Hike British Columbia

Hope
Revelstoke
Glacier NP
Yoho NP
Whistler

Where:                 Hope, British Columbia
Hike:                     Hope Lookout
Distance:             5km (approx.)
Time:                    2.5-3 hours
Slightly strenuous as there is a lot of uphill, beautiful view over Hope and the river. No problem staying in the car park overnight.

Where:                 Hope, British Columbia
Hike:                     Hope Tunnels
Distance:             As long as you make it
Time:                    As long as you make it
Easy hike on flat terrain. Interesting facts about the railway line and classic river views.

Where:                 Revelstoke, British Columbia
Hike:                     Summit
Distance:             2km
Time:                    1 hour
You are able to drive the road up the mountain in Revelstoke National Park, sometimes it is tricky to find a parking spot. You can walk approximately 1km to the summit for great views and several additional small trails. The hike is easy and there is an option to take the (free) shuttle bus if you just want the views.

Where:                 Revelstoke, British Columbia
Hike:                     Skunk Cabbage Trail
Distance:             1.2km
Time:                    40 mins
A flat, looped boardwalk trail which is an easy hike, a good break from driving the Trans Canada Highway.

Where:                 Revelstoke, British Columbia
Hike:                     Giant Cedars
Distance:             0.5km
Time:                    30 mins
A flat, looped boardwalk trail which is an easy hike, a good break from driving the Trans Canada Highway.

Where:                 Glacier NP, British Columbia
Hike:                     Glacier Crest Trail
Distance:             11.4 km
Time:                    6 hours
958m elevation gain, steep trail onto ridge with panoramic views of Glacier and valleys below. It is a difficult trail with plenty of uphill.

Where:                 Glacier NP, British Columbia
Hike:                     Balu Pass
Distance:             12.8 km
Time:                    4 hours
788m elevation gain, one of the best trails! Moderate up hill climb in a stunning valley, with wildflowers and butterflies in summer. Walk a little bit farther after reaching the end of the trail, and you will see incredible mountain views.

Where:                 Yoho NP, British Columbia
Hike:                     Emerald Lake to Yoho Lake
Distance:             16 km
Time:                    6-8 hours
530m elevation gain, Emerald lake is picturesque yet touristy but you don’t have to walk far for solitude. The climb up the switchbacks is tough and intense, there is a gorgeous waterfall followed by a fairly easy hike to Yoho Lake.

Where:                 Yoho NP, British Columbia
Hike:                     Iceline Trail
Distance:             20 km
Time:                    8 hours
710m elevation gain, wonderful loop trail with tough terrain, start early and enjoy.

Where:                 Whistler, British Columbia
Hike:                     Panorama Ridge
Distance:             30 km
Time:                    9-12 Hours
The elevation for this hike is a colossal 1563m, that coupled with the distance makes it a tough venture all round. Make sure to start early (6.30) and you will have the views from the ridge to yourself, leave any later and you will have plenty of company, it is a popular hike. Take a water filter or purifying tablets and drink plenty to avoid dehydration, it is scorching in the summer. The last part of the hike out feels as if it will never end, you will be so pleased when it finally does! The car park says not to stay overnight in it, but just as a hint, people do park there overnight as there are multi day hikes in the area.

Where:                 Whistler, British Columbia
Hike:                     Skywalk
Distance:             20 km
Time:                    8-11 Hours
This is a relatively new trail which makes for difficultly finding accurate information and the specific trail route, the hike felt a lot longer than 20km. You need to constantly look out for the trail markers, they are regular, which is helpful, but it is still easy to take a wrong turn.

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