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View of Cypress Mountain and Grouse Mountain on the North Shore from Coal Harbour in Downtown Vancouver

Welcome to the North Shore region of the Lower Mainland!

Spanning from the Howe Sound near Horseshoe Bay all the way to Deep Cove on the West side of the Indian Arm, this area is divided into the cities of West Vancouver, North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver. Popular trails include the Seymour Valley Trailway, the BCMC trail, and the historic Baden Powell trail. Almost anywhere will offer awesome views of the Downtown core, the Burrard Inlet and Stanley Park as well as South West across English Bay towards Nanaimo.

* Please note: Many North Shore hiking trails are seasonal due to the ski season restrictions, limited daylight and heavy snowfall during winter months. Also, because of the higher elevation in most areas of the North Shore, many trails may receive extreme weather at any given time of the year.


North Shore Hiking Trails 

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BCMC Trail 3.0 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may contain steep areas. 
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Baden Powell Trail 42.5 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be used for biking.This trail may contain steep areas. 
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Beacon Lane Trail 1.0 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may be used for a quick and convenient workout. 
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Black Mountain Loop 2.5 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Black Mountain Winter Trail 2.5 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may contain steep areas.This trail may be hiked during Winter. Snowshoes may be required. 
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Bowen Lookout Winter Trail 1.5 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may be hiked during Winter. Snowshoes may be required. 
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Cabin Lake Trail 1.0 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Capilano Pacific Trail 5.3 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may contain steep areas. 
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Dog Mountain Trail 2.35 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may be hiked during Winter. Snowshoes may be required. 
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Elsay Lake Trail 8.24 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may contain steep areas. 
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First Lake Loop 2.5 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may be hiked during Winter. Snowshoes may be required. 
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Four Lakes Loop 7.2 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Grouse Grind 2.9 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may contain steep areas. 
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Hollyburn Peak Trail 2.9 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may contain steep areas.This trail may be hiked during Winter. Snowshoes may be required. 
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Horse Trail Loop 2.5 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Howe Sound Crest Trail 28.5 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may contain steep areas. 
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Juniper Loop 0.6 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Juniper Point Trail North 0.8 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms. 
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Juniper Point Trail South 0.5 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms. 
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Lynn Loop Trail 4 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may contain steep areas. 
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Lynn Peak Trail 4.3 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may contain steep areas. 
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Mt Seymour Trail 4 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Mushroom Parking Lot 0.75 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Mystery Lake 1.5 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Norvan Falls Trail 7.2 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Old Buck Trail 4.7 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Old Cabin 0.5 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Perimeter Trail Mt Seymour 3.3 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Quarry Rock Trail 1.5 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may contain steep areas. 
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Seymour Valley Trailway 11.5 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be used for biking. 
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Shore Pine Trail 0.7 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Skyline Trail 7.8 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Spirit Trail Phase One 2.66 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be used for biking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms. 
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Trans Canada Trail North Vancouver 7.75 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be used for biking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may contain steep areas. 
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Trans Canada Trail West Vancouver 24.7 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be used for biking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may contain steep areas. 
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Valley Trail 1.0 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Varley Trail 1.35 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may be used for a quick and convenient workout. 
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West Vancouver Seawall 1.75 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may be used for a quick and convenient workout. 
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Whyte Lake Trail 1.45 km This trail may be used for hiking. 
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Yew Lake Loop 1.8 km This trail may be used for hiking.This trail may be equipped with or connects to a trail with public restrooms.This trail may be used for a quick and convenient workout. 
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Legend

"Interesting Facts" Source: 2006 Census, Statistics Canada, Wikipedia, Environment Canada

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Interesting Facts
  • The North Shore contains many mountains including Cypress, Black, Grouse and Seymour mountains.

  • Because of the higher elevation, the North Shore receives a higher amount of precipation than much of the Lower Mainland.

  • The top elevation is on Cypress Mountain at 1,440 metres (4720 feet)

  • Grouse Mountain is home to the Grouse Grind Mountain Run; a competition held every summer.

  • In 2009, work began on the North Shore Spirit Trail Greenway to connect Deep Cove in North Vancouver with Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. The trail provides a continuous and accessible connection to cyclists, walkers and hikers.

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