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The Lions – Howe Sound Crest Trail

The Lions – Howe Sound Crest Trail

A hike to the Lions has to be one of the most iconic adventures you can try in Vancouver. The Lions (or the Two Sisters) are the two bumps that loom over Vancouver like a giant Totoro. Only experienced climbers should attempt to climb up above the West Lion, as it is a technical climb and falling from that height would kill you. However you can walk/scramble up to the base of the West Lion as long as you have…

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Unnecessary Mountain – Howe Sound Crest Trail

Unnecessary Mountain – Howe Sound Crest Trail

I have been wanting to hike along to Unnecessary Mountain for a while, so on Canada Day Marc and I finally gave it a go. The hike has to be one of the most epic adventures in the North Shore Mountains near Vancouver. Seriously, the views are simply spectacular and the path is really fun, if a bit tough and technical in places. Unnecessary Mountain itself turned out to have multiple peaks, and I have to admit, some of those…

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