Guide to Mount Gardner Hikes | Bowen Island

Guide to Mount Gardner Hikes

If you’re looking for an outstanding day trip from Vancouver complete with hiking opportunities that offer stunning views of Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast, West Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver, UBC, Burrard Inlet and Mount Baker, then a hike up Mount Gardner on Bowen Island is a must.

Did you know that Mount Gardner has over 21 kilometres of hiking trails?

Mount Gardner Guide Book coverWhile some hikers may be familiar with ‘The Classic’ popular route to the north summit, many don’t realize that with over 21 kilometres of trails, Mount Gardner offers almost endless hiking possibilities.

The Complete Guide to Hiking Mount Gardner on Bowen Island, by Outdoor Therapy provides hikers with helpful information for navigating the trails of Mount Gardner.

This PDF guide includes:

An introduction that outlines what conditions to expect on the trails, the highlights, relevant information about trail names, signage and trail markers.

A detailed, color-coded overview map (and a printer-friendly version!) of all Mount Gardner’s trails. This map includes trail names and trail segment distances to help you better understand where you’re going and how far you’re hiking.

Trailhead information. The book contains detailed maps and instructions for walking, driving or taking public transit to Mount Gardner’s trailheads.

Featured hiking routes. Unique to this guide are twelve featured hiking routes that will guide you to different areas of Mount Gardner.

Check these out if you’re interested in experiencing more than “The Classic” hike to the north summit.

The “Featured Routes at a Glance” comparison table allows hikers to quickly asses and compare each of the featured routes.

Each Featured Route section contains:

  • A detailed map including trail segment distances.
  • An elevation profile for the hike

Statistics for each route including:

  • Distance
  • Difficulty
  • Estimated time needed
  • Trailhead
  • Elevation gain
  • Elevation lost
  • The highest point
  • Maximum uphill slope
  • Maximum downhill slope
  • Average uphill slope
  • Average downhill slope
  • A link to the route in Google Maps

If you’re interested, find out more about the guide here.

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