Cheakamus Canyon – Squamish Hikes

Cheakamus Canyon – Squamish Hikes

Cheakamus Canyon is one of those rare, unicorn-like hikes that is pretty easy, not particularly busy and has incredible views. We did this as an out and back hike, but you could arrange a shuttle to halve the distance leaving a friend’s car at one end of the trail. You will hike uphill past a pretty lake until you reach some rugged views of rocky cliffs, canyons with misty mountains towering above you. I don’t really understand why this hike…

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Rainbow Falls – Whistler Walks

Rainbow Falls – Whistler Walks

Rainbow Falls Loop is a super short hike near Whistler that will bring you up to a pretty waterfall; Rainbow Falls. It is possible to do this hike almost year round if you have the right shoes (or snowshoes!) In the summertime, once the snow has melted, this is a fun family friendly trail. The waterfall itself is actually two waterfalls that meet at the bottom with a big splash! We visited on a cold spring morning when it had…

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Mount Seymour – Third Peak

Mount Seymour – Third Peak

Mount Seymour’s Third Peak is such a fun mountain to explore near Vancouver. It is one of the most popular hiking spots near the city for several reasons; Firstly you can drive (or even cycle) most of the way up, so the alpine area is pretty accessible, even for beginners. It also has multiple trails depending how energetic you are feeling. You can take a stroll to Mystery Lake or Dog Mountain if you want an easy walk with great…

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Whistler Snowshoeing – Callaghan Valley

Whistler Snowshoeing – Callaghan Valley

Did you know that in addition to the fabulous ski runs on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, there are a bunch of maintained cross country ski runs and snowshoeing trails in Callaghan Valley? These trails are not free; But once you have purchased a pass, it gives you access to over 35km of snowshoe trails in both Callaghan Country (Ski Callaghan) and Whistler Olympic Park. I loved how varied the possible routes were! We snowshoed through wetlands, pretty forests to Olympic…

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