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Snowshoeing on Vancouver’s Local Mountains

Snowshoeing on Vancouver’s Local Mountains

Do you want to be outside snowshoeing, but covid-19 means you have to stay close to Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains? No worries! I have you covered! There are several incredible options for snowshoeing on Vancouver’s North Shore for beginners and intermediate adventurers. Marc and I have only been hiking and snowshoeing here since 2017 but we have visited all these trails at least once, so I am happy to share our experiences. If you have never been snowshoeing before, the…

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Snowshoeing for Beginners – Black Mountain

Snowshoeing for Beginners – Black Mountain

Black Mountain is one of the super fun snowshoeing adventures in Cypress Provincial Park. It’s great as a moderate walk that you can complete in just a few hours. We have spent lots of time on this mountain on the various hiking trails as well as skiing, so I am always excited to head up here. It’s pretty similar to Hollyburn Mountain in terms of distance, difficulty and how crowded it is. It might be busy, but it is a…

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Mount Burwell – Hikes near Vancouver

Mount Burwell – Hikes near Vancouver

Mount Burwell is one of the most epic hikes you can do on Vancouver’s North Shore. I know that sounds like a big claim, but it is an incredibly beautiful hike, with very few people and truly spectacular views of the other North Shore Mountains. It’s also a big day out. If you park outside Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, it’ll be 34km with elevation gain of almost 1400m. We left home at 5am, and only made it back around 9:30pm(!)…

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12 mistakes to avoid for newbie skiers

12 mistakes to avoid for newbie skiers

There are plenty of mistakes to avoid for newbie skiers. Skiing or snowboarding seems like such a silly idea. I mean, whoever invented these sports is some kind of crazy genius. Who would have thought it would be a good idea to strap your feet onto slabs of wood and slide down mountains in the snow!? My husband Marc was keen to attempt to learn to ski together, but I have to admit, I was very dubious at first. I…

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