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Cheakamus Lake Trail – Whistler Hikes

Cheakamus Lake Trail – Whistler Hikes

The Cheakamus Lake Trail is a family-friendly hike close to Whistler that finishes by a beautiful glacial lake. When we visited, the forest was especially gorgeous with sunbeams lighting up the mist. If you need to get outside, but can’t quite face an epic hike, this is a fantastic option. If you’re not used to walking, you can turn back after the first 3km, once you had your first view of the lake. Although this is a popular walk, considering…

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High Note Trail Whistler

High Note Trail Whistler

The High Note trail in Whistler has to be the prettiest walk we have done this year. Most hikes finish with a good viewpoint, but this walk has fantastic views the entire way. The terrain is pretty varied, but it is almost all above the treeline, so you’ll see glacial lakes, impressive glaciers and if you’re lucky you might get whistled at by a marmot. I thought I was pretty serene in my enjoyment of this walk, but Marc told…

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Hike Fails, Waterfalls & Gourmet Camp Meals

Hike Fails, Waterfalls & Gourmet Camp Meals

What do you do when hikes don’t go as planned? Hiking fails are a big part of my life. I am thinking of things like when you meet a bear on the trail and need to turn back, or when it’s way too misty to head up into the alpine, or when a huge rockslide blocks the path, so you need to find a new place to explore, or when your legs run out of batteries while your brain wants…

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Lightning Lakes Chain Trail – Manning Park

Lightning Lakes Chain Trail – Manning Park

Lightning Lakes Chain Trail takes you past a series of lakes, each with names related to thunder storms; Lightening Lake, Flash Lake, Strike Lake and Thunder Lake. Then on the way back, you’ll go past a Rainbow bridge. We visited in the rain, so although we did see plenty of soggy weather and clouds, we didn’t actually see any of the thunder or lightning these lakes are named for. Thank goodness. One thing you learn quickly if you like hiking…

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