Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

Weather didn’t cooperate and we missed the views

Did this hike last weekend and we were the first ones to hike all the way to the top in the new snow fall. Really soft and deep snow from second lake

Beautiful day, getting near the flats, it was snow covered. Going beyond would require snowshoes or microspikes.

snowshoeing
5 days ago

Jan 14, 2019 - Packed Snow - 2 hours 10 minutes Up & 1 hour 45 minutes Down - Recommend Snowshoes - Not an intense trail, gradual consistent grade. Great views at the top.

snowshoeing
5 days ago

My first time and it was great! Earlier the morning is great and the parking lot is not full.

snowshoeing
6 days ago

absolutely stunning views once you reach the top! It was very busy due to being a Saturday.

My most favourite hike ever

snowshoeing
11 days ago

This seems like it is much better snowshoeing than hiking because it seems to follow a wide "skidder-track". Because of that, it is very easy to follow. Being from Vancouver, it was great to be on a trail that actually requires snowshoes. Deep beautiful powdery snow the whole way up. The view was partially obstructed by trees on the south side but North was very nice.

definitely worth doing again.

snowshoeing
11 days ago

I loved!! It’s a amazing place, recommend you to go when it is sunny and open sky. Bring handwarmers and extra clothes. Also snowshoe and spikes are necessary.

snowshoeing
12 days ago

Did this hike a week ago, the view was full of fog. A lot of snow when I went I didn’t wear any snowshoes nor did I wear the crampons just had my hiking sticks and did the hike with ease. Not many people during my summit at around 12pm but as I started to descend a lot of people pushing for the summit. Go earlier if you would like to hike with less traffic. Great hike even without the view.

hiking
13 days ago

listed as difficult it's not. good views

Over 40 km of trails with lots of variety in trail difficulty. Great for trail running and hiking. Dog friendly as well. Was here on January 4th - trails are packed down and icy.

Before my review, I think I left my avalanche shovel by the first lookout of elk mountain (if not there, it's in the parking lot). If anyone has seen/moved/taken it, could you contact me at 7783189930. Thanks!

Did this hike in Dec 31. Hike up to Elk was very icy, and microspikes were useful if not necessary. Great views of the surrounding mountains and Baker as well.

snowshoeing
16 days ago

It’s close to the city so it’s a pretty busy trail. Parking is very difficult on a weekend so it’s best to get there early. Great for an outdoor winter workout.

Did this in Winter with heavy snow towards the top. The route is a little sculpted for my liking, very organized, which if you’re looking to get off the beating track might not be the ticket. The bridge is indeed washed away but we could cross easily as the water level was low. I would be interested to see what this is like in the Spring / Summer. Overall doable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

hiking
17 days ago

I have only used this trail in the winter. Stunning with all the snow. Worth keeping going past the lookout and across the suspension bridge to the other side and exiting onto five mile road. One of my must sees is the summer.

cross country skiing
19 days ago

We spent the last 2 days at the Elizabeth Parker Hut. The ski in is not track set and we had about 15cm of snow in the past 2 days. The road in has been skier set and with the number of users the track can be challenging.

It took about 5 hours in from the parking lot to the hut a total of 12 km. We skied with 5 families and lots of kids. It was an amazing experience. If you are heading to the huts then you should head out early and enjoy the time on the trail rather than rush. There was so many views and pictures to be had along the way.

Awsome. I did it using snowhoes

snowshoeing
21 days ago

Just completed this hike again today in snow shoes. There’s plenty of snow on the trail now, so I recommend snow shoes or spikes but some people seemed to be getting along with hiking boots and poles. The trail meanders through powder covered trees and terrain before coming out to a view of the city. It’s a very beautiful and easy hike. My only complaint is that, like most good hikes in Vancouver, the trail is very busy with other hikers. Overall a great trail for snow shoeing though.

snowshoeing
23 days ago

came here on Christmas day - great hiking/snowshoeing. Be aware, though, that the winter trails are different - the trails are groomed for snowshoe and cross-country skiing and require a pass.

Awesome hike. Road wasn’t that bad, but definitely needed a decent 4x4. Never found the propeller memorial but it may have been buried by snow. Last few km difficult to follow due to snow and lack of markings. Micro spikes proved very useful. Incredible views, very worth it

Hike this trail today. Trail conditions are still very good. There has been a dusting of snow which starts about 4 km in on the trail. The temperature was quite cool 3c some icy spots also. Many people starting up the trail very late, many not so prepared. All in all, great hike.

Not hard. Should be rated as easy. This is a 2wd road lol.

backpacking
1 month ago

Aug. 2018-My husband and I decided at the last minute to go on our very first backpacking trip for our anniversary. Luckily, we managed to snag the last reservations at Whitehorn (night 1) and Robons Pass (night 2) two weeks prior to the hike.

I have nothing but positive things to say about this trail. The scenery is stunning and absolutely breathtaking! This trail is well maintained, everyone is so friendly, and the campsites are clean.

In total, we spent 3 days on the trail and we wish we had stayed longer!

on Needle Peak Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Went yesterday, easy to drive to and a great challenging hike in the snow. We didn't need snow shoes (we did see other snow shoe prints) but we're so glad we had microspikes with us. A little slippery going down, watch for frosted or ice covered rocks. Poles would've been a nice extra.

Seriously icey on 5th December. Crampons a must. Great view from the top.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail but definitely not for beginners in this season, get spikes and snow gear since it's already covered by snow.

1 month ago

Did the hike joffre lake 25 years ago for 5 years in a row. Was one of my favorite. No one on the trail. Now did it on August long weekend this year. Wow so busy. But still so beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

4X4 with a decent clearance to the trailhead. From thereon, a good hike to the peak and if the weather is clear and sunny, you'll be rewarded with a good view otherwise, a good hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Parties à 10h un jour ensoleillé de semaine. 2h30 pour monter jusqu’au camp ground de Garibaldi lake malgré quelques arrêts pour regarder le paysage. De la neige à partir de 45mn de marche. De bonnes chaussures de randonnée avec des “microspikes” ont suffit. Pause au bord du lac dans le petit refuge (beaucoup de neige au sommet et à 12h30 la plupart des abords du lac étaient ombragés à cause de l’orientation). Nous sommes reparties environ 45mn plus tard, en 2h nous étions au parking. Super journée, super randonnée. Sentiers très bien entretenus et accessibles malgré la neige (bien se couvrir et avoir des semelles adaptées).

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