Mountain Biking, Vancouver, Whistler, BC






Mountain Biking in British Columbia

Mountain Biking in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains


The Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region of British Columbia, Canada, is the really hot bed for mountain biking in BC. There are very active clubs and bike shops throughout this area, meaning there are many mountain biking trails for your riding pleasure.

In West Vancouver, Cypress Mountain is the place to go. Most of the mountain biking trails here are difficult, so be prepared. They include No Stairs Allowed, Panorama, My Friend the Stupid Grouse, BLT, Sex Boy and Fern Trail.

On the North Shore is Grouse Mountain, and a network of excellent tracks. They include The Full Grouse Mountain Experience, Mount Seymour Trails, Seymour's Easier Routes and Mount Seymour Magic. The trails on Grouse Mountain are well known in British Columbia and definitely live up to their reputation.

Burnaby Mountain/Simon Fraser University Trails is the perfect place to learn about the joys of technical single track mountain biking and there are many different paths to follow and enjoy.

The Mission Abbotsford area has The Buttafouco/McKee Peak Trails, Red Mountain, St. Mary Ann/Glen's Gift, Vedder Mountain, and the Race Loop.

Located north of Maple Ridge, is Golden Ears Provincial Park and the Alouette Lake Area Trails. This park features mature second growth forest and the trails have a west coast feel without the steep climbs and fast down hills. The East Canyon Trail can prove to be technically difficult but the Alouette Mountain Fire Access Road is great for family outings.

Powell River and area, located on the Sunshine Coast, has excellent mountain biking. Some of the most popular trails around are Bunster Hills Loop, Mud Lake Trail System, Suicide Creek Loop, Elephant Lake Loop and Texada Island. Along the lower section of the Sunshine Coast you'll enjoy riding Lower and Upper Chapman, The 3 Steps, the Mexican Jumping Bean, Beyond Hydroline, and Hagen's Trail/Gray Creek Road.

The area that leads from West Vancouver to Squamish, Whistler and D'Arcy, the Sea to Sky Highway and surrounding regions are truly a mountain biker's dream come true. In progress is a Sea to Sky Trail, where the views are superb and the terrain is typical coastal mountain riding. For updates and information on completed sections of this trail contact Sea to Sky Trail Society at (604) 892-5467 or the Whistler Resort Association at 1-800-944-7853.

In and around Squamish are mountains and valleys that are meant for mountain biking including Diamond Head Alpine Trail, The Cheekeye Loop and the Four Lakes Trail.

Whistler, BC's world famous ski resort, is also well known for the mountain biking in the area. The views are awesome and the network of old logging roads will take you to the backcountry. When looking for moderate to difficult riding, there's the West Side Trail System. Other great biking areas include Green Lake/Parkhurst, Ancient Cedars/Cougar Mountain and Whistler Interpretive Forest where there are a number of trails you can follow.

In the Pemberton area, try Mosquito Lake, it's moderate to technically difficult. For an easier trail there's the Birkenhead Lake Loop, while Blowdown Creek is a more challenging and difficult. Be safe, have fun!


Adventures & Suppliers in Vancouver Coast & Mountains:

Highland Cream Resort: Our 3 fully equipped 3 & 4 bedroom chalets with hot tubs overlook Gun Lake, 190km north of Vancouver & 2-hours north of Whistler. Rent includes a canoe, kayak, windsurfer paddle boat, & aluminum boat with motor. All you need is food, drink, & an adventurous sp... more
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ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Tourism Harrison Hot Springs: Nestled against the mountains & sandy beaches of Harrison Lake there’s entertainment & fun for all ages. Enjoy a refreshing dip, explore the lake, indulge in a circle farm tour, arts festivals, fine dining or spa services. Our accommodation options make it a... more
Tyaughton Vacation Rentals: 2.5 hours north of Whistler, we are located in the mountains on Tyaughton Lake. There are endless winter and summer adventures from hiking, fishing, and horseback riding -- to skiing, snowmobiling, and more. Join us for a weekend getaway, or family vacation. more


The best way to cycle and to have complete up to date information on trails is to join a cycle club. For information on clubs, activities, rules and regulations contact the Cycling BC office at (604) 737-3034 or visit their web site click here.

For a list of local bike shops, contact the local Chamber of Commerce in each town, they will be pleased to help you out. When out mountain biking the most important thing is to be safe, have fun and respect private property.

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