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Alice Lakes – Four Lakes Trail

Alice Lakes – Four Lakes Trail

Alice Lakes is the name of a Provincial Park located between Squamish and Whistler. There are several different trails in this area, but the most obvious is a loop called the Four Lakes Trail, which takes you through pretty forest past four lakes; Alice Lake, Edith Lake, Fawn Lake and Stump Lake. This whole area was created by the collapse of Mount Garibaldi’s lava flows hundreds of thousands of years ago; Leaving mini hills and lakes as the glaciers receded….

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Lava Lake Loop – Whistler Hikes

Lava Lake Loop – Whistler Hikes

The Lava Lake Loop is a fun, easy hike in the gorgeous Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. I have visited Brandywine Falls a few times before (it is amaaaazing in winter, covered in ice) but I had never been on the longer trails around the park. More than 99% of visitors just walk the waterfall, but if you have some extra time, it is worth exploring the rest of the area! I found this hike in my Squamish Hiking book. It’s…

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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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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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