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Eaton Lake – Hikes near Hope

Eaton Lake – Hikes near Hope

The hike to Eaton Lake is tough, but super fun. It involves several waterfalls, a pretty forest and finishes up next to a pretty alpine lake surrounded by rocky peaks. This stunning area is down a (well maintained) logging road near Hope, BC (Canada) so if you are exploring this area, the adventure to this pretty lake should totally be on your radar! We found this in the fantastic Destination Hikes: In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, the new book…

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Camping at Little Douglas Lake

Camping at Little Douglas Lake

Camping at Little Douglas Lake is incredible. The campground is quiet and easy to reach but it has fantastic views and is at high enough elevation to be cool in at night even during a heatwave. It is the best effort-to-view ratio camping trip we’ve ever done; You only need to hike for 1.75 km, to reach this mini paradise. We didn’t plan to camp here, but during the heatwave here in BC, we were too hot to hike up…

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Rent a Boat in Manning Park

Rent a Boat in Manning Park

E.C. Manning Park is such a fantastic Provincial Park, East of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. I have visited several times now (in all kinds of weather conditions), mostly so we could go hiking. However on our last visit, we thought it might be fun to rent a boat and go paddling on Lightning Lake. The boathouse by the day use area at the lake will let you borrow a paddle boards, canoes, or kayaks. We hired canoes for a…

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Harrison Grind – Campbell Lake Trail

Harrison Grind – Campbell Lake Trail

We finally went on a real hike! We started with the Harrison Grind/ Campbell Lake trail, which is super close to Harrison Hot Springs in BC. The trail winds its way up Mount Agassiz past a viewpoint and a pretty lake. It is perfect for a mini adventure. Things are starting to open up here in BC, so although we are still staying local-ish, we are now allowed to visit the mountains. It takes about an hour and a half…

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