The Best Bike Paths in Vancouver

  • Make the most of your May long weekend, and spend Monday, May 21st doing what Vancouverites do best: enjoying beautiful BC by bike. While the Stanley Park seawall is probably the most famous (along with your daily commute), here are our favourite biking trails around Vancouver.

    The Best Vancouver Parkland Bike Trails

    Queen Elizabeth Park – VanDusen Botanical Gardens

    For an easy pedal around the park through lush gardens, take either the Midtown/Ridgeway or Ontario Street bike paths to Queen E. Park. Ride past the Quarry Gardens, the arboretum, and Bloedel Conservatory, then head west along 37th Avenue towards the VanDusen Botanical Garden’.

    Jericho Beach – UBC – Pacific Spirit Regional Park

    Start at Jericho Beach and pedal along the Spanish Banks for views of English Bay, the mountains, and the staple summer volleyball game on the beachside courts. Head up to the UBC campus, stop at Wreck Beach and circle around through Pacific Spirit Regional Park, featuring unpaved paths through lush forests and bog.

    Burnaby Mountain Trails

    A variety of trails on the east side of Burnaby Mountain range from beginning to pro for a solid experience on dirt paths that wind up and down hills through a beautiful wooded landscape.

    The Best Cityscape Bike Trails

    The Arbutus Greenway

    For another dose of green in the ‘inner city’, follow the inactive rail line once owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway for a 9 km jaunt from False Creek all the way to the Fraser River.

    Hastings Park

    Fun for kids, this network of cycling trails meanders along through Hastings Park, past the Italian Gardens, Celebration Plaza, the Sanctuary, PNE and Playland.

    Ridgeway Greenway – Public Art Trail

    The 12 km loop from Queen Elizabeth Park to Central Park in Burnaby takes you through numerous parks and past public artworks for a ground-level tour of some of the coolest spots our city has to offer.

    Sunset Beach – False Creek – Kitsilano Beach

    The 11 km seaside bike route runs past beaches, Science World, and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Stop in at Granville Island to refuel with some of the best food in the city, and end at Kitsilano’s favourite playground: Kits Beach.

    Central Valley Greenway

    This intense, 24 km bike route connects downtown Vancouver with Burnaby and New Westminster, leading you through historic neighbourhoods, along the water, and through parkland. You’ll experience a little bit of everything biking this path that starts at Science World on False Creek, curves through bustling Commercial Drive, goes along Trout Lake, through Burnaby, and ends at the cafe district of the New Westminster Quay.

     

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