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

I don't recommend. Views are not more than OK and the path is full of rocks and roots. You will see nothing except trees for 99% of your hike. You can find way better hikes in the area.

Nice 9km walk. Just beautiful!

This is such a nice, short hike. There are a few places of slight elevation, but I saw people of all ages and a variety of abilities doing it. I have done this hike twice. Once several years ago with my Vancouverite ex-fiance when I was still living in Iowa. The second time was on my own after I moved to the area to go to school. The second time was better.

easy, highly populated but beautiful views.

6 days ago

Very cool hike through woods with occasional view of the strait. View at end is awesome. Be sure to read the full story behind Ripple Rock and the way the Canadian government blew it up. That story is amazing and an engineering marvel.

Sweet forest walk with a couple small heart pumping sections and a beach. Nuff said.

Very beautiful! Nice short loop.

A great hike on a sunny winter day! This trail is typical North Island - rooty and some mud, with a few fallen trees to climb over here and there.

The lookout, cleared by Dave Farrant himself using a chainsaw while hanging from a rope over the cliff and in his 70’s, has amazing views of Johnstone Strait. Hiking just to the lookout is a good shorter option.

The trail ends at the Blinkhorn Peninsula, which becomes an island at tides above about 13’, so check the tides before you go.

Excelent trail. There are some steep climbs but accessible for beginers.

Very beautiful and moderate trail!

16 days ago


W.C.T. Is a rewarding and challenging trek that you'll never forget. Live your life around your tide-tables and you won't be forced to stay inland. Walk the beach, catch some whales playing in the distance and enjoy the sometimes desolate but always humbling beauty of western Canada's most famous backpacking gem. Oh, I almost forgot, TAKE MORE TIME than you think. Some folks only get to do this once in a lifetime. Tack on an extra day or two to your plan if you can spare the time. You'll enjoy the whole trip infinitely more when there's no rush and all the time in the world for pictures and trail-side stops. Remember to look up and around. Due to this trail's degree of difficulty, one can get into the habit of always looking at where you'll step next, missing out on everything that's cool. Hike with caution but try to break the habit of always staring at your feet early-on in the hike, get on out there, and make some life changing memories.

I would rate this as moderate

Trails were perfect today. Not muddy, pretty dry, strollers wouldn't have a problem at all. Keep in mind pups are not allowed on beach (stick to trails only) till April 10th. I saw lots of Bald Eagle action, a Seal and even a large Owl! - Definitely should be released an easy trail, not moderate!

25 days ago

This is a great trail with tons of views. Don't under estimate the "hard" difficulty it is exactly that. However I do recommend starting from the north, getting the most difficult part out of the way.

I really enjoyed this short but sweet walk. I'll definitely return in the summer to enjoy some of the little private beaches.

the trail pretty good and nice hike

1 month ago

A nice hike. Quite busy, even in the winter. Lots of hills, and a good variety of terrain.

1 month ago

A great trail with a variety of terrain. The forest and the beach are both beautiful. Some hills and stairs; definitely manageable for beginners.

Went here for the first time on BC Family Day Long Weekend...could have spent the whole weekend here! Gorgeous views, white sand and clear blue water. Definitely will be back!

road biking
1 month ago

I highly recommend renting a bicycle and riding in and around Stanley Park. It's a gorgeous place to spend half a day. We actually rode bicycles all around Vancouver including Grandview island. This loop trail is very busy during weekends with runners and cyclists.

The jewel of Vancouver. You get to see some of the best views Vancouver has to offer.

Have done past two weekends (wet) and over 20 times. Always a great trail, moderately strenuous, but never too difficult. Absolutely love this place!

Really great walking trail! Pretty short, but it's nice to sit and listen to the ocean. Often you'll see deals or sea lions!

It was wonderful, waters quite high but didn't effect any of the trails. just a nice and easy wet coast morning!

nice walk and super clean trail. my pup loved it, special the little beach in the south.

Hiked in August 2017 and Loved this trail.
-If you're on the fence about it DO IT! You'll love it.
-A more technical and challenging trail then some but by no means hard in my opinion. Maybe not the best suited for a beginner but well suited for those who have hiked before but are new to multi day trips. Or for those avid hikers who want an easy break with gorgeous west coast views.
-Had time to spare so hiked it in 4 days 3 nights but could have easily hiked it in 3 days.
-Breathtaking scenery and nature to absorb.
-Campsites were amazing, either along the ocean or on the forest. They fill up around dinner time as most people come off the trail so they fill fast then
-A mixture of ground paths and man made areas which include wide wood stairs and foot paths. Sometimes the man made stairs were harder to climb then just the trail.
-A lot of elevation changes and muddy spots but manageable. Having a hiking pole or trusty stick is crucial for testing muddy patches and helping with balance to avoid a dunk in the mud
-All campsites had bear proof bins for food and an outhouse (except for one that was out of order)
-Many streams for water filling, just make sure you bring some form of water treatment
Happy Hiking

1 month ago

Nice to do when the weather is warm.

Nice little walk not too much of a hike. Nice for beach walks !

Beautiful views!

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