Walking, hiking, and geocaching

Walking, hiking, and geocaching in Vancouver

Vancouver has many scenic walking and hiking routes so put on some confortable, walking shoes and get out and explore the city.

Geocaching is a great way to discover new areas of the city, get some exercise while you walk or hike to the find the treasures. For geocaching, you will need a handheld GPS devices or a Smart phone with a GPS application. People hide boxes filled with small trinkets at various locations around the city and enter the coordinates on a Geocaching website. You search for the coordinates and follow clues to the exact location of the treasure. If you are new to geocaching, try a class at one of the Vancouver community centres.

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.

Find lessons and classes

Walking and geocaching lessons and classes

Find walking lessons and classes offered at Park Board community centres. Learn to walk without injury, participate in a hike or walking tour, learn about geocaching, and more.

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 safely and responsibly

We are committed to making walking easier and safer. Learn the crosswalk signals and get tips for walking safely and responsibly in Vancouver.

Walking, hiking, and geocaching resources and organizations

Tourism Vancouver Walkabouts

Hiking Trails

BC Geocaching Association


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Last modified: Tue, 15 May 2012 14:32:21

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