Walking, hiking, and geocaching

Walking, hiking, and geocaching in Vancouver

Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world's most walkable cities. Many of our sidewalks and park trails are accessible to all ages and abilities.

The Vancouver Park Board offers walking, hiking, orienteering, and geocaching classes to all ages and skill levels. Take a lesson, register for a program, or join a drop-in class at a community centre near you.

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is like a high-tech treasure hunt. Using your ;GPS-equipped mobile phone or device, follow clues and coordinates to the geographic location of a cache that someone else has hidden. Geocaching is a great way to discover the city, exercise, and have fun.

Register for recreation programs and services

Our registration and reservation system is easy to navigate and helps you plan, track, and manage all your recreation requests in one place.

If you are a new user, setting up your account is easy with an email address. Just create a password, complete your profile, and you’re ready to go.

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Walkable Vancouver


Greenways for walking and cycling

We design and build safe, nature-rich paths that encourage you to explore Vancouver without using your car through the Greenways program.

Walking in a park

Step out destination walks

Step out and enjoy the many different destination walks Vancouver has to offer.

Great places to walk or hike in Vancouver

Visit Stanley Park

Stanley Park

Vancouver's Stanley Park is a world renowned park and tourist attraction. Learn more about what to see and do in this magnificent green space.

Seawall in Vancouver


Enjoy one of Vancouver's most popular destinations and take advantage of all there is to do and see along the Seawall! Download the map and learn more about this scenic path lining the city waterfront.

Hastings Park Bridge

Gardens and nature walks

Visit the spectacular gardens at Hastings Park: Il Giardino Italiano, the Sanctuary, Momiji Gardens, and Creekway Park. Find links to the Hastings Park Conservancy, which organizes nature walks through the Sanctuary.

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park is home to some of the most beautiful and well maintained gardens in the world and the Celebration Pavillion, a facility perfect for weddings and other special occasions. The park is located at 4600 Cambie St.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Visit VanDusen Botanical Garden located at 5251 Oak Street and be inspired by nature.

All Souls event - Mountain View Cemetery

Tours and events at the cemetery

Mountain View offers an ideal setting to engage with both history and nature. Take in one of our events or walking tours.

Things to know about walking in Vancouver


Walking is the easiest way to get fresh air, stay fit, and explore the City of Vancouver, rated as one of the most walkable cities in the world.

Walking, cycling, and carpooling to school

Almost half of Vancouver's children travel less than a kilometer to school each day in cars. Get ideas and resources to reduce your carbon footprint, while still getting your children safely to school.

Walking safety

Learn about flashing beacon crosswalks, crosswalk signals, and walking safety tips. We are committed to making walking easier and safer in Vancouver.

Walking, hiking, and geocaching resources and organizations

Tourism Vancouver Walkabouts

Hiking Trails

BC Geocaching Association


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