Lake Lovely Water is a steep 1150m climb over 6.5km to an amazing serene lake in the Tantalus Range. You do also have the option of flying in if you don't want to hike up.
We had planned to do Mount Assiniboine as a 53km thru-hike over 6 days with a number of days hikes in between, making the total nearly 130km. In order to do this as a one-way hike, we arranged rides both to start at Sunshine Village and to end at Mount Shark. [...]
Watersprite Lake is a beautiful day or overnight hike about 2 hours from Vancouver. It's a 17km round trip with 660m elevation gain.
We had actually planned to do the Howe Sound Crest Trail the weekend before and even gotten 5km into it but quit due to an unbelievable amount of bugs. You couldn't even keep your mouth or eyes open without bugs constantly flying into them. There was also still a ton of smoke from forest [...]
The best camping on the Indian arm is at Granite Falls, it's 18km and between 3-6 hours one way. It's a beautiful paddle that ends at a large waterfall.
We had limited time so we only did the first 9km portion of the Juan de Fuca trail to Bear Beach and back again.
This was our first time up there and while it was beautiful, it was very sad to see how much garbage had been left by people on the trail and lakeside. If you do decide to take the trip up there, please pack out all of your garbage.
Wedgemount Lake is a difficult hike that leads to an incredibly beautiful alpine lake, with many tent pads for camping.
Elfin Lakes trail is an incredibly beautiful moderate hike that includes the option of staying overnight in a heated hut.