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Skagit River trail – Manning Park

Skagit River trail – Manning Park

If you like the idea of an easy, pretty trail that doesn’t get too hot in the summertime, then the first part of the Skagit River trail is a fantastic option near EC Manning Provincial Park. If you have plenty of time, you can hike the entire 15km. Or, if you only want a quick peek, just walk along the first 1.75km to visit a waterfall next to an abandoned mine. We turned around at the pleasant Delacy campground which…

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Camping at Silver Lake Park, Hope

Camping at Silver Lake Park, Hope

The campground at Silver Lake Provincial Park is a beautiful small camping area close to Hope in BC, Canada. I have to admit, I had not heard of this campground before we visited, but I really loved it (and the hikes nearby) so I am sure we’ll go back to stay here another time! I couldn’t find much information or photos about this area online, so I thought I should share some details for other happy campers in British Columbia’s…

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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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