5 Best Hikes in Canada
1. West Coast Trail, British Columbia
The West Coast Trail, originally called the Dominion Lifesaving Trail, is a 75 km (47 mi) backpacking trail following the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It was built in 1907 to facilitate the rescue of shipwrecked survivors along the coast, part of the treacherous Graveyard of the Pacific. It is now part of the Pacific Rim National Park and is often rated by hiking guides as one of the world’s top hiking trails
2. Skyline Trail, Nova Scotia
The Skyline Trail is a seven-kilometre, looping, hiking trail at Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia, Canada. It lies on the western side of the Cabot Trail, near French Mountain’s summit. This trail is well known for its scenic views, but also for the 2009 fatal coyote assault on Taylor Mitchell
3. Plain of Six Glaciers
Situated in the Canadian Rocky Mountains near Lake Louise in Banff National Park, the Plain of the Six Glaciers is a popular trail that really shows off the beauty of the Rockies. Considered a moderate hike, the out-and-back trail totals 13.8 kilometers.
4.East Coast Trail, Newfoundland
The East Coast Trail is a long-distance coastal footpath located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a developed trail over 300 kilometres long, creation of which began in 1994. It is made up of 26 linked wilderness paths and passes through more than 30 communities
5.Grizzly Lake Trail, Yukon
The route follows the well marked Grizzly Ridge Trail, traversing rocky talus slopes and beautiful alpine meadows, with ever improving views as you get closer to the lake and its entourage of rocky peaks. This hike is an overnight destination (permit required) or can be done as part of a multi-day trip including Divide and Talus Lake. There are also numerous side trips you can do from the lake, including Grizzly Pass and Mount Monolith / Twin Lakes viewpoint.