Best Winter Hiking Spots in BC | Ebus

Best Winter Hiking Spots in BC

23.01.2020

Group hiking in winter with dog

 

When you think of winter sports, does hiking come to mind? If you’re properly dressed and keen for adventure, winter hiking can be one of the most magical forms of exercise in the cold months. Between the frosted trees and the snow dusted landscape, winter hiking is a beautiful sight. It’s also a great way to burn extra calories because the body is using more energy to stay warm in the cold weather. We’ve researched the best winter hikes in the cities we service.

 

1) Dog Mountain Trail - Vancouver

Dog Mountain Trail in North Vancouver is both a great hiking and snowshoeing spot. Part of Mount Seymour Provincial Park, it’s an easy winter hike with a slight elevation gain. The hike is dog friendly (if you hadn’t guessed already), so you and your pet can enjoy the winter wonderland together. The summit shows a beautiful view of Vancouver – skyscrapers, water, and bustling city life. If you look hard enough, you may even be able to see one of our buses outside our stop at Pacific Central Station!

 

2) Tower Trail – Kamloops

Tower Trail is easy to access through Kenna Cartwright Park, and it displays a lovely view of Kamloops at the top. It has a gradual incline that, of course, increases with difficulty in the winter due to the snow. This is a great 3.4 km hike that will have your calves burning and your mind taking in the natural beauty of Kamloops. It’s also a dog friendly park with off-leash areas, perfect for your furry friend to explore alongside.

 

3) Cedar Mountain Regional Park – Kelowna

Aside from the amazing views at Cedar Mountain Regional Park, you’re also surrounded by local wineries, which would be perfect to warm you up afterwards! The trail ranges from easy to moderate located within the popular Johns Family Nature Conservancy Regional Park. You’ll also see the different layers of rock and minerals that make up the mountains within this preserved ecosystem. Known for its amazing panoramic views and Instagram hotspots, this winter hike will leave you with stunning photo opportunities.

 

4) Rose Valley Regional Park – West Kelowna

This hike within the hills of Kelowna is serene and breathtaking. Surrounding Rose Valley Lake, this moderate hike includes an icy view of the frozen lake – perfect for pondering the wonders of life. You can also sneak views of the Okanagan Lake and Kelowna. This winter hike is only 10 minutes from our West Kelowna stop, so connecting with Ebus afterwards is a breeze!

 

5) Little Mountain Park – Salmon Arm

Have you hiked in the Shuswap yet? Although it’s famous for summer activities such as house boating or chilling on a beach, there are winter hiking spots that bridge the gap for activities in the cold months. This family friendly trail at Little Mountain Park is easy to access and great for beginners, so even if you don’t have the best winter hiking boots, the trail will still be manageable. This winter trail is 8 km long, so you will be burning even more calories on this hike!

 

At Ebus, our number one Core Value is Safety, so be sure to bring lots of water and ensure your cell phone is fully charged before your adventures. It’s also important to make sure you have proper winter hiking gear, especially for the more difficult trails. Remember you can have three (3) bags included in your Ebus luggage allowance, so there’s room to bring your hiking bag in addition to regular luggage. For more information on our stops in these areas, please visit our BC locations page. Happy hiking!