East of Vancouver
The metropolis of Vancouver is ever-growing and expanding, so it’s no surprise that East of Vancouver is the new hotspot for outdoor adventure travel—and now is the perfect time to explore. Consisting of Coquitlam and Maple Ridge, the East of Vancouver area is home to multiple popular parks: Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, Golden Ears, Widgeon Valley National Wildlife Area, Belcarra Regional Park, Minnekhada Regional Park and plenty more.
Set in the Coquitlam and Eagle mountain ranges, East of Vancouver is visually stunning, capturing the hearts of locals and travellers alike. But more than that, it’s filled with outdoor adventure options. Hiking is the crown jewel in this area with multiple alpine peaks to conquer, but there are also epic mountain biking trails, rock climbing scrambles and pristine, crystal-clear lakes for kayaking expeditions.
For a day visit from Vancouver, easily hop on the new Evergreen SkyTrain Extension to explore the outdoor paradise East of Vancouver. True to its ‘city life meets wildlife’ tag line, explore the surrounding metropolitan cities post hike to enjoy boutique shopping, lauded restaurants and entertainment options. East of Vancouver is also a popular wildlife spotting area, home to black bears, beavers, cougars and Great Blue herons—all you have to do is hit the trails to experience a close encounter.
Ready to start planning your visit to East of Vancouver today? Explore our route guides below, curated by locals to provide the best insider information. Enjoy the ease of planning, since we’ve taken out all the guess work!Read More