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Beauty Peak (West Crown) – Vancouver

Beauty Peak (West Crown) – Vancouver

Beauty Peak (otherwise known as West Crown, or sometimes Sleeping Beauty) is one of the prominent mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore that you can see from all over the city. This is a tough hike and definitely not suitable for new hikers or for soggy days! Still, the reward for all this effort is one of the best views I have ever had of Vancouver. Our reason for the visiting this peak was to spread the ashes of our much-loved…

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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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