Fall Colours

Late-September is the perfect time for a hike and to see some of the beautiful fall colours as the trees and mountains turn to orange, red, and yellow.

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Where To See The Salmon Run

Late-September and October are the perfect time to witness the salmon run near Vancouver as returning salmon make their way up rivers and creeks to spawn. Find some of the popular places to see the returning salmon, including the Capilano River, Kanaka Creek, and more.

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HikeFest

Celebrate hiking by participating in HikeFest at the Sea To Sky Gondola in Squamish. Hikers can register for guided hiking tours on several trails and learn from some of the local outdoor experts.

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Barnston Island – A Family Bike Ride

A short ferry ride to Barnston Island where a 10km loop around the island offers a wonderful experience for a family bike ride, with scenic stops at Mann Point and Robert Point.

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Garibaldi Lake / Helm Creek Traverse

The Garibaldi Lake / Helm Creek Traverse is a 25km one-way route that can be done as a multi-day camping trip or for trail runners wanting to explore Panorama Ridge or Black Tusk.

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What To Bring On A Day Hike

From food and water to navigation and safety supplies, Taryn Eyton (aka Happiest Outdoors) explains what day hikers should bring on their hikes when exploring the local mountains and trails.

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BC Day Long Weekend Hiking

The BC Day Long Weekend offers a good chance to do a lot of hiking trails that are at higher elevations, such as the Lions, Wedgemount, and more, but make sure to take the proper precautions.

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Dog Friendly Hikes in Vancouver

Recommendations for dog-friendly hiking trails in Vancouver and some tips for trail etiquette and how to be prepared.

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Hiking Passes Compared

A comparison of the hiking passes for Grouse Mountain, The Sea To Sky Gondola, and Whistler Blackcomb’s Peak To Peak pass for the the summer season.

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Garibaldi Campsite Reservations Required

Campsite reservations are now required during the peak summer season from June 29th – September 30th at the Garibaldi Lake campsite, Taylor Meadows campsite, and Elfin Lakes campsite. The popularity of these back-country campsites has made it a requirement that campers must pre-book their spots with BC Parks online or by phone by calling 1-800-689-9025.  The Elfin Lakes hut must be reserved year-round.

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