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Glacier Lake – Icefields Parkway

Glacier Lake – Icefields Parkway

Glacier Lake is located in a lovely valley halfway between Jasper and Banff, near Saskatchewan River Crossing. It is one of the trails that thaws out early(ish) in the summertime, and it is not particularly difficult. So it is a good option to prepare legs for bigger hikes, for newbie backpackers, or as a family friendly adventure. We visited Glacier Lake as a quick day hike on a rainy, misty day. We expected to be rained on the entire time,…

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Black Tusk via Helm Creek

Black Tusk via Helm Creek

Black Tusk is one of the most iconic and distinct landmarks near Whistler (Canada). I have wanted to hike up here ever since I first saw the jaunty-looking peak from afar. However as it is a tough hike, Marc and I waited until we had plenty of experience hiking in BC before we dared give it a go. It was worth the wait – I loved every second of this gorgeous hike. It is possible for fast/strong walkers to hike…

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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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