Golden Ears Provincial Park – Evans Peak

Golden Ears Provincial Park – Evans Peak

I went on my first hike with Vancouver’s hiking group, Wanderung.¬†I loved it! Wanderung is a outdoor club with a couple of thousand(!) members. I signed up for their mailing list, and then quickly heard about a walk that I’d like to take part in. It was organised by a really sweet lady, Danica. As I don’t have a job yet, I could head south on Monday morning to meet her and go hiking! We were originally planning to climb…

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Vancouver walks – Beach trail

Vancouver walks – Beach trail

Last Sunday we decided to take a bus to Jericho beach and walk all along the beaches on the Spanish banks to Acadia beach, Tower beach and around to Wreck beach. The entire walk was only about 13km so it was a relaxing stroll, moving slowly further away from central Vancouver. The second half of the walk was along beaches where clothing was optional, so I took fewer photos than normal. Somehow a willy photo did make it into my…

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Vancouver Walks – Stawamus Chief

Vancouver Walks – Stawamus Chief

Now THIS was a good walk! Marc, Bernhard and I used the Monday after Canada’s 150th Anniversary to scale the amazing¬†Stawamus Chief. “The Chief” is the second largest granite monolith in the world, after the Rock in Gibralta. It is made up of three peaks. The first two are the most popular with hundreds of hikers climbing up to see the amazing views. The third and highest peak seems less popular, but it was full of squirrels and chipmunks so…

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Vancouver Walks- Grouse Mountain (Grouse Grind)

Vancouver Walks- Grouse Mountain (Grouse Grind)

The Grouse Grind is one of Vancouver’s most infamous hiking trails. It is a short, 2.9km, hike up the mountain, with a gruelling 853m of elevation. That basically means you walk up steps almost the whole way without any breaks. I didn’t count, but the Grouse Mountain website says there are 2,830 stairs to step up! Once you’ve made it to the top of the grind, there is a whole range of attractions near the top of the mountain, but…

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