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Alice Lakes – Four Lakes Trail

Alice Lakes – Four Lakes Trail

Alice Lakes is the name of a Provincial Park located between Squamish and Whistler. There are several different trails in this area, but the most obvious is a loop called the Four Lakes Trail, which takes you through pretty forest past four lakes; Alice Lake, Edith Lake, Fawn Lake and Stump Lake. This whole area was created by the collapse of Mount Garibaldi’s lava flows hundreds of thousands of years ago; Leaving mini hills and lakes as the glaciers receded….

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Crater Rim Trail – Whistler Hikes

Crater Rim Trail – Whistler Hikes

The Crater Rim Trail is a great hike near Whistler; Come here when you fancy seeing mountain views, but when you don’t want to climb high into the alpine. We explored this hike at the end of May, where there was too much snow for safe hikes at higher elevations. We followed the route in 105 Hikes, which includes a loop up over a ridge (with a fantastic viewpoint), down to loggers lake, and then a pretty hike through the…

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Brohm Lake and Tantalus view Lookout – Squamish

Brohm Lake and Tantalus view Lookout – Squamish

The Tantalus view Lookout seems like it would be a fantastic trail at any time of year, but it is especially lovely during the shoulder season*, or in winter when the higher trails are too full of snow to allow you to walk. The trail winds its way around the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest and leads you to several stunning viewpoints that look out to the Tantalus Mountain range. We did this walk in the first week of March. The…

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Sasquatch Mountain Resort – Skiing

Sasquatch Mountain Resort – Skiing

Do you like the idea of a ski resort that is within easy reach of Vancouver, that is pretty, has powdery snow and that is faaaar cheaper than Whistler? Well, it’s worth having a look at Sasquatch Mountain. Sasquatch Mountain is located in the Fraser Valley to the East of Vancouver (past Mission and near Harrison Lake.) Up until 2017, it was called Hemlock Mountain, and although it is a similar distance from Vancouver as Whistler, few of my friends…

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