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Month: July 2019

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

Bridal Veil Falls is an impressive waterfall located right next to Highway 1, in the Fraser Valley between Chilliwack and Hope. The falls spread out and cascade over the rocks to look a little bit like a giant bride’s veil, so maybe that is why it was given that name. I love waterfalls! I’m happy to go on long hikes to reach pretty waterfalls. However it is also fantastic when you can visit such a beautiful natural phenomenon with virtually…

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Elfin Lakes Winter Route

Elfin Lakes Winter Route

Marc and I first visited Elfin lakes last summer, and we both immediately fell in love with the trail. It’s mostly because the effort-to-view ratio is just so impressive. It doesn’t feel like you’re trying particularly hard, but the views are spectacular! On the way home, Marc declared that if/when his brothers come to visit us in Canada, he’d like to bring them here. Well, one of his brothers, Tom, and his girlfriend Andreia, came to visit us this spring….

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The Lions – Howe Sound Crest Trail

The Lions – Howe Sound Crest Trail

A hike to the Lions has to be one of the most iconic adventures you can try in Vancouver. The Lions (or the Two Sisters) are the two bumps that loom over Vancouver like a giant Totoro. Only experienced climbers should attempt to climb up above the West Lion, as it is a technical climb and falling from that height would kill you. However you can walk/scramble up to the base of the West Lion as long as you have…

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Unnecessary Mountain – Howe Sound Crest Trail

Unnecessary Mountain – Howe Sound Crest Trail

I have been wanting to hike along to Unnecessary Mountain for a while, so on Canada Day Marc and I finally gave it a go. The hike has to be one of the most epic adventures in the North Shore Mountains near Vancouver. Seriously, the views are simply spectacular and the path is really fun, if a bit tough and technical in places. Unnecessary Mountain itself turned out to have multiple peaks, and I have to admit, some of those…

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