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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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Crown Mountain – Hikes near Vancouver

Crown Mountain – Hikes near Vancouver

Crown Mountain is basically *the* crowning glory of any peak-baggers list of hikes near Vancouver. It is one of the most distinct mountains that you can see from all over Vancouver so if you live here, it calls to you, saying “come and visit meeeee.” The views are incredible both down to the city and looking out to the surrounding North Shore Mountains. You know sometimes hikes can just feel like a slog up to a good view? Well, hiking…

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Mount Strachan Hike -Cypress Mountain Hikes

Mount Strachan Hike -Cypress Mountain Hikes

Mount Strachan is one of the three Mountains that make up Cypress Bowl (and the Cypress Mountain Ski resort) near Vancouver, Canada. However, for some reason it receives far less attention than the other two, Black Mountain and Hollyburn Mountain. This trail involves hiking up a beautiful (if tiring) gully and then scrambling up to two peaks. Then, on the return journey you go past a airplane crash site before hiking through some truly gorgeous old growth forest. It really…

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Happy New Year! Mount Seymour Skiing

Happy New Year! Mount Seymour Skiing

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope you all had fantastic Christmas breaks and giggles over new year. Marc and I decided to have a quiet new years eve so that we could get up early and have an epic start to 2019. It worked. We went to bed early, then woke up to make it up to the slopes for some Mount Seymour skiing. I wrote a post about Skiing for Newbies, as last year we had our very first…

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