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Alouette Mountain – Golden Ears

Alouette Mountain – Golden Ears

Alouette Mountain is one of those mountains that I have been meaning to explore for a while. I knew most of the 20km trail is within forest, so I thought of it as a Shinrin yoku or forest bathing hike. However that description did not quite prepare me for how fabulous and expansive the views are once you reach the peak! Alouette Mountain is a challenging hike with 1360m+ elevation gain. But it never gets super steep, so it is…

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Beauty Peak (West Crown) – Vancouver

Beauty Peak (West Crown) – Vancouver

Beauty Peak (otherwise known as West Crown, or sometimes Sleeping Beauty) is one of the prominent mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore that you can see from all over the city. This is a tough hike and definitely not suitable for new hikers or for soggy days! Still, the reward for all this effort is one of the best views I have ever had of Vancouver. Our reason for the visiting this peak was to spread the ashes of our much-loved…

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Frosty Mountain – Golden Larches

Frosty Mountain – Golden Larches

Visiting Frosty Mountain to see the beautiful golden larches has to be one of the best possible autumn hikes on the west coast of Canada. I was expecting this to be a very tough hike as it is so long and has a hefty amount of elevation gain. However the path is really well built and never too steep or technical; So to my great surprise it was easier than I expected. I have seen photos that there is now…

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Bear Mountain Loop – Mission

Bear Mountain Loop – Mission

Bear Mountain is an area just North of Mission, BC (Canada) which is mainly used by mountain bikers. However if you don’t mind stepping out of the way when cyclists zoom past, this area is also pretty fun for hikers. The loop we found was varied with pretty woodland and fantastic views. However there are so many trails, you could easily create your own route to explore. The mountain is 543m high, so it is snow-free much earlier than other…

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