With 10 mountain ranges to choose from, British Columbia boasts some of the best and most diverse mountain biking on the planet. Ride along high alpine trails, rip down fast and flowy single-track through a rainforest or slowly cruise double-track paths alongside farms and orchards. Home to the legendary North Shore, six bike parks and countless small towns surrounded by trails, BC has bike adventures for every kind of rider.
Mountain bike movies are made in the Kootenay Rockies for a reason. In Nelson or Rossland, ride the many trail systems near town. The Seven Summits trail is one of the few trails in Canada to achieve “epic trail” status by the International Mountain Bike Association. At Fernie Alpine Resort, 42 lift-accessed trails range from easy cruisers to challenging steeps and technical single track.
Rossland's legendary hiking and mountain biking trails include hundreds of kilometers of trails for all levels. The flagship route is the Seven Summits trail. A spectacular point to point traverse of the Rossland Range, it follows a ridge line to link seven mountian peaks along its for 30km/19 mi route.
Summer means trading in skis for a bike in Whistler. To get a taste of the town’s gravity... Read more addiction, strap on a helmet and check out the flowing downhill runs and adrenaline-inducing drops, features and natural lines at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, home to more than 50 lift-accessed runs. If you’d rather earn your descent, ride some of the 200km/124 mi of trails surrounding Whistler Village. For something mellower, pedal the paved and level Valley Trail as it winds past parks and lakes. Or try the indoor Air Dome to watch budding bikers work on stunts and wipe out in a pit full of foam cubes.
Rent a bike, head for the hills and become part of North Vancouver’s legendary mountain... Read more biking scene. Known as the birthplace of freeriding, the Shore, as riders call it, is laced with winding steep trails, complete with wooden bridges, boulders, teeter-totters and ladder bridges. Top spots include Mount Seymour, Mount Fromme, and Cypress Mountain. The majority of trails here are for advanced riders, though intermediates will find a selection to suit them. For rentals, try Different Bikes; their four locations include two in North Vancouver.
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