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Cheakamus Canyon – Squamish Hikes

Cheakamus Canyon – Squamish Hikes

Cheakamus Canyon is one of those rare, unicorn-like hikes that is pretty easy, not particularly busy and has incredible views. We did this as an out and back hike, but you could arrange a shuttle to halve the distance leaving a friend’s car at one end of the trail. You will hike uphill past a pretty lake until you reach some rugged views of rocky cliffs, canyons with misty mountains towering above you. I don’t really understand why this hike…

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Mount Seymour – Third Peak

Mount Seymour – Third Peak

Mount Seymour’s Third Peak is such a fun mountain to explore near Vancouver. It is one of the most popular hiking spots near the city for several reasons; Firstly you can drive (or even cycle) most of the way up, so the alpine area is pretty accessible, even for beginners. It also has multiple trails depending how energetic you are feeling. You can take a stroll to Mystery Lake or Dog Mountain if you want an easy walk with great…

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Hollyburn Peak – Hikes Near Vancouver

Hollyburn Peak – Hikes Near Vancouver

Hollyburn Peak is one of the easy to reach peaks in Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains where your car does most of the hard work for you. The trailhead starts at an elevation of 900m, so you don’t have to climb up a huge amount to see spectacular views of Vancouver, the Georgia Straight and the surrounding mountains. We have been up here several times snowshoeing (it is great for beginners) but we had never ventured up in the summer or…

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Whistler Train Wreck – Whistler Walks

Whistler Train Wreck – Whistler Walks

The trail to the Whistler train wreck is an easy hike close to Whistler that allows you to explore a group of graffiti covered, mashed-up boxcars in the middle of a calm forest. There are two main routes – We did the old route along Miller Creek trail, and then looped back via the Whistler Interpretive forest. I have also added a map to an easier, shorter route if you have less time (or if you’re hiking with young children.)…

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