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Lillooet – Seton Lake, Naxwik park & beyond

Lillooet – Seton Lake, Naxwik park & beyond

Lillooet is pretty amazing. It’s a small town on the Fraser River, four hours North of Vancouver. It is surrounded by ridiculously beautiful scenery with mountains, lakes and loads of possible hiking trails; The town’s slogan is “guaranteed rugged.” It may have achieved the slogan as being the start of the road for the historical Cayoosh Gold Rush, but it’s equaly appropriate now with Lillooet being a great base for adventures. We visited as part of our mini road trip…

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Blackcomb Burn – Whistler Hikes

Blackcomb Burn – Whistler Hikes

The Blackcomb Burn is an epic Canadian workout hike that is designed to make your heart beat and turn your legs into jelly. Having said that, it is also really fun, even if (like me) you’re not a fitness freak! The trail winds through several different types of forest, past some giant old growth trees. It also meanders through flower-filled meadows (that are ski runs in winter). On our ascent we even saw a huge black bear! The hike is…

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Brohm Lake and Tantalus view Lookout – Squamish

Brohm Lake and Tantalus view Lookout – Squamish

The Tantalus view Lookout seems like it would be a fantastic trail at any time of year, but it is especially lovely during the shoulder season*, or in winter when the higher trails are too full of snow to allow you to walk. The trail winds its way around the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest and leads you to several stunning viewpoints that look out to the Tantalus Mountain range. We did this walk in the first week of March. The…

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Whistler at Christmas – Skiing and giggles

Whistler at Christmas – Skiing and giggles

Have you ever considered skiing in Whistler at Christmas? I have to admit, getting out and about on Christmas day has never really crossed my mind. Our family traditions normally involve presents, a huge amount of food, friends, games and TV. You can read about normal Christmas giggles here. But Marc and I are far away from our families, so we decided to try a Christmas day trip to Whistler to ski. It turned out to be a brilliant idea…

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