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Emerald Lake Loop – Yoho National Park

Emerald Lake Loop – Yoho National Park

The lovely circuit around Emerald Lake shows off incredibly beautiful views of the mountains in Yoho National Park. This walk is not much effort, and if you go there early, it is also very quiet and serene. We planned to have a quick stop here on our long drive back to Vancouver, but once we started wandering along the Emerald Lake Loop, we couldn’t help but keep going and see entire walk. The Emerald Lake Loop is the perfect place for…

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Black Mountain Hike to Eagle Bluffs

Black Mountain Hike to Eagle Bluffs

The Black Mountain hike to Eagle Bluffs is a really good walk for the springtime or early summer. When we visited there was still quite a lot of snow up on the trail, but it was possible to walk with walking boots, rather than snowshoes. We saw some rocker-style hikers in fishnets and doc martin boots, who were slightly struggling! Anyway we did this hike on a lazy day, after a loooong sleep-in. The views from the top of Black…

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The Snowshoe Grind – Grouse Mountain

The Snowshoe Grind – Grouse Mountain

This has got to be one of the best snowshoe trails near Vancouver! The Grouse Grind is one of the most famous (and popular) hikes in Vancouver in summer. The winter version, the Snowshoe Grind is far less busy, easier and I think it was even more beautiful that it’s famous summertime cousin. Can walks have cousins? I’m going to say they can! This walk will get your heart pumping (I guess you should expect that from any walk with…

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Snowshoeing for Beginners – Brandywine Falls

Snowshoeing for Beginners – Brandywine Falls

Hiking is incredibly fun in Vancouver, but I have been really keen to try the winter version, snowshoeing. Today, I finally had my chance! Marc, Tegan and I took a mini detour on our way home from Whistler to try snowshoeing. I had googled quite a few possibilities and had found an easy-sounding, pretty place to explore called Brandywine Falls provincial park. This is only 15 minutes drive south from Whistler, so it’s an easy stop-off on the way home….

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