From stunning waterfalls to endless vistas

discover the BEST hiking Vancouver has to offer

  • Something for Everyone

    Something for Everyone

    With over 120 hikes, Hiking Vancouver has a wide variety of trails. From family-friendly walks to difficult scrambles, waterfalls to panoramic views, Vancouver classics to hidden gems, they're all here.

  • Take it with you

    Take it with you

    iPhone, Android, or your favorite eReader - there's a format for every device.

  • All the stats

    All the stats

    Everything you need to know is clearly laid out: difficulty, distance, elevation gain, time needed, dogs allowed, best months to hike & more.

  • Safety and gear info

    Safety and gear info

    If you're new to Vancouver or hiking in general, there is plenty of safety and hiking gear information to get you started.

  • Additional resources

    Additional resources

    Beyond turn-by-turn descriptions, each hike has further information including driving directions to trailhead, Google Maps and more.

  • Low price

    Low price

    At only $8.99 you're saving money and trees compared to a paperback book. Also includes free lifetime updates to future versions of the book.

Customer Testimonials

My wife and I recently visited Vancouver and were looking for information on some local hikes. This book was the perfect introduction to the hikes available to us and also provided more than enough information to choose which hike was appropriate for what we were looking for. Also, when I e-mailed the author with some questions he responded right away and even suggested some information not in the books - e.g., where to eat and other activities that we may want to incorporate into his suggested hikes. We had some great adventures in Vancouver, thanks in part to this book and the author.
- East Coast Hiker ( Review)
Karl Woll, a local hiking enthusiast and author of the e-book The Great Hikes of Vancouver, says hiking is a popular outdoor activity and it’s one with few barriers for tenderfeet who want to get started. “I think one of the unique opportunities in Vancouver is you have so many day hiking opportunities in such close range to an urban environment, that you don’t have in a lot of places in the world,” says Woll.
If you're looking to get some hikes in before the rainy season, I recommend this Vancouver Hikes eBook by @karlwoll
This book is great. I've been on two of the hikes since buying this book. Greatest part is that I can read it on my iPhone so I'll have it with me during my hike - without adding weight.
Amazon Review
Amazon Review

About the Author

Karl Woll, born and raised in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, has been passionately exploring the area’s local mountains over the last decade. He is the creator and editor of the local hiking website, Outdoor Vancouver.

Beyond hiking, Karl fulfills his desire to be in the outdoors by kayaking, cycling, scuba diving, snowboarding, and most frequently, trail running in the same mountains highlighted in his eBooks. An avid runner, Karl spends most weekends exploring the endless North Vancouver trails with his running shoes. Karl also runs many of the local trail races, ranging from 10km to 50mile ultra running events.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should buy the book?

Whether you’re in town visiting for a few days or long time resident of Vancouver, this book is perfect for anyone looking for an overview of hiking around Vancouver.

Hiking Vancouver gives you all the safety tips and intel you need to know about hiking in B.C.. This book gives you an insider’s view of the best local hikes, and everything you need to know to get outside and explore the B.C. wilderness!

What hikes are covered?

The vast majority of the hikes in this book can all be reached within a 2 hour drive from Vancouver and are mostly within Metro Vancouver.  The hikes range from as far west as Vancouver Island, as far north as Lillooet
and as far east as Kamloops.

The hikes in this eBook range from easy walks to difficult scrambles.

There is a wide variety of hikes covered for different regions, difficulty, and seasonality. You’ll be able to find a hike that suits your comfort level, no matter what time of year!

What are the different eBook formats provided?

You will get two file formats when you buy the eBook.

.pdf is one of the oldest eBook formats and the most commonly used. Many software programs on smartphones and desktops can read .pdf files. The chances are your computer and smartphone can open this file without needing to install any additional software.

.epub is an e-book file format that can be downloaded and read on smartphones, tablets, computers, or e-readers. This format it is supported by the largest number of hardware readers. It is widely used on many software readers such as iBooks on iOS and Google Books on Android. But it is NOT readable by the Amazon Kindle e-reader by default.

In summary:

  • PC or Mac — EPUB or PDF
  • iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch — EPUB or PDF
  • Android — EPUB or PDF
  • NOOK, NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet — EPUB
  • Sony Reader and Other eReaders — EPUB
  • Kindle, Kindle Fire and Kindle apps — PDF

If you buy the book from this site, you will get the book in both formats so you can load it onto all your devices. If you buy the book from Amazon, they will provide you the .Mobi version.

How do I load the book onto my device?

The answer will depend on the device you wish to read the book on (ie, Kindle, iPad, Android phone, etc). But it’s not difficult. Buying from this site will give you 2 formats, one of which is guaranteed to work on your device. If you have any questions, please contact me. There is also a helpful breakout of reading eBooks here.

What currency am I charged?

The book is $8.99 Canadian, but you will be charged the equivalent cost in US Dollars. Our payment system uses real-time exchange rates to convert purchases to USD for processing.