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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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Iceberg Lake – Whistler Hikes

Iceberg Lake – Whistler Hikes

The Iceberg Lake trail via 19 Mile Creek is one of the many incredible hikes that can take you up into the alpine meadows near Whistler. The hike finishes half way up Rainbow Mountain, right under Rainbow Glacier where parts of the Glacier melt into a bright blue, iceberg-filled lake. This is a moderately challenging hike, with almost 1000m elevation gain. But it is a pretty easy to follow path, and you’ll be treated to gorgeous forest, plenty of waterfalls,…

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Frozen Waterfalls near Vancouver – Norvan Falls

Frozen Waterfalls near Vancouver – Norvan Falls

Frozen Norvan Falls is simply stunning! I love icy waterfalls. I mean, I love all waterfalls, but there is something extra special about the way ice takes over a cliff face when waterfalls freeze. Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains get plenty of snow at the higher elevations, but it doesn’t often freeze close to the city. So when it does get chilly enough for snow within Van City, I am keen to get outside to see the ice-covered scenery. The hike…

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Snowshoeing to Garibaldi Lake

Snowshoeing to Garibaldi Lake

One of the most incredible summer hikes near Vancouver and Whistler is to Garibaldi Lake (and then on to Panorama Ridge if you have enough puff.) However it is also a stunning area to go snowshoeing. After checking the avalanche warnings for the Sea to Sky Region, we decided to make the most of a gap in the rain to have a look at Garibaldi Lake in winter. If you fancy a fabulous adventure through snow-encrusted, sparkly trees, this is…

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