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Belcarra Regional Park – Jug Island and Admiralty Point Trails

Belcarra Regional Park – Jug Island and Admiralty Point Trails

I’d like to introduce you to another one of the gorgeous parks near Vancouver; Belcarra Regional Park. We are still exploring as much as we can locally as that is still the current advice here in BC. This regional park is 30-40 minutes drive from Vancouver; So it’s super popular with families, and you’ll find lots of people having picnics at the various beaches. We have never been excited by sitting on the beach so we explored a couple of…

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Wild Mushroom Foraging tour – Vancouver

Wild Mushroom Foraging tour – Vancouver

This was one of the coolest Christmas presents from last year. Marc’s brother bought us a wild mushroom foraging tour from Swallow Tail Tours. We’ve always had fun watching out for interesting mushrooms when we’re hiking, so we both liked the idea of finding out what some of them are. It’s not permitted to harvest mushrooms from provincial parks in Canada, so we didn’t pick the fungi…we just learned how to identify them. If you fancy going on a wild…

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Easy Hikes in Fiordland – Boyd Creek Track

Easy Hikes in Fiordland – Boyd Creek Track

On our first day in the Fiordland we managed to visit quite a few places around Lake Te Anau. But we wanted to explore one more place before we settled in for the evening in Te Anau Downs. I spoke to a couple of locals who suggested that we drive down to the Boyd Creek Track. We didn’t know anything about it, apart from we needed to look for a sign by a gate on the right side of the…

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Vancouver Walks – Big Cedar and Kennedy Falls

Vancouver Walks – Big Cedar and Kennedy Falls

I’d like to tell you all about another gorgeous trail near Vancouver. The┬áBig Cedar and Kennedy Falls trail is in Lynn Valley, close to Vancouver. We walked on a rainy, misty day, so the whole forest looked haunted and atmospheric! It’d probably be lovely on a hot day too. Especially if you take swimwear! The walk involves a hike out to an impressively large cedar tree, then on to Kennedy falls, which is gorgeous! This hike is very easy to…

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