Explore the most popular Beach trails in Canada with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail, weather was wet and it was pretty busy. Great history with beautiful views, very family friendly hike!!

Great easy walk especially nice in nicer weather for me

hiking
5 days ago

trail is in great shape.

Classic PEI, good walk anytime.

Easy, worth doing. Need to plan for low tide to be able to cross the river. watch out for wide cattle

hiking
muddy
7 days ago

Beautiful walk and views all along the walk basically, amazing and easy

hiking
muddy
no shade
snow
7 days ago

The trail is in very good condition. Plenty of signage; you can't. get lost. We were planning on garbage along the trail, however, surprisingly there was none. View points offer great views over the surrounding area. the trail is not difficult. It could get slippery w|en wet and lots of tree roots could be a trip hazard along the trail. however, everybody can manage this trail. it took us 5 hrs to complete.

hiking
icy
rocky
9 days ago

Technical run or hike with some steep terrain, lots of roots and rocks and undulating paths. Great challenge amoungst stunning mountain views and trees. Starting to get icy - didn’t use our YakTrax and I suspect they will be necessary soon. Snowing at the top. Bring layers, toque and gloves! Clockwise approach definitely a good idea as the climb was substantial and good to tackle while one has fresh legs.

sidney sparkles parade and sail past

hiking
icy
rocky
scramble
9 days ago

This well marked established trail has it all - vistas of the Indian Arm, McCombe and Buntzen Lakes, the North shore, Belcarra, the city, a waterfall and beautiful old growth forests. As others have mentioned you are best to go in a clockwise direction getting the majority of the elevation gain completed in the first three kms. There are sections where you will be scrambling but nothing of real significance. Otherwise the trail surface is a combination of tree roots, outcrop, gravel and soil. There was only one other person on the Diez Vistas trail section, but that wasn’t the case on the Buntzen Lake trail. The return on the north side of Buntzen Lake is basically a gravel pathway with many walking bridge creek crossings. BC Hydro have done an extremely good job of the gravel pathway, the North and South beach areas which was being put to good use even on December 1st.

Heads up! Winter season has begun in the park so this trail is not dog friendly until the spring. There are only two trails in the entire park that permit dogs during the winter. The winter and spring start dates are weather dependant and completely up to the park staff. Simply call ahead and check it out.

hiking
9 days ago

Excellent walk. amazing vista views and beach spots.

hiking
icy
snow
9 days ago

Amazing trail. Several inches of snow above 700m. The total distance I had at 20.8km and 6 hours of hiking not including stops.

Great trail if your looking for a quick easy walk with an awesome reward. Wife and I walked this end of November. Was cold but cloudless. Easy walk side by side well groomed trail to the top of the beach. Took the boardwalk and stairs down to half moon bay. 211 stairs steep. Some enormous ancient cedars. 4-1/2kms in just over 2 hours ( a good 1/2 hour in the beach) recommend to do after lunch that way you’ll get the sun, early morning beach is shaded. Would definitely do this hike again.

on Buntzen Lake Trail

hiking
10 days ago

A nice trail that has lovely views of the lake. Took us 2.5 hours to complete. GPS clocked 10.4 km for full loop. Although the trail is well marked, the trail itself is a well defined path. I would rate it as an EASY trail as it does not have any technical or tricky section.

hiking
10 days ago

Love this trail, even in the winter. The views are Amazing!! and the north beach is nice and much quieter than the main beach. One side is easier and the other is more of a challenge, which I love. Overall this is a very highly traffic site and my main place to hike.

hiking
fee
11 days ago

Windy but sunny day. Too bad the low tide is not very low it's time ... my dog loves running at the water's edge So far, it's my favorite water edge.

hiking
fee
snow
11 days ago

We left my friend and I at 09:30 from the parking lot, knowing that night falls at 16:30 and the entrance to the park closes at the same time. At this time of the year, the cold was present -3 degrees when we left then around 12h (in height) 0 degrees. We could find a little snow in the heights, ATTENTION it slips. You have to start the course in a clockwise direction (on the left side of the lake) big climb, very happy to have done it at the beginning because the end was a bit long. There is no other big climb at the end the descent is a little rough. We met two hikers, both were alone which reassured us for the bears, there must not be much attendance. To do for those who love adventure

backpacking
blowdown
icy
over grown
rocky
snow
11 days ago

Very nice hike in the cold, important to make the hike in the direction of clockwise because the big difficulty is at the beginning in this direction. The trails are extremely well marked, however the circuit passes through sometimes dangerous and rocky places, attention where we put the ankles. To do and see for the magnificent views from above on Vancouver and surrounding areas.

Load More