If you were asked what Vancouver is most known for you’d probably say the rain. But, as many locals know it’s our beautiful landscape that keeps tourists coming back. North Vancouver is in the perfect location to discover some of the cities’ most breathtaking sceneries. These hikes are free and a great way to enjoy some fun while experiencing the outdoors. Here are two hikes you can go on during your next visit to North Van:
If you wanted to see all of North Vancouver in its entirety, then Quarry Rock is your place. An easy 25-minute hike takes you to the peak where giant rocks lay for you to sit back and enjoy the view. Located in Deep Cove, which resides at the foot of Mount Seymour, Quarry Rock gives you a full view of the Indian Arm.The Indian Arm is a glacial fjord that was formed during the latest ice age, resulting in a beautiful waterway split between a small island of rock. This makes the perfect hike for a picnic as it’s an easy walk up, provides plenty of space to lay a blanket and has a killer view. While you’re there, check out Deep Cove’s unique gift shops and cafes, which create a small town feel in such a big city.
No matter what season you’re visiting Vancouver in, there’s always something to do at Grouse Mountain. The ‘Grouse Grind’ is a popular hike which takes you to the Grouse Mountain Ski Resort located in the mountain’s peak (1,200 m in altitude). This hike is rather intense, as it features 2.9 Km of climbing stairs. However, when you do make it to the peak you will more than happy with the lineup of entertainment including lumberjack shows, birds of prey demonstration, and scenic chairlift. Grouse Mountain is also open for snow sports during the winter season and a gondola is available for those winter months and for whoever doesn’t wish to partake in the Grouse Grind hike.
Comfort Inn & Suites North Vancouver is the place to stay with comfortable, affordable rooms available. We’re located in the heart of North Vancouver which means we’re close to many popular attractions and outdoor activities. Let our helpful staff assist you with transportation or answer any questions you may have!