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Paintbrush trail – Manning Park

Paintbrush trail – Manning Park

The Paintbrush trail in Manning Park is one of the many bite-sized adventures that is great for kids or non-walkers. It is less than 2km long, but high in the alpine so you get beautiful flower-filled views.  We did the trail the morning after our epic hike to Frosty Mountain, so this trail was fabulous for seeing larches from afar. There are quite a few mini trails like this in Manning Park (the closest is the Dry Ridge trail which…

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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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Lightning Lakes Chain Trail – Manning Park

Lightning Lakes Chain Trail – Manning Park

Lightning Lakes Chain Trail takes you past a series of lakes, each with names related to thunder storms; Lightening Lake, Flash Lake, Strike Lake and Thunder Lake. Then on the way back, you’ll go past a Rainbow bridge. We visited in the rain, so although we did see plenty of soggy weather and clouds, we didn’t actually see any of the thunder or lightning these lakes are named for. Thank goodness. One thing you learn quickly if you like hiking…

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