From stunning waterfalls to endless vistas
discover the BEST hiking Vancouver has to offer
Only the best
Don't miss out on the most stunning trails Vancouver has to offer. Selected for their magnificent views, variety, and easy access.
Take it with you
iPhone, Android, or your favorite eReader - there's a format for every device.
All the stats
Everything you need to know is clearly laid out: difficulty, distance, elevation gain, time needed, best months to hike & more.
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.
Beyond turn-by-turn descriptions, each hike has further information including official B.C. Parks webpages, Google Maps and more.
At only $4.99 you're saving money and wasted paper over a paperback book.
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.
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.
Download the eBook
As a bonus, we'll provide you all three formats regardless which option you choose. That way, you can load the book on multiple devices. We also include the GPS files for each hike for FREE!
For Smartphone or PC
- If you're not sure about using specific apps on your PC or smartphone, this is the version you want. PDF is readable across a wide-variety of applications, including Adobe Acrobat Reader.
For Kindle Fire or Amazon app
- If you have a Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, or use the Kindle app on your PC or smartphone, this is the version you want.
For any ePub reader
- This file format will work with Kobo, Sony Reader, B&N Nook, Calibre etc. There are plenty of PC and smartphone apps to read this format of the book.
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.
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 endless North Vancouver trails with his running shoes and a bottle full of coconut water. Karl also runs many of the local races, ranging from 10km to 50mile ultra running events.
Download the book. You get all formats and the FREE .gpx files
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 introduction to hiking around Vancouver.
This book 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 hikes covered in this book are: Joffre Lakes, The Stawamus Chief, Garibaldi Lake, Panorama Ridge, Crown Mountain, Norvan Falls, Coliseum Mountain, Mount Seymour, Sendero Diez Vistas and the Howe Sound Crest Trail (which covers St. Mark’s Summit, The Lions, Mount Brunswick, Deeks Lake, etc).
The hikes in this eBook range from moderate to very difficult. Sorry, there are no easy walks in here!
They are selected for their variety in region, 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 formats? Which one should I choose?
You will get all three formats if you buy from this site, regardless which option you choose above.
.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.
.mobi is Amazon’s format, used on Kindle e-readers and the Amazon smartphone and desktop apps.
- PC or Mac — EPUB or PDF
- iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch — EPUB or PDF
- Kindle, Kindle Fire and Kindle apps — MOBI or PDF
- Android — EPUB or PDF
- NOOK, NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet — EPUB
- Sony Reader and Other eReaders — EPUB
If you buy the book from this site, you will get the book in all three formats so you can load it onto all your devices. If you buy the book from an online retailer, they will provide you the book in the format their app supports. For example, if you buy the book from Amazon, they will provide you the .Mobi version. And if you buy the book from Google Books, you will get an .epub.
Where is the best place to buy the book?
This book can be purchased from any of the retailers above. If you are familiar purchasing eBooks with any of them, that will be best so all the books in your digital library are in one place.
However, buying the book directly from this website will give you the the .epub, .pdf, and .mobi formats so you can load the book on multiple devices. AND you will also receive the .gpx (GPS) files for all the hikes for free. The .gpx files are not provided when buying from a retailer.
How do I load the book onto my phone/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 that complicated. Buying from this site will give you 3 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 $4.99 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.