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1,592 mi 2,562 km of trail 36 Recommended Routes

Gems 5 Gems Easy Trails 66 Trails Intermediate Trails 162 Trails Hard Trails 139 Trails
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Gems in British Columbia - 5

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gem Favorite Helmcken Falls

Helmcken Falls

(2) Kamloops, BC
gem Favorite Spahats Falls

Spahats Falls

(3) Chase, BC
gem Favorite The creak.

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

(4) North V…, BC
gem Favorite Takakkaw Falls is stunning from closer up.

Takkakaw Falls

(3) Golden, BC
gem Favorite The Burgess Shale, site of one of the most important fossil discoveries in the world. Unguided groups cannot venture higher in the fossil quarries. Stay on the trail.

Burgess Shale (entrance prohibited)

(1) Golden, BC

Recommended Routes in British Columbia - 31

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Favorite Upper Joffre Lakes.
Intermediate/Difficult

Joffre Lakes

5.9 mi 9.4 km 1,492' Up 454.85 m Up 1,492' Down 454.91 m Down

Pemberton, BC
Favorite Just beyond Happy Camp. Beautiful fall colors.
Difficult

The Chilkoot Trail

33.0 mi 53.1 km 5,805' Up 1769.32 m Up 3,711' Down 1131.15 m Down

Haines, AK
Favorite Climb to Golden Ears
Intermediate/Difficult

Golden Ears Hike

15.3 mi 24.7 km 5,770' Up 1758.78 m Up 5,770' Down 1758.64 m Down

Maple R…, BC
Favorite The Debris Chute.  The search and rescue supply drum can be seen in the foreground.  Crown and Fromme Mountains are in the background
Intermediate

Norvan Falls Loop

11.6 mi 18.7 km 1,407' Up 428.98 m Up 1,409' Down 429.36 m Down

North V…, BC
Favorite View of Garibaldi Lake from Panorama Ridge Trail. Taken around 10am, no wind and reflection of skies on the still lake
Difficult

Panorama Ridge from Cheakamus Lake

19.5 mi 31.4 km 4,700' Up 1432.42 m Up 4,700' Down 1432.43 m Down

Whistler, BC
Favorite Crossing Cairnes Creek on a log bridge. Left to right, Mount Whiteaves in the distance, Mount De Margerie, and Mount Termier. Glaciers and Freshfield Icefield are behind these mountains.
Difficult

Great Divide Trail (GDT)

674.3 mi 1,085.2 km 98,344' Up 29975.4 m Up 99,486' Down 30323.3 m Down

Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite Fall colours on the trail up to Floe Lake.
Difficult

Rockwall

34.2 mi 55.1 km 8,254' Up 2515.76 m Up 7,935' Down 2418.59 m Down

Banff, AB
Favorite A pika near the Presidents
Intermediate/Difficult

Yoho Valley Loop

17.2 mi 27.7 km 2,926' Up 891.99 m Up 2,928' Down 892.44 m Down

Golden, BC

Trails in British Columbia - 331

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13.8 mi 22.2 km #1Berg Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Valemount, BC
Intermediate/Difficult
Valemount, BC
5.8 mi 9.3 km #2Snowbird Pass Route
Difficult
Valemount, BC
Difficult
Valemount, BC
7.3 mi 11.7 km #3Iceline Trail
Intermediate
Golden, BC
Intermediate
Golden, BC
6.0 mi 9.6 km #4Mount Outram Trail
Difficult
Hope, BC
Difficult
Hope, BC
6.2 mi 10.0 km #5Alouette Mountain
Difficult
Maple Ridge, BC
Difficult
Maple Ridge, BC
2.7 mi 4.4 km #6Mumm Basin Route
Intermediate
Valemount, BC
Intermediate
Valemount, BC
7.5 mi 12.1 km #7David Thompson Heritage Trail
Intermediate
Golden, BC
Intermediate
Golden, BC
5.1 mi 8.1 km #8Rainbow-Sproat Flank Trail
Difficult
Whistler, BC
Difficult
Whistler, BC
132.9 mi 213.9 km #9Great Divide Trail - Section C (Kananaskis Lakes to Field)
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
37.3 mi 60.0 km #10North Coast Trail
Difficult
unknown, unknown
Difficult
unknown, unknown
1.8 mi 2.9 km #11Hargreaves Lake Route
Intermediate
Valemount, BC
Intermediate
Valemount, BC
1.4 mi 2.2 km #12Paget Lookout Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
3.5 mi 5.6 km #13Cerise Creek Winter Route (Keith's Hut)
Intermediate
Pemberton, BC
Intermediate
Pemberton, BC
4.1 mi 6.6 km #14Brandywine Mountain Trail
Difficult
Whistler, BC
Difficult
Whistler, BC
118.1 mi 190.0 km #15Great Divide Trail - Section G (North Boundary Trail to Kakwa…
Difficult
Valemount, BC
Difficult
Valemount, BC
2.3 mi 3.6 km #16Dreamweaver Trail
Difficult
North Vancouver, BC
Difficult
North Vancouver, BC
68.5 mi 110.3 km #17Great Divide Trail - Section D (Field to Saskatchewan Crossing)
Difficult
Golden, BC
Difficult
Golden, BC
4.5 mi 7.2 km #18Slollicum Peak Trail
Difficult
Agassiz, BC
Difficult
Agassiz, BC
18.4 mi 29.6 km #19Seven Summits Trail
Difficult
Rossland, BC
Difficult
Rossland, BC
126.4 mi 203.4 km #20Great Divide Trail - Section B (Coleman to Kananaskis Lakes)
Difficult
Sparwood, BC
Difficult
Sparwood, BC

Photos of British Columbia - 405

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Crossing Cairnes Creek on a log bridge. Left to right, Mount Whiteaves in the distance, Mount De Margerie, and Mount Termier. Glaciers and Freshfield Icefield are behind these mountains.
Sep 8, 2018 near Golden, BC
Leaving the gorgeous views from Emerald Basin in Yoho National Park is never easy.
Feb 4, 2017 near Golden, BC
Rainbow over the valley of Berg Lake Trail. Berg Lake (front left), shoulder of Rearguard Mountain (left), and Tatei Ridge in the distance (center). Looking east from the Hargreaves Lake and Glacier Viewpoint.
Oct 7, 2017 near Valemount, BC
A pika near the Presidents
Aug 5, 2017 near Golden, BC
Robson Glacier flowing down from Mt. Robson on the right.
Oct 13, 2017 near Valemount, BC
Mt. Robson, highest in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972, with Berg Glacier (left), Mist Glacier (right), and Berg Lake
Oct 4, 2017 near Valemount, BC
Mt. Robson reflecting into Berg Lake on a clear, still morning
Oct 4, 2017 near Valemount, BC
More alpine wildflowers on Mount Outram trail
Sep 14, 2017 near Hope, BC