The Best Beginner Hikes in British Columbia, According to a Top Adventure Photographer
There are so many easy hikes in BC that can give you breathtaking views without all the work. Luckily, renowned adventure photographer Ben Prescott told Narcity the best hikes in BC to explore if you’re a beginner or just don’t feel like exercising.
Prescott’s Instagram, @itsbigben, is full of legendary views and images of steep cliffs surrounded by mountains. You can tell at a glance that he is a thrill seeker at heart.
However, not everyone wants to get their blood pumping on a hike, so they need easier options that will still be filled with stunning scenery.
Some views you can’t get without working — but you can always head over to Prescott’s Instagram page to see them. With 414,000 followers on the social media platform, it’s clear a lot of people are getting their fill of adventures from him.
He also travels the world, sharing views from his travels to Dubai, the United States and even New Zealand.
There’s nothing quite like hiking in British Columbia, so here are three easy hikes Prescott recommends doing this summer.
Address: Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, BC
Why you need to go: This popular hike is 3.4 kilometers long and takes you to a bright green lake. On a hot summer day, you can cool off in the water before heading home.
Lynn Canyon Loop
Address: North Vancouver, BC
Why you need to go: Lynn Canyon Park is right in North Vancouver, making it the perfect afternoon adventure. During this 2.6 kilometer hike, you can enjoy the lush greenery and massive trees that surround you. Also, there is a beautiful cove next to which you can walk.
Golden Creek Falls
Address: Golden Ears Provincial Park, BC
Why you need to go: In just two hours, you can complete this 5.5 kilometer trip and feel like you’ve been on the other side of the world. This provincial park is full of great hikes, so you can explore the surrounding area if you want something more challenging later.