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Squamish Chief Hike – First and Second Peaks

Squamish Chief Hike – First and Second Peaks

Hiking up the Stawamus Chief in Squamish is one of the most popular hikes near Vancouver. “The Chief” is the second largest granite monolith in the world, after the Rock in Gibraltar. 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 peak is the quietest, and the most full of chipmunks. The first time we visited, we hiked up the second and…

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Crater Rim Trail – Whistler Hikes

Crater Rim Trail – Whistler Hikes

The Crater Rim Trail is a great hike near Whistler; Come here when you fancy seeing mountain views, but when you don’t want to climb high into the alpine. We explored this hike at the end of May, where there was too much snow for safe hikes at higher elevations. We followed the route in 105 Hikes, which includes a loop up over a ridge (with a fantastic viewpoint), down to loggers lake, and then a pretty hike through the…

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Othello Tunnels – Hope Nicola Valley trail

Othello Tunnels – Hope Nicola Valley trail

Do you like the idea of hiking through some historical railway tunnels with views of the amazing Coquihalla Canyon? The Othello Tunnels are a really fun place to explore, with super-dark tunnels, epic vertical cliffs and crazy amounts of water gushing through the canyon below. Then, if you’d like to stretch your legs a little more, you can hike back to your car in a loop. The trail goes through lush green forest and up a hill with excellent views…

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Lightning Lakes Chain Trail – Manning Park

Lightning Lakes Chain Trail – Manning Park

Lightning Lakes Chain Trail takes you past a series of lakes, each with names related to thunder storms; Lightening Lake, Flash Lake, Strike Lake and Thunder Lake. Then on the way back, you’ll go past a Rainbow bridge. We visited in the rain, so although we did see plenty of soggy weather and clouds, we didn’t actually see any of the thunder or lightning these lakes are named for. Thank goodness. One thing you learn quickly if you like hiking…

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