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

Greenway

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

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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

Seawall

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, a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world.

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

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

School Active Travel Planning

The School Active Travel Planning program seeks to encourage and promote walking and cycling to school.

Visibility and safety tips

Make sure you know how to stay seen and safe during dark times of day and wet weather with our visibility and safety tips.

Signs, signals, and regulations

Recognize the signs and signals used in Vancouver and know the regulations that help keep everyone safe.

Walking, hiking, and geocaching resources and organizations

Tourism Vancouver Walkabouts

Hiking Trails

BC Geocaching Association

Geocaching.com

Services for residents with accessibility needs

Coal Harbour sidewalks

Accessible city

We are committed to removing barriers and creating equal opportunities for all residents.

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