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Crystal Falls – Hikes near Vancouver

Crystal Falls – Hikes near Vancouver

Crystal Falls is an easy, fun hike in Coquitlam, just over 30 minutes drive East of Vancouver. The waterfall is really beautiful after an easy hike, so the only bad thing about the Crystal Falls trail is that it is VERY busy! If you prefer quiet walks in the wilderness, then you need to start before 9am for this one. We attempted to visit once in the afternoon, and there were soooo many people that the parking near the trailhead…

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Renfrew Ravine Park- Local Vancouver Walks

Renfrew Ravine Park- Local Vancouver Walks

I found a teeny slice of real wilderness in East Van, Renfrew Ravine Park. It is a long creek at the bottom of a ravine that somehow avoided being built over as East Van engulfed it. The wild area stretches for about 7-8 blocks where it is hard to believe you’re in the middle of a residential area! In 2018, the Vancouver Park Board and the Still Moon Arts Society worked together to make this area more accessible, building a…

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New Brighton Park – Local Vancouver Walks

New Brighton Park – Local Vancouver Walks

New Brighton Park is a lovely green space between Vancouver Harbour and the Ironworks Bridge. It’s great if you’d like a bit of sea air and unobstructed views of the North Shore Mountains. We visited here as one of our many self-isolation adventures exploring the parks of Vancouver. It’s easy to reach walking, or via cycle lanes…but cycling is probably better for this one as you need to walk through some ugly Industrial areas on the way from downtown. Once…

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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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