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.

Register for activities

Walkable Vancouver

Greenways for walking, cycling, and rolling

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

Walk Vancouver

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

Great places to walk or hike in Vancouver

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.


Find information about Vancouver’s seawall – where it is, what to see and do along the Seawall, and a map of the Seawall.

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 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

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

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


Vancouver is rated one of the most walkable cities in the world.

School Active Travel Program

Our program seeks to encourage and promote walking, cycling, and rolling to school.

Visibility and safety tips

Know how to stay seen and safe during dark times of day and wet weather.

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


Services for residents with accessibility needs

Accessible city

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