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Cheakamus Lake Trail – Whistler Hikes

Cheakamus Lake Trail – Whistler Hikes

The Cheakamus Lake Trail is a family-friendly hike close to Whistler that finishes by a beautiful glacial lake. When we visited, the forest was especially gorgeous with sunbeams lighting up the mist. If you need to get outside, but can’t quite face an epic hike, this is a fantastic option. If you’re not used to walking, you can turn back after the first 3km, once you had your first view of the lake. Although this is a popular walk, considering…

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Mount Elsay – Hikes Near Vancouver

Mount Elsay – Hikes Near Vancouver

Mount Elsay is one of those rare hikes that for some reason is not crazily popular, despite being easy to reach, close to Vancouver and incredibly fun. This might just be because you can’t see Mount Elsay from Vancouver. I was keen to climb all the mountains I could see from home first, maybe everyone else feels this way too? Anyway, if you are happy to challenge yourself and visit a quieter, less famous peak, this one is a doozy….

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Vancouver to Jasper Road Trip

Vancouver to Jasper Road Trip

The road trip from Vancouver to Jasper has to be one of the most gorgeous long drives in Canada. I previously wrote a post about our Vancouver to Banff Road Trip, but this time we decided to be even more epic and go all the way to Jasper. We brought my little brother, George and his wife Cerys along for the ride. We also made more over-night stops to spread out the driving, rather than zoom the whole way there…

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Crown Mountain – Hikes near Vancouver

Crown Mountain – Hikes near Vancouver

Crown Mountain is basically *the* crowning glory of any peak-baggers list of hikes near Vancouver. It is one of the most distinct mountains that you can see from all over Vancouver so if you live here, it calls to you, saying “come and visit meeeee.” The views are incredible both down to the city and looking out to the surrounding North Shore Mountains. You know sometimes hikes can just feel like a slog up to a good view? Well, hiking…

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