Hiking in Vancouver July 2019

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sad2
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Hiking in Vancouver July 2019

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I know there are a lot of hikers here, so I thought I’d ask.

I'll be meeting my parents in Vancouver for four days prior to their departure on an Alaskan cruise.

I’m looking for hiking recommendations.

I'll be staying near the Stanley Park area (English Bay).

I may not have a rental car.

Hikes can be up to 26 miles RT and less than 5,000 feet elevation gain.
Shorter hikes are fine also. 6-12 miles and 3000 feet gain.

Some initial research indicates


17. Grouse Mountain hike
20. Vancouver Lookout
21. Mt. Seymour hike
23. Capilano Suspension Bridge

Any recommendations from the Boglehead community?

This will be my first time to Vancouver and altitude will not be an issue as I regularly hike in CO over 8000 feet.

Other recommendations in the area outside of hiking?
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Re: Hiking in Vancouver July 2019

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I have never been there but I remember a Vancouver resident say Golden Ears Provincial Park was close to the city, very nice and (at least when he was there) not at all crowded.
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I was just a visitor to Vancouver, and Grouse Mtn and Capilano were great, but you might take a look at these hikes. The Sea to Sky Gondola was amazing.
https://www.seatoskygondola.com/adventures/hiking
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Re: Hiking in Vancouver July 2019

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Black Tusk

Think it's near the upper end of your requirements, but well worth it.
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Capilano, did many years back before kids.

Enjoyed it. These days, your "shorter hikes" are more my longer ones :D

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Re: Hiking in Vancouver July 2019

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I appreciate the suggestions.
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