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Snowshoeing for Beginners – Bowen Lookout

Snowshoeing for Beginners – Bowen Lookout

I have one more easy, fun possible place for snowshoeing for beginners on Vancouver’s North Shore; Try visiting Bowen Lookout in the snow. This is not a long trail; It took us less than 2 hours. But the views down to Howe Sound are beautiful, especially if you visit to watch the sunset. If you want to give snowshoeing a try, this is a great trail to get you started. It never gets very steep and it goes through simple…

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Snowshoeing on Vancouver’s Local Mountains

Snowshoeing on Vancouver’s Local Mountains

Do you want to be outside snowshoeing, but covid-19 means you have to stay close to Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains? No worries! I have you covered! There are several incredible options for snowshoeing on Vancouver’s North Shore for beginners and intermediate adventurers. Marc and I have only been hiking and snowshoeing here since 2017 but we have visited all these trails at least once, so I am happy to share our experiences. If you have never been snowshoeing before, the…

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Snowshoeing for Beginners – Black Mountain

Snowshoeing for Beginners – Black Mountain

Black Mountain is one of the super fun snowshoeing adventures in Cypress Provincial Park. It’s great as a moderate walk that you can complete in just a few hours. We have spent lots of time on this mountain on the various hiking trails as well as skiing, so I am always excited to head up here. It’s pretty similar to Hollyburn Mountain in terms of distance, difficulty and how crowded it is. It might be busy, but it is a…

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Snowshoeing to Garibaldi Lake

Snowshoeing to Garibaldi Lake

One of the most incredible summer hikes near Vancouver and Whistler is to Garibaldi Lake (and then on to Panorama Ridge if you have enough puff.) However it is also a stunning area to go snowshoeing. After checking the avalanche warnings for the Sea to Sky Region, we decided to make the most of a gap in the rain to have a look at Garibaldi Lake in winter. If you fancy a fabulous adventure through snow-encrusted, sparkly trees, this is…

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