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5 fabulous Vineyards to visit in Langley

5 fabulous Vineyards to visit in Langley

If you are visiting Vancouver (or if you live in the Southwest British Columbia) and you fancy a fun, relaxing day tasting wine, one of the best places to visit is Langley in the Fraser Valley. Langley is less than an hour from Vancouver so it is a very easy area to visit from the city. However as the wineries are located out in the countryside it feels like a world away from the metropolitan areas nearby. We visited these…

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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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