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Lava Lake Loop – Whistler Hikes

Lava Lake Loop – Whistler Hikes

The Lava Lake Loop is a fun, easy hike in the gorgeous Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. I have visited Brandywine Falls a few times before (it is amaaaazing in winter, covered in ice) but I had never been on the longer trails around the park. More than 99% of visitors just walk the waterfall, but if you have some extra time, it is worth exploring the rest of the area! I found this hike in my Squamish Hiking book. It’s…

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High Knoll Trail in Minnekhada Regional Park 

High Knoll Trail in Minnekhada Regional Park 

Although I have really enjoyed our epic hikes this summer, sometimes we both fancy something short and easy. The High Knoll Trail in Minnekhada Regional Park is perfect for those days. We did this walk in the afternoon after sleeping in. It made for a fun relaxing day with just enough effort to make us feel like we hadn’t wasted the sunshine. This park is located in Coquitlam, so about 40 minutes from Vancouver. This hike (or a shorter variation…

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Hell’s Gate BC

Hell’s Gate BC

Hell’s Gate is a spot on the Fraser River where it narrows a becomes a crazy, whitewater, roaring, rush of water. If you visit, you can take the Airtram (it’s basically a gondola) down into the canyon to see Hell’s Gate up close. Then, if that’s not close enough for you, you can cross a suspension bridge and look down right into the madness. This is a fantastic stop-off when you’re driving along Highway 1 in BC, Canada. I must…

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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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