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Rent a Boat in Manning Park

Rent a Boat in Manning Park

E.C. Manning Park is such a fantastic Provincial Park, East of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. I have visited several times now (in all kinds of weather conditions), mostly so we could go hiking. However on our last visit, we thought it might be fun to rent a boat and go paddling on Lightning Lake. The boathouse by the day use area at the lake will let you borrow a paddle boards, canoes, or kayaks. We hired canoes for a…

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Skyline Trail to Lone Goat Mountain – Manning Park

Skyline Trail to Lone Goat Mountain – Manning Park

I have another corker that I’d like to share with you all. The Skyline Trail to Lone Goat Mountain (or to Snow Camp Mountain) in E.C. Manning Provincial Park is one of the premiere hikes in this part of British Columbia. It starts with a not-too-steep climb up to the main ridge of Snow Camp Mountain, then follows flower-filled alpine meadows over to Lone Goat Mountain. As soon as you reach the ridge, you will be treated to spectacular mountain…

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Tikwalus Heritage Trail

Tikwalus Heritage Trail

The Tikwalus Heritage Trail is an incredible hike where you’ll get a good workout, see some great views and learn about the history of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation and the Fraser Valley. This is a teeny section of a longer historial trail, that wound through the mountains all the way to Kamloops. Please note, I am not an expert in the Nlaka’pamux people or the history of BC, so the historical parts of this post are all from the various…

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Hope Lookout Trail – Hikes near Hope

Hope Lookout Trail – Hikes near Hope

The Hope Lookout trail (also known as the Hope Hustle) is a steep exercise trail near Hope, East of Vancouver (Canada). It won’t take you very long but it’ll warm you up and really get your heart pumping. It’s all worth it once you make it to the lookout to see the gorgeous mountain views. We had spent the previous night camping nearby at Bridal Veil Falls. The weather forecast was pretty terrible for later that day, so we got…

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