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Devil’s Peak – Peak Bagging

Devil’s Peak – Peak Bagging

Devil’s Peak is one of the small sub-peaks of Mount Seymour on Vancouver’s North Shore. The beautiful trail through the forest will take you to a rocky outcrop with great views over Vancouver and Burnaby. This is one of those trails where the fun is in the entire walk, rather than just the view at the end of the trail. It’s also one of the ones I discovered from Peak Bagging, so if you are lucky, you might find some…

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Burnaby Blooms – Eco sculptures

Burnaby Blooms – Eco sculptures

If you have a chance this week, go and visit the Burnaby Blooms Festival in Deer Lake Park near Vancouver, BC. We visited a couple of weeks ago and LOVED the eco sculptures that were curated by the fabulous local artist Nickie Lewis from The Wizards Makery. I fell in love with Nickie’s fabulous Mythical creatures in Robert Burnaby Park last year, so I was excited to see what she’d make this time. Burnaby Blooms Festival aims to support the…

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Alouette Mountain – Golden Ears

Alouette Mountain – Golden Ears

Alouette Mountain is one of those mountains that I have been meaning to explore for a while. I knew most of the 20km trail is within forest, so I thought of it as a Shinrin yoku or forest bathing hike. However that description did not quite prepare me for how fabulous and expansive the views are once you reach the peak! Alouette Mountain is a challenging hike with 1360m+ elevation gain. But it never gets super steep, so it is…

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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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