North Shore
North Shore

backpacking trails in North Shore

Region in British Columbia, Canada
North Shore Backpacking Map

Vancouver’s North Shore is the perfect blend of urban city meets mountain wilderness. Surrounded by lush, alpine forest, with epic views and three ski resorts here, you can really enjoy the outdoors and the plushy perks of city living.

Encompassing North Vancouver and West Vancouver, the North Shore is a spectacular outdoor playground close to one of the most beautiful cities on earth.

This region is the epicenter of adventure in Vancouver, with options to ski, snowboard, hike or mountain bike along this epic landscape. Within minutes, you can be out of the downtown core and up into the relatively untouched mountains, where adventure is calling.

Here, find the famous twin peaks that dominate the North Shore skyline, often lovingly referred to as “The Lions.” The North Shore is also home to The Coast Mountains, which start on the shore and spread north across the B.C coastline, all the way to Alaska—they remain the tallest mountain range in North America today.

The mountains are the main draw of the area for both locals and travellers alike, where second-growth forests await discovery, alongside rocky beaches in the Burrard Inlet and even pothole lakes, that makes for a refreshing dip up in the peaks of the rocky cliff faces.

Discover the best activities the outdoor haven of the North Shore has to offer with our expert guides. Whether you spend every weekend in these magical mountains or you’re visiting for your first time, 10Adventures has the inside track to help you get moving in the North Shore.

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The best backpacking trails in North Shore

Baden Powell Trail

01. Baden Powell Backpacking Trail

28.3mi 8,031ft 2 days

The Baden Powell Trail is the penultimate hiking route on Vancouver’s North Shore, stretching over… Read More

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