Vancouver walks – Queen Elizabeth park

Vancouver walks – Queen Elizabeth park

I have found my new favourite view of Vancouver! It is the best place to see views of the buildings in downtown aaaand all the mountains at the same time. Queen Elizabeth park is perched on the top of a hill and surrounded by pretty gardens. Plus it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from our apartment. If any of my friends visit us, I am pretty sure I’ll need to bring them here! So, although I have been…

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Golden Ears Provincial Park – Evans Peak

Golden Ears Provincial Park – Evans Peak

I went on my first hike with Vancouver’s hiking group, Wanderung. I loved it! Wanderung is a outdoor club with a couple of thousand(!) members. I signed up for their mailing list, and then quickly heard about a walk that I’d like to take part in. It was organised by a really sweet lady, Danica. As I don’t have a job yet, I could head south on Monday morning to meet her and go hiking! We were originally planning to climb…

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Vancouver walks – Beach trail

Vancouver walks – Beach trail

Last Sunday we decided to take a bus to Jericho beach and walk all along the beaches on the Spanish banks to Acadia beach, Tower beach and around to Wreck beach. The entire walk was only about 13km so it was a relaxing stroll, moving slowly further away from central Vancouver. The second half of the walk was along beaches where clothing was optional, so I took fewer photos than normal. Somehow a willy photo did make it into my…

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Vancouver Walks – Stawamus Chief

Vancouver Walks – Stawamus Chief

Now THIS was a good walk! Marc, Bernhard and I used the Monday after Canada’s 150th Anniversary to scale the amazing Stawamus Chief. “The Chief” is the second largest granite monolith in the world, after the Rock in Gibralta. 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 and highest peak seems less popular, but it was full of squirrels and chipmunks so…

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