With the tourist season coming, I decided to make some of my most popular posts about great bike routes in and around Vancouver easier to find. So I have created a page devoted to Vancouver cycling.
Great bike rides in and around Vancouver
Vancouver cycling - great bike rides in and around Vancouver
Guide plus Video of some of the finest Vancouver cycling. The Prospect Point bike trail is an off-road trail in the heart of Vancouver’s Stanley Park. It goes from the car park at Second Beach Pool, all the way up to Prospect Point, the highest point in Stanley Park. There you can enjoy stunning views of North and West Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet.
Vancouver cycling offers spectacular, scenic bike rides in and around Vancouver for all. This is the first in a series of guides and videos to show you some of the best Vancouver bike rides – whether you are on vacation or stay-cation, Vancouver cycling offers something for you!
Here is a guide to the Lochside Trail, a flat, largely off-road trail on Vancouver Island that takes you all the way from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to the beautiful city of Victoria. Includes photos and videos.
It’s time to start planning some bike touring. How about a Gulf Island getaway? Salt Spring Island is a great place for bike touring – and here’s a Gulf Island bed and breakfast that actually rewards you for being a cyclist!
The Vancouver Park Board has unanimously approved a plan to widen the sidewalks along both sides of the Stanley Park Causeway to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. This ambitious plan was partly in response to the death of a 61-year-old woman cyclist in 2013. It was also in response to all of the activism that followed. It is a long overdue move – but on the plus side, it is a giant step forward in providing safe cycling infrastructure to Vancouver residents.
Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park offers fun, safe cycling in a beautiful, lakeside environment – right in the heart of Burnaby. It’s safe and fun for the whole family. Our post includes a guide and two videos.
The Osprey Loop in Pitt Meadows, BC, is a dog friendly trail that is also perfect for safe, scenic family cycling, just 30 minutes east of Vancouver. It’s great for walking and cycling with your family and your dogs.
Vancouver bike routes are being developed and made safer by Mayor Gregor Robertson and his Vision Vancouver team. Businesses complain that they have lost parking – but this is a lie. There is a SURPLUS of parking in downtown Vancouver.
The City of Vancouver just keeps on improving the cycling infrastructure, making life safer and more fun for everyone who bikes in the city. Read about Great Bike Rides in and Around Vancouver Here – Vancouver Cycling Here’s a video about the new walk and bike Burrard Bridge approach from Kitsilano via York St. The […]
Vancouver’s Seaside Bike Route is safe and fun for the whole family, offering spectacular views and an endless array of fun things to do!
Vancouver’s Seaside Bike Route runs along Vancouver’s Seawall. It is a multi-use recreational route, located in the downtown core of Vancouver, BC, Canada.
This is a guide to the Shoreline Trail in Rocky Point Park, Port Moody, BC, Canada. This trail offers a pleasant, flat, family bike ride or walk, with beautiful scenery and clear signposting. Facilities include restaurants, food vendors, children’s play parks, a water park, and washrooms at both ends of the trail.
The Barnet Highway Bike Lane connects Burnaby and Port Moody in BC, Canada. It’s a wide bike lane on the side of a highway. It’s not separated, so it is not safe in bad weather or after dark. However, I enjoy the Barnet Highway bike lane for cycling training and working on my hill climbing abilities while enjoying amazing views and scenery.
Springboard Trail in Belcarra Park is only 8 km long, but it’s set in beautiful unspoiled forest, with a hardened surface so you can get some speed up if you want. I would call it the perfect place for a training ride, as there’s a very, very long uphill from the lake. On the other hand, coming back it’s all downhill, which is a lot of fun too.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has many cycling and hiking trails. They all offer fairly easy cycling that is suitable for the whole family. I have cycled there with family members ranging in age from 10 to 71. Head out there for a peaceful bike ride under majestic trees.
There are a whole range of trails in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. The reserve offers a range of trails for all levels of cyclists. Beginners can choose to cycle along the broad, paved Seymour Valley Trailway. For the more advanced, there are some very advanced mountain bike trails.
Vancouver has been accused of having a dull, grey cycling monoculture. Nothing could be further from the truth! In Vancouver the cyclists are as diverse as the population. Vancouver cycling culture is vibrant and colorful.
The Central Valley Greenway runs from New Westminster to Vancouver, via Burnaby. It’s a wonderful cycle route, much used and loved by thousands of BC Lower Mainland cyclists. But wow, it is a route of extremes, with many sublime parts, and some horrible bits, as described in a previous post. In response to some debate […]
The Central Valley Greenway runs from the New Westminster Quay, via Burnaby, to Science World in Vancouver – a total distance of 24 km. It is marvelously ambitious; hinting at a wonderful future when commuting by bike could be easy and safe for a wide range of cyclists – from kids to seniors, and everyone in between. Unfortunately, it still has some major problems.