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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Monty Update – Social Distancing edition

Monty Update – Social Distancing edition

How are you all (and your pets) coping with self isolation? Marc and I have both been really lucky that our workplaces have allowed us both to start working from home. I have now been working at our kitchen table for a month. The first weekend we managed to go skiing before all the ski slopes closed. The second weekend we were still allowed out into the provincial parks, so we could explore easy trails. Then everything got locked down,…

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Boundary Bay Dyke Trail

Boundary Bay Dyke Trail

Boundary Bay Dyke Trail is a long-flat pathway along the coast in Tsawwassen, on the peninsular south of Vancouver. If you walk (or cycle) along the entire dyke, it’ll take you the whole way to Surrey. We just did part of the walk, starting in Boundary Bay Regional Park and walked for 6km (12km in both directions.) The best thing about this area is all the birds you might see, including plenty of raptors. If you like the sound of…

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Vancouver Beaches – Kitsilano & Point Grey

Vancouver Beaches – Kitsilano & Point Grey

We are so lucky to live in Vancouver. Obviously I love the North Shore Mountains, but in addition to that the city has some fantastic beaches. In February before the world went into lock-down, Marc and I had one of those perfect weekends when we spent one day in the mountains skiing, as well as one day walking along Vancouver’s beaches from Kitsilano all the way out to the end of Point Grey at the University of British Columbia (UBC)….

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