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Lightning Lake loop in Manning Park

Lightning Lake loop in Manning Park

Manning Provincial Park is gorgeous! Lisa, Shannon and I had spent our first day hiking up Windy Joe Mountain to the fire lookout. So for our second day in the park we decided to find an easier hike. Lightning Lake loop was perfect for this. The hike must be lovely in the summer, especially if you fancy a swim in the lake. In winter (or spring) it is good for snowshoeing, or hiking with microspikes. We started with an extra…

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Winter activities – Dog Mountain Trail in snowshoes

Winter activities – Dog Mountain Trail in snowshoes

I’ve already written once about hiking along the Dog Mountain trail in summer (well… autumn!) But it turns out Dog mountain is even better in the snow! The snow evens out the trail, so once you have snowshoes, this is an easy, fun hike that will give you some stunning views on a good day. We managed the whole Dog Mountain trail in less than 2 hours. So, as we had time we also explored some of the other pretty…

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The Snowshoe Grind – Grouse Mountain

The Snowshoe Grind – Grouse Mountain

This has got to be one of the best snowshoe trails near Vancouver! The Grouse Grind is one of the most famous (and popular) hikes in Vancouver in summer. The winter version, the Snowshoe Grind is far less busy, easier and I think it was even more beautiful that it’s famous summertime cousin. Can walks have cousins? I’m going to say they can! This walk will get your heart pumping (I guess you should expect that from any walk with…

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Deep Cove – Quarry Rock Hike

Deep Cove – Quarry Rock Hike

I’d like to introduce another beautiful yet easy hike; The Quarry Rock Hike in Deep Cove on Vancouver’s North Shore. While my sister Emmy was in Vancouver, we had a super-snowy day in the city. Marc and I wanted to show her some pretty sights, so we took the bus over to Deep Cove. I actually thought it would be too snowy for a hike, so we were just planning to show her the pretty village of Deep Cove. However…

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