on the Queen Charlotte Islands; the West Coast Trail near Bamfield and Port Renfrew and the Cape Scott Trail near Port Hardy on Vancouver Island; the Sunshine Coast Trail near Lund and the Tetrahedron Park Trails near Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast; Monkman Park Trail near Tumbler Ridge in North BC; Kettle Valley Rail Trail in the Okanagan Valley region and the trails in Garibaldi Park near Whistler, BC, Canada .

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