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Rent a Boat in Manning Park

Rent a Boat in Manning Park

E.C. Manning Park is such a fantastic Provincial Park, East of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. I have visited several times now (in all kinds of weather conditions), mostly so we could go hiking. However on our last visit, we thought it might be fun to rent a boat and go paddling on Lightning Lake. The boathouse by the day use area at the lake will let you borrow a paddle boards, canoes, or kayaks. We hired canoes for a…

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Trout Lake – Local Vancouver Walks

Trout Lake – Local Vancouver Walks

Trout Lake is a pretty lake in John Hendry Park, East Vancouver. The Trout Lake beach has fantastic views out to the North Shore Mountains. The rest of the park is nice to wander around and has pretty good facilities although most things are closed at the moment due to covid-19. It sounds like lock down/ self isolation rules are a little different all around the world. Here in Vancouver if at all possible, everyone is supposed to work from…

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Sant Maurici Lake Loop via Refugi Amitges

Sant Maurici Lake Loop via Refugi Amitges

Just in case I did not already convince everyone I know to visit the Spanish Pyrenees, I’d like to share another beautiful walk. This adventure explores the most famous lake in the area, Estany de Sant Maurici. This hike is a bit easier than my previous Pyrenees walks; So if you are vaguely fit, you’ll be able to manage it. Our route goes around Lake Sant Maurici, then we walked up to Refugi Amitges (via the Carros de Foc trail),…

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Aigüestortes Hikes – Coll de Contraix

Aigüestortes Hikes – Coll de Contraix

Do you fancy a challenge that will take you to some of the best views within Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park? Well, the route to Coll de Contraix is pretty perfect. You follow the Carros de Foc trail between two Refuges Ventosa and Estany Llong. This hike will take you near azure-blue lakes, up spectacular rocky slopes, past countless waterfalls and show you more spiky-topped Pyrenees than you can count. This was easily the most impressive adventure…

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