Snowshoeing to Alexander Falls

Snowshoeing to Alexander Falls

Alexander Falls is one of the (many) fabulous waterfalls along the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler, Canada. We have visited before in the summertime, but I was keen to explore the snowshoe trail that allows you to get right up close to this waterfall. The trail is short, easy-ish and would be great for kids. Just be aware, you do need to buy a ticket (from either Callaghan Country or Whistler Olympic Park). Whistler is having a…

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Hollyburn Peak – Hikes Near Vancouver

Hollyburn Peak – Hikes Near Vancouver

Hollyburn Peak is one of the easy to reach peaks in Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains where your car does most of the hard work for you. The trailhead starts at an elevation of 900m, so you don’t have to climb up a huge amount to see spectacular views of Vancouver, the Georgia Straight and the surrounding mountains. We have been up here several times snowshoeing (it is great for beginners) but we had never ventured up in the summer or…

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Whistler Train Wreck – Whistler Walks

Whistler Train Wreck – Whistler Walks

The trail to the Whistler train wreck is an easy hike close to Whistler that allows you to explore a group of graffiti covered, mashed-up boxcars in the middle of a calm forest. There are two main routes – We did the old route along Miller Creek trail, and then looped back via the Whistler Interpretive forest. I have also added a map to an easier, shorter route if you have less time (or if you’re hiking with young children.)…

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One Mile Lake – Pemberton walks

One Mile Lake – Pemberton walks

One Mile Lake is a great mini stop off on the Sea to Sky Highway, just before Pemberton; Close to Nairn Falls. I have looked at it longingly each time we drive past. The lake looks really beautiful early in the morning when mist floats above the water. We finally stopped to take a look at the lake after our failed hike to Rohr Lake. If you stop to grab a coffee or a snack in Pemberton, this is a…

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