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Panorama Ridge via Helm Creek

Panorama Ridge via Helm Creek

I love Panorama Ridge. It is a challenging adventure but it is also such a popular area to hike, that BC parks had to start issuing day passes in summer to manage the number of visitors. Most people visit Panorama Ridge as a day hike from Rubble Creek. This year Marc and I decided to hike in from the opposite direction, via Helm Creek. The route up via Helm Creek was far quieter than the route we’ve previously taken from…

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Camping at Helm Creek

Camping at Helm Creek

Camping at Helm Creek in Garibaldi Provincial Park is a complete treat. The meadows where the campsite is located are surrounded by snowcapped mountains and it is a brilliant starting point for several epic hikes. Most people seem to want to stay at the more popular campsites at Garibaldi Lake or Taylor Meadows, so Helm Creek Campground is quieter and a little easier to get a reservation. I am not sure why this area is not more popular; The meadows…

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Russet Lake via Singing Pass

Russet Lake via Singing Pass

What can you do if you fancy hiking to (or camping at) the beautiful Russet lake, but you don’t want to pay to ride the Gondola up Whistler Mountain? You can hike in via Singing Pass! The trail to Russet Lake via Singing Pass can be a bit of a slog, but it has plenty of large waterfalls, gorgeous forest views and unlike the trails that start from the Whistler gondola; It is completely free. We hiked along Singing Pass…

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Camping at Russet Lake

Camping at Russet Lake

We absolutely loved camping at Russet Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park near Whistler. The lake itself is nice; But it is the surrounding scenery that will take your breath away. It is simply incredible. The Russet Lake Campground is at an elevation of 1890m so you need to be prepared for it to be a bit chilly. You also need to put in some effort to reach it, especially as you’ll be lugging up your camping gear to stay the…

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