Sunshine Coast Trail
Powell River, British Columbia
There are easy routes on Powell River’s Sunshine Coast Trail and there are tough routes. But they’re all amazing—this is one of the best hiking trails in Canada. Officially, it is Canada’s lengthiest hut-to-hut hiking trail and also the only free one. It’s 180-kilometres long, but it’s almost always done in segments—some as short as an hour or two, some for several days with stout climbs into the gorgeous alpine. For a primer, try the two-day Mount Troubridge section, or maybe Sarah Point to Powell Lake. Even a day-walk to Rieveley’s Pond is worthwhile.