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Month: February 2021

Shadow Lake Loop – Whistler Hikes

Shadow Lake Loop – Whistler Hikes

The Shadow Lake Loop is a super easy walk close to the Sea to Sky Highway between Squamish and Whistler. It will take you past the Shadow Lake Reservoir (with fab views of the Black Tusk), through some pretty woodland and past some cool geological formations. This is part of the new-ish Sea to Sky trail, which is part of the massive Trans Canada Trail. I think it is a great little stop off on route to Whistler. Just be…

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Frozen Waterfalls near Vancouver – Norvan Falls

Frozen Waterfalls near Vancouver – Norvan Falls

Frozen Norvan Falls is simply stunning! I love icy waterfalls. I mean, I love all waterfalls, but there is something extra special about the way ice takes over a cliff face when waterfalls freeze. Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains get plenty of snow at the higher elevations, but it doesn’t often freeze close to the city. So when it does get chilly enough for snow within Van City, I am keen to get outside to see the ice-covered scenery. The hike…

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort – Pipe Coaster Hike

Revelstoke Mountain Resort – Pipe Coaster Hike

Revelstoke Mountain Resort looks like a fab place to go skiing in winter. However during the summertime, the resort turns into a mini play area for tourists (and locals) with a whole range of activities from axe throwing to mountain biking, disc golf and even swinging around on an Aerial Adventure park. The thing we really fancied was the Pipe Coaster. The idea is, you take a gondola up the mountain, then zoom down on a rollercoaster that uses gravity…

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Jade Lakes – Revelstoke National Park

Jade Lakes – Revelstoke National Park

Hiking to Jade Lakes was one of the best hikes we did last summer. You can start with the trail through the Meadows-in-the-Sky to Miller and Eva Lakes. But if you have some extra energy, you can continue on to the beautiful, secluded Upper Jade Lake. This trail starts at over 1800m, so your car does the main slog up the mountain; Leaving you to enjoy the alpine meadows, lake and incredible mountain views. This post will describe the route…

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