Vancouver Adventures – Digging holes on Swishwash Island

Vancouver Adventures – Digging holes on Swishwash Island

Today’s post is about my visit to Swishwash Island. It’s not every day that you get to make new friends, explore an uninhabited island, dig holes and then get rescued by the coast guard! If all those things happen, I can confirm you’ll have probably had a really good day! I am still not completely sure why I got involved in this madness. My friend Lori is currently studying to save the world. Well, I think it’s otherwise known as ecological…

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Vancouver – North Shore Trails – Whyte Lake

Vancouver – North Shore Trails – Whyte Lake

Last weekend I did my first Vancouver walk in the snow! I joined a lovely group of Wanderung people for a hike on the North Shore to Whyte Lake. We had planned to keep going along the Baden Powell Trail to West Knob viewpoint. However the snow and lack of visibility encouraged us to change plans and walk back along a Seaview trail instead. Wanderung is a hiking club with a few thousand members in Vancouver. Anyone can sign up and organise…

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Japan – Tips for Climbing Mount Fuji

Japan – Tips for Climbing Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the most climbed mountain in the world and it is on many people’s bucket lists. If you are heading to Japan in the summer, and you like a challenge, why not give this super-star-level famous mountain a try!? There is a famous proverb in Japanese about Mount Fuji: 富士山に登らぬ馬鹿、二度登る馬鹿。Most people translate this as “a wise man climbs Mount Fuji once, only a fool would climb it twice.” I have climbed it twice, so officially this makes me…

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Vancouver Walks – Dog Mountain

Vancouver Walks – Dog Mountain

Dog Mountain might be the easiest mountain climb I have ever done! The payoff amazing. It is an easy hike with hardly any elevation gain, but you are rewarded by some stunning views over Vancouver as well as the surrounding mountains of the North Shore. The trail-head starts in the car park for Mount Seymour. This means most of the hard work is done by your car, as the start of the walk is already quite high up. Unfortunately this…

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