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BCMC Trail – Grouse Mountain

BCMC Trail – Grouse Mountain

The BCMC trail is an alternative to the famous Grouse Grind that will allow you to hike up Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, Canada. It is possible to hike up this route all year round. You just need to be ready to hike through the snow if you attempt it in the wintertime. This route feels a little more wild than the Grind, with its root covered trail. It is also normally less busy, so you can expect a quieter hike…

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Frozen Waterfalls near Vancouver – Norvan Falls

Frozen Waterfalls near Vancouver – Norvan Falls

Frozen Norvan Falls is simply stunning! I love icy waterfalls. I mean, I love all waterfalls, but there is something extra special about the way ice takes over a cliff face when waterfalls freeze. Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains get plenty of snow at the higher elevations, but it doesn’t often freeze close to the city. So when it does get chilly enough for snow within Van City, I am keen to get outside to see the ice-covered scenery. The hike…

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Snowshoeing for Beginners – Bowen Lookout

Snowshoeing for Beginners – Bowen Lookout

I have one more easy, fun possible place for snowshoeing for beginners on Vancouver’s North Shore; Try visiting Bowen Lookout in the snow. This is not a long trail; It took us less than 2 hours. But the views down to Howe Sound are beautiful, especially if you visit to watch the sunset. If you want to give snowshoeing a try, this is a great trail to get you started. It never gets very steep and it goes through simple…

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Snowshoeing on Vancouver’s Local Mountains

Snowshoeing on Vancouver’s Local Mountains

Do you want to be outside snowshoeing, but covid-19 means you have to stay close to Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains? No worries! I have you covered! There are several incredible options for snowshoeing on Vancouver’s North Shore for beginners and intermediate adventurers. Marc and I have only been hiking and snowshoeing here since 2017 but we have visited all these trails at least once, so I am happy to share our experiences. If you have never been snowshoeing before, the…

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