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Cypress Falls – Hikes near Vancouver

Cypress Falls – Hikes near Vancouver

If you’d like a fun mini adventure to find the best waterfalls near Vancouver, then you should go and take a peek at Cypress Falls Park in West Vancouver. The first waterfall is less than 10 minutes walk from the car park, so this could be good for walkers as well as non-walkers, grannies and toddlers. This time of year is always pretty soggy, but this winter has also been warmer than normal. That means lost of the snow-pack on…

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Introducing the Vancouver North Shore Mountains

Introducing the Vancouver North Shore Mountains

You may have noticed that since we moved to Canada, I have fallen in love with the Vancouver North Shore Mountains. I like that you can see them from all over the city, that they change colour through the seasons and that you can reach them so easily for epic adventures at the weekends. After living here for nearly three years, I would like to introduce you to them. So if you visit Vancouver you will understand the gorgeous Vancouver…

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Mount Fromme – Hikes Near Vancouver

Mount Fromme – Hikes Near Vancouver

Mount Fromme is one of those mountains that although it’s obvious on the Vancouver skyline, it seems to get overlooked in favour of it’s famous neighbours like Grouse Mountain. I asked my Canadian colleagues, and most of them have never heard of it. Still, not being famous, doesn’t mean you should ignore this peak; The lack of popularity can be an advantage, as it means you might have a relaxing walk without too much of a crowd. Just be aware,…

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Mount Elsay – Hikes Near Vancouver

Mount Elsay – Hikes Near Vancouver

Mount Elsay is one of those rare hikes that for some reason is not crazily popular, despite being easy to reach, close to Vancouver and incredibly fun. This might just be because you can’t see Mount Elsay from Vancouver. I was keen to climb all the mountains I could see from home first, maybe everyone else feels this way too? Anyway, if you are happy to challenge yourself and visit a quieter, less famous peak, this one is a doozy….

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