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  • Published on Oct 27, 2015
    Top 10 Hikes in BC

    In addition to the breathtaking scenery and rich culture, British Columbia’s incredible hiking trails are a major contributor to the world-renown tourism. Nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts alike travel from all over to visit this beautiful region for both personal hiking challenges and leisurely strolls. Located on the coast of the north Pacific, British Columbia is home to both the beach and the mountains and has trails on each! Whatever type of hiking you’re after, BC is sure to have it. Here’s a list of the top 10 trails in the BC area that will have you planning your trip today!


    1. West Coast Trail 

    This particular trail brings in hikers from all over the world. Both challenging and picturesque, the West Coast Trail is internationally acclaimed. This trail is surrounded by breathtaking sights of the Pacific Coast Mountains that make any challenge worth enduring. The trail also includes striking beach views as well as a coastal temperate rainforest, debuting British Columbia’s multifaceted climate. If you’re wanting a challenging, lengthy, and lovely hike, this is the trail for you!


    2. Berg Lake Trail 

    Canadian countryside is known for its vibrant aqua silt-laden, glacier lakes. Berg Lake Trail, located in Mt. Robson Provincial Park, is a trail around one such lake. Berg Lake Trail is said to be world-renown calibre hiking. Since the trail is tucked between two glaciers, hikers occasionally see snow mounds break off and cascade into the lake below. If you are wanting a true glimpse into Canadian landscape, look no further than Berg Lake Trail at Mt. Robson Provincial Park.


    3. Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

    Located along coastal Pacific Rim, the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is known for providing wildlife sighting, rugged terrain, and sounds of the rolling tide to keep you company. Named after the Juan de Fuca strait, on which it’s located, this trail is most enjoyable when stretched out over multiple days. This trail was created in 1994 to commemorate the Victoria Commonwealth Games, and it is noted that it’s accessibility can be enjoyed by everyone and its incomparable beauty is an appropriate tribute to the games.


    4. Galloping Goose Trail

    If you’re wanting to get a good feel for British Columbia overall, this is the trail for you! The Galloping Goose Trail is accessible for hikers and bikers alike. This trail journeys through rural, urban, and wilderness settings allowing its users to get a full British Columbian experience as they trek through 7 different towns. Get a true feel for the countryside on the Galloping Goose Trail.


    5. Rainbow Range Trail

    This trail is perfect for a simple day hike. The estimated time is between 2-3 hours and the views are said to be spectacular. This trail is the fastest route to the alpine and feeds into an alpine lake. It’s vibrant color pallet and idyllic views make it no surprise that it was listed in British Columbia’s 50th Anniversary Issue article, “50 Things To Do In BC Before You Die”. If you are wanting an outdoors experience but don’t want to forfeit an entire day, Rainbow Range Trail is just the trail for you.


    6. Sunshine Coast Trail 

    Sunshine Coast Trail is littered with rivers, creeks, and coastal vantage points and will have more than the altitude taking your breath away. This 180KM trail winds through old growth forests, down to beaches and up to mountain tops, all spreading along the Powell River’s countryside. There’s really nothing that this trail doesn’t offer!


    7. Lost Lake Trail 

    Here’s a trail that the entire family can enjoy! Estimated at an hour and a half, the Lost Lake Trail is a 5KM jaunt that is both accessible and beautiful. Tucked behind a curtain of pine trees, the trail circles the lake after which it’s named. Traversing along the lakeshore with a backdrop of Canadian pine trees will leave you and your loved ones with picture perfect memories.


    8. Rockwall Trail 

    Located in Kootenay National Park, the Rockwall Trail is one of the most highly acclaimed multi-day hikes in the world. The trail gets its name from the massive limestone wall that climbers scale. Its carpet of wildflowers and alpine scenery make this hike equally difficult and picturesque. Also, if you begin your hike at the south end, you are in for a treat! Helmet Creek is tucked along the north end of the trail and spills into Helmet Falls, which is one of the highest waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies. This trail is challenging, but the Helmet Falls provide quite the incentive for its ontakers.


    9.Galena Trail

    This trail is build atop an old rail bed and is set beneath towering pines that shade the wide trail. Galena’s 7.1KM trail is enjoyed by both hikers and bikers and is trickled with old rail ties that are used for conservative bike tricks and stunts. The main feature of this trail is the cable car crossing over Carpenter Creek. One bike is permitted to cross at a time which may make for a bit of a line, but with a babbling brook below and the aroma of alpine in the air, visitors don’t seem to mind waiting.


    10.Silver King Basin Trail

    This historic trail follows an old road that was once used by miners and feeds into an old mining camp. Set back in the Babine Mountain Provincial Park, this trail is an easy grade through an alpine forest. The Silver King Basin overlooks a field of mountain wildflowers that vibrantly accent the mountainous backdrop. Rich with history and scenery, this trail is nothing short of spectacular!

    Triangle RV Center

    We can write about these trails all day, but you really need to see them for yourself to get the full experience! Start planning your trip to BC today. While you’re in the neighborhood, stop in and see us at Triangle RV. We would love to help make your Canadian trip the experience of a lifetime!

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