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Burnaby Mountain Loop – Local Adventures

Burnaby Mountain Loop – Local Adventures

Burnaby Mountain is another one of the areas that I always meant to explore. But as there are so many epic trails beyond the city, I never quite got around to it. However since we went into lockdown, we have been staying local. So on my last day off, I cycled to Burnaby to take a peek at the various trails in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. It was a pleasant surprise. This is a small mountain on the edge…

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Vancouver’s Parks – Local Adventures

Vancouver’s Parks – Local Adventures

Wherever you are in the world, chances are the last few months have been pretty rubbish. The rules are different in different countries; But almost everyone has had some level of lock-down. Here in Vancouver we have all been working from home for 2 months now, and we have not been allowed into the mountains for a similar amount of time. However, we still have quite a lot of freedom to keep exercising outdoors within the city. One silver lining…

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Lava Lake Loop – Whistler Hikes

Lava Lake Loop – Whistler Hikes

The Lava Lake Loop is a fun, easy hike in the gorgeous Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. I have visited Brandywine Falls a few times before (it is amaaaazing in winter, covered in ice) but I had never been on the longer trails around the park. More than 99% of visitors just walk the waterfall, but if you have some extra time, it is worth exploring the rest of the area! I found this hike in my Squamish Hiking book. It’s…

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High Knoll Trail in Minnekhada Regional Park 

High Knoll Trail in Minnekhada Regional Park 

Although I have really enjoyed our epic hikes this summer, sometimes we both fancy something short and easy. The High Knoll Trail in Minnekhada Regional Park is perfect for those days. We did this walk in the afternoon after sleeping in. It made for a fun relaxing day with just enough effort to make us feel like we hadn’t wasted the sunshine. This park is located in Coquitlam, so about 40 minutes from Vancouver. This hike (or a shorter variation…

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