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Vancouver Hikes – Whyte Lake – West Knob – Donut Rock

Vancouver Hikes – Whyte Lake – West Knob – Donut Rock

Do you ever have days when you plan to take it easy, but then get distracted by how lovely it is outside…so you keep going and end up doing a really epic walk? Yeah, we do that too sometimes! On this occasion, we’d planned to hike up to West Knob from Whyte Lake. I thought if we still had some energy, we could keep going up to Donut Rock. However once we made it out we enjoyed the hike sooo…

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Cypress Mountain Skiing – Christmas holidays

Cypress Mountain Skiing – Christmas holidays

Do you fancy skiing or snowboarding on beautiful North Shore Mountains, all within view of Vancouver? Well, skiing on Cypress Mountain is a really good option. Last year we took skiing lessons on Cypress Mountain after work, so we spent quite a lot of time up on this mountain in the dark. This year, we went back to see this pretty ski area in the daytime. It turns out, I LOVE it when you can see the views. We also…

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Black Mountain Hike to Eagle Bluffs

Black Mountain Hike to Eagle Bluffs

The Black Mountain hike to Eagle Bluffs is a really good walk for the springtime or early summer. When we visited there was still quite a lot of snow up on the trail, but it was possible to walk with walking boots, rather than snowshoes. We saw some rocker-style hikers in fishnets and doc martin boots, who were slightly struggling! Anyway we did this hike on a lazy day, after a loooong sleep-in. The views from the top of Black…

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Vancouver – North Shore Trails – Whyte Lake

Vancouver – North Shore Trails – Whyte Lake

Last weekend I did my first Vancouver walk in the snow! I joined a lovely group of Wanderung people for a hike on the North Shore to Whyte Lake. We had planned to keep going along the Baden Powell Trail to West Knob viewpoint. However the snow and lack of visibility encouraged us to change plans and walk back along a Seaview trail instead. Wanderung is a hiking club with a few thousand members in Vancouver. Anyone can sign up and organise…

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