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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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Cheakamus Canyon – Squamish Hikes

Cheakamus Canyon – Squamish Hikes

Cheakamus Canyon is one of those rare, unicorn-like hikes that is pretty easy, not particularly busy and has incredible views. We did this as an out and back hike, but you could arrange a shuttle to halve the distance leaving a friend’s car at one end of the trail. You will hike uphill past a pretty lake until you reach some rugged views of rocky cliffs, canyons with misty mountains towering above you. I don’t really understand why this hike…

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Whistler Snowshoeing – Callaghan Valley

Whistler Snowshoeing – Callaghan Valley

Did you know that in addition to the fabulous ski runs on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, there are a bunch of maintained cross country ski runs and snowshoeing trails in Callaghan Valley? These trails are not free; But once you have purchased a pass, it gives you access to over 35km of snowshoe trails in both Callaghan Country (Ski Callaghan) and Whistler Olympic Park. I loved how varied the possible routes were! We snowshoed through wetlands, pretty forests to Olympic…

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Snowshoeing to Alexander Falls

Snowshoeing to Alexander Falls

Alexander Falls is one of the (many) fabulous waterfalls along the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler, Canada. We have visited before in the summertime, but I was keen to explore the snowshoe trail that allows you to get right up close to this waterfall. The trail is short, easy-ish and would be great for kids. Just be aware, you do need to buy a ticket (from either Callaghan Country or Whistler Olympic Park). Whistler is having a…

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