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Vancouver Walks – Lighthouse Park Hike

Vancouver Walks – Lighthouse Park Hike

A couple of weeks ago Marc and I explored another one of Vancouver’s beautiful parks, the Lighthouse park on Vancouver’s Western shore. This park used to be a military base, so it was protected from logging over the last century. This means it has some large old growth trees and plenty of wildlife. We found caterpillars, squirrels and even a couple of garter snakes. It is really easy to get to with public transport. Just hop onto the 250 bus…

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Whistler Walk – Lost Lake Nature Trail

Whistler Walk – Lost Lake Nature Trail

I already wrote a quick post about Whistler’s Turkey Sale. After the sale, we still had a few hours to spare, so we spent a little time exploring around the Lost Lake in Whistler. This is probably the easiest walk that I have posted on this blog. If you do find yourself in Whistler, you can do it even without hiking gear; Just make sure you have a waterproof jacket! On the way to Whistler, we had a quick stop…

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Whistler – Tips for the Turkey Sale

Whistler – Tips for the Turkey Sale

Have you heard of the Turkey Sale in Whistler? Over the Thanksgiving weekend there is a MASSIVE sale at the Backcomb day lodge in Whistler. They sell off all the previous years snowboarding and skiing stock to make room for the newer styles for this winter. If you need some ski equipment, snowboarding equipment or clothes, this is a good moment to go and buy it. This is something that most Vancouverites already know about, but we were completely clueless…

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Coliseum Mountain – Turning legs into jelly!

Coliseum Mountain – Turning legs into jelly!

Squee! I am going to share another amaaaazing walk near Vancouver – Coliseum Mountain. This might be the most epic walk so far! There was a long hike before the start, several hours of steep climbing followed by some epic scrambling up to the top. Coliseum Mountain is also the biggest faker of a mountain. There are so many views that look like they are the peak from below. I thought we’d reached the summit at least six times before…

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