British Columbia has mountains and route options that would keep even the most avid hiker busy for a lifetime. Vancouver is a phenomenal jumping off point for accessing hikes and walks of your choice. There is something for everyone, trails that range from easy to difficult. You can strike out for the day with a lunch, or take a pack and go for an overnight or longer. Step out into Vancouver’s big backyard and experience panoramic views, crystal glacial lakes, thick rainforest, waterfalls and alpine scenery. Let us find you a trail that suits your expectations and fitness level so that you can explore all that our big backyard has to offer.


We work with you to identify a self-guided hike experience in Vancouver’s Big Backyard that best aligns with your experience level and expectations. We focus on hikes and walks along Vancouver’s North Shore, the Sea-to-Sky highway (Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton), as well as the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island.  We are confident that we can find an incredible route for you within a few hours drive of the city.  We match your skill level, budget and your ideal schedule with our our knowledge of ideal routes, days required, and prevailing weather.  We can suggest day hikes, overnight hikes or multi-day hikes.  And you decide if you want to camp, or base yourself in a hotel/B&B.

Then, with you, we develop:

  • a plan and schedule,
  • ideal route that everyone agrees upon,
  • menu planning and food,
  • gear selection, transportation logistics

Take our Hiking Experience Evaluator and give us a sense of the trip you are looking to build.

Sample Trips:
Carmanagh Valley (Vancouver Island)
Manning Park (Fraser River Valley)
Stein Valley (Pemberton area)
Gambier Island
(Howe Sound)
Della Falls (Vancouver Island)


Plan your Dam Good Trip