Walking & Hiking

We're fortunate to have so many trails and wilderness areas right on our doorstep, they are the reason many visitors come to our community! Whether you are out for a leisurely stroll on the Seawalk, want to get out on the Spirit Trail, or are looking for something more challenging, there are many beautiful trails in West Vancouver.

If you're heading up the mountains, remember that this is a wilderness area. Dress appropriately, let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return, and help preserve the environment by packing out what you pack in.

Baden Powell Trail

This scenic hiking trail stretches from the head of Burrard Inlet in Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. More Information

Brothers Creek Forestry Heritage Walk

The Forestry Heritage Walk begins at the fire protection road adjacent to 1121 Millstream Road and traverses through a forest which was logged in the early 20th century. More Information

Brothers Creek Trail

The Brothers Creek trailhead is located at the top of Millstream Road, reached via Taylor Way and Eyremont Drive. Watch for a wooden signpost that announces Brothers Creek. More Information

Capilano Pacific Trail

Capilano Pacific Trail starts at the dog walk area of Ambleside Park and follows a path along the river until signs direct you up to Keith Road. More Information

Centennial Seawalk

The popular 1.7-kilometre Centennial Seawalk extends from the bottom of 18th Street to Dundarave Park. More Information

Hollyburn Cabin Area

This backcountry area is for experienced hikers, skiers and snowshoers only. More Information

Lawson Creek Forestry Heritage Walk

A few hundred metres from the trailhead, the remains of Shields Log Dam and Flume Pond remind us how deeply rooted West Vancouver has always been to the forest that surrounds it. More Information

Millstream Trail

This trail provides access to the Brothers Creek Trail, Old Brewis Trail and the Lawson Creek Forestry Heritage Walk. More Information

Old Brewis Trail

Old Brewis Trail travels along the Millstream Trail, through the British Pacific Properties Gate, across a bridge and then north up the mountain. More Information

Seaview Walk

The Seaview Walk has two entrances: across from Gleneagles Golf Course just east of Orchill Road and a steep access trail off Cranley Drive at Nelson Creek. Parking is available. More Information

Spirit Trail

Once complete, the Spirit Trail will connect the communities of Horseshoe Bay and Deep Cove with a continuous, relatively flat pathway for walkers and joggers, cyclists and in-line skaters, and people with mobility aids. More Information

Trans Canada Trail

The Trans Canada Trail is the longest trail of its kind in the world. Spanning approximately 16,000 km, the trail winds its way through every province and territory and connects Canadians from coast to coast to coast. More Information

Whyte Lake Trail

To access Whyte Lake Park, start at Whyte Lake Trail, from Westport Road just south of the Upper Levels Highway at Nelson Canyon. More Information

North Shore Rescue

Avoid getting lost!

Visit North Shore Rescue's website for information on how to prepare before you go, and how to avoid getting lost.

North Shore Rescue

Trail Maps

The most detailed trail maps available can be purchased from a local company called Trail Ventures BC.

Trail Ventures BC

Ballantree Park and Trail Access

Ballantree Park is located near the upper British Properties.

A section of the trail that leads to the park is located on private property (see map).

The property owner has recently installed no trespassing signs.

The District is exploring options to address access to trails and parking adjacent to Ballantree Park.

Trail at Ballantree Park Map

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