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Destination Hikes – Review

Destination Hikes – Review

Destination Hikes in and around Southwestern British Columbia by Stephen Hui is a companion book for the fantastic 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. If you enjoyed 105 hikes, you will probably also love the 55 day hikes described in this book too. For this volume, Stephen chose destinations that will take you to somewhere with fantastic mountain views, waterfalls, lakes or somewhere with historical significance. Each walk is 3 hours+ and has at least 150m elevation gain,…

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Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia – Review

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia – Review

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia by Taryn Eyton is a fantastic guide for overnight hiking and camping trips. I bought my copy last spring when it was first published so have almost had a year to learn from it. Sometimes I have as much fun planning trips and anticipating them as getting out and exploring. This book is perfect for that! I have now visited 18 of the 40 areas so thought I should write a review. Please note, I…

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Cheakamus Canyon – Squamish Hikes

Cheakamus Canyon – Squamish Hikes

Cheakamus Canyon is one of those rare, unicorn-like hikes that is pretty easy, not particularly busy and has incredible views. We did this as an out and back hike, but you could arrange a shuttle to halve the distance leaving a friend’s car at one end of the trail. You will hike uphill past a pretty lake until you reach some rugged views of rocky cliffs, canyons with misty mountains towering above you. I don’t really understand why this hike…

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Whistler Snowshoeing – Callaghan Valley

Whistler Snowshoeing – Callaghan Valley

Did you know that in addition to the fabulous ski runs on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, there are a bunch of maintained cross country ski runs and snowshoeing trails in Callaghan Valley? These trails are not free; But once you have purchased a pass, it gives you access to over 35km of snowshoe trails in both Callaghan Country (Ski Callaghan) and Whistler Olympic Park. I loved how varied the possible routes were! We snowshoed through wetlands, pretty forests to Olympic…

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