British Columbia: Cycling - Mountain Biking

From the Capital Victoria to Largest City Vancouver

British Columbia Cycling - Mountain Biking

Cycling in Vancouver. Victoria and in BC

British Columbia has an impressive cycling network. Cycling between regions is a great way to see British Columbia's countryside and accommodation is often found nearby. The most popular cycling areas include the Gulf Islands, the Kootenays and BC Rockies. The roads are often secluded country bike paths surrounded by dense forest, mountains, lakes and orchards. BC is also known for its cycle paths in the Golden Triangle, a strenuous cycle circuit in the Rockies between Golden and Radium Hot Springs. Cyclists in Vancouver can explore Stanley Park and travel as far as False Creek. There are several bike rental outlets available around the Denman St and Georgia intersection. Bike tours around Vancouver can also be booked. Try Cycle BC which has offices in both Victoria and Vancouver.

Mountain Biking in British Columbia

There are too many opportunities for mountain biking in British Columbia to name. The province is a mountain bikers dream come true. The most popular areas for mountain biking in BC include Northern BC – Northwest & Highway 16; Peace River; Cariboo Chilcotin Coast (Kamloops, Thompson, Nicola); BC Rockies – Columbia; BC Rockies – Kootenays; Okanagan Similkameen; Vancouver, Coast & Mountains; and Vancouver Island. If you’re in Victoria check out the Galloping Goose, a multi use 60 km trail that offers beauty and history. Other spots for mountain biking in the Victoria area are Millstream Highlands, Burnt Bridge, Can-Am Trails and the Hartland Surplus Lands/Mount Work Park. In Vancouver you can mountain bike Grouse Mountain or in West Vancouver, Cypress Mountain is the place to go. Most of the mountain biking trails here are difficult. They include No Stairs Allowed, Panorama, My Friend the Stupid Grouse, BLT, Sex Boy and Fern Trail. Whistler is also a very popular area for mountain biking in BC. There are numerous mountain biking clubs in BC and hundreds of bike shops found around the province.