8 of Canada’s Best Hiking & Mountain Biking Trails

Bike Sun Peaks, British Columbia

With close to 800m of lift-accessed vertical terrain, Sun Peaks Bike Park has long been considered “cloud nine” for downhill bikers, but, increasingly, there are more varied options and nearly 40 distinct trails have been developed in recent years. As a ski resort, lodgings can also be cheap during the off season.

Best for: Intermediate

How long you need: 3-4 days.

When to go: May-October.

 

Hike Cape Breton National Park, Nova Scotia

26 trails blending canyons, highlands, valleys, and coastal bluffs make this wild region among the best places to hike in Canada. Among the best trails are The Skyline, Franey, or the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail.

Best for: Intermediate.

How long you need: 5 days.

When to go: May to September.

Bike Collingwood, Ontario

Just a couple of hours from Toronto, the lush deciduous forests of Georgian Bay contain some of Canada’s finest single track, downhill, and cross-country trails. Proximity to the ocean also makes for the perfect post-ride refresher.

Best for: Intermediate.

How long you need: 5 days.

When to go: May to September.

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