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Vancouver Walks – Black Mountain

Vancouver Walks – Black Mountain

Oooh! This is a walk that is short and sweet! You can easily manage this hike after work, so if you like the idea of exploring Vancouver’s pretty views, but you don’t think you could manage a loooong hike, try this one up Black Mountain! I hadn’t actually considered this walk because you need a car to reach it. However someone lovely from the awesome Hiking group Wanderung had planned a post-work hike there, so I signed up! Lots of other…

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Vancouver Walks- Grouse Mountain (Grouse Grind)

Vancouver Walks- Grouse Mountain (Grouse Grind)

The Grouse Grind is one of Vancouver’s most infamous hiking trails. It is a short, 2.9km, hike up the mountain, with a gruelling 853m of elevation. That basically means you walk up steps almost the whole way without any breaks. I didn’t count, but the Grouse Mountain website says there are 2,830 stairs to step up! Once you’ve made it to the top of the grind, there is a whole range of attractions near the top of the mountain, but…

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Walking in Vancouver – Mount Seymour First Peak

Walking in Vancouver – Mount Seymour First Peak

Mount Seymour’s First Pump Peak was the first mountain we climbed in Canada. You can see the mountain from all over Vancouver; So you can look up and wish to be up hear having fun in the snow. It is a popular hike both in summer, and again with snowshoes or spikes in wintertime. We first attempted this hike in June when there was still plenty of snow up on the trail. We got to see a bit of both…

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