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Squamish Chief Hike – First and Second Peaks

Squamish Chief Hike – First and Second Peaks

Hiking up the Stawamus Chief in Squamish is one of the most popular hikes near Vancouver. “The Chief” is the second largest granite monolith in the world, after the Rock in Gibraltar. It is made up of three peaks. The first two are the most popular with hundreds of hikers climbing up to see the amazing views. The third peak is the quietest, and the most full of chipmunks. The first time we visited, we hiked up the second and…

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Garibaldi Provincial Park – The Gargoyles

Garibaldi Provincial Park – The Gargoyles

This post follows on from our beautiful hike to Elfin Lakes in BC, Canada. We arrived at the lakes quite early, and after looking at my map, and chatting to other hikers, we decided we should try to hike up to the Gargoyles on Diamond Head. From down at the Elfin Lakes campground, this looks like a huge climb, and not really something you should attempt in addition to the 22 km hike to the lakes. At the same time, it…

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Squamish Hikes – Watersprite Lake

Squamish Hikes – Watersprite Lake

I have found a new favourite hike!! The walk up to Watersprite Lake near Squamish is simply perfect! I can totally see why the lake has such a fairy-like name; It is ridiculously beautiful, so it really does feel like you’ve arrived in a bright-blue, watery fairyland. In addition to the epic views at the end of the walk, your eyes will be treated to stunning vistas for the entire hike. There are perfect views of Mount Garibaldi, over to Squamish…

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