Giving Back – Volunteering For Trail Maintenance

Many hikers forget the amount of work that goes into clearing trails from fallen debris, repairing wooden bridges, and preparing the forested routes for the summer hikers. Lori Pederson from Hiking For The Scaredy Cat discusses her volunteer experience in Golden Ears Provincial Park and how you can get involved with BC Parks.

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Waterfalls of Vancouver and Southwest British Columbia

A guide to the waterfalls near Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, the Fraser Valley and throughout Southwest British Columbia.

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Hiking in the Backcountry and Camping Overnight

Lori Pederson from Hiking For The Scaredy Cat talks about hiking in the backcountry and camping overnight, including what clothing and camping gear is essential for your adventure.

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A New Hiker’s Guide For The Vancouver Area

This guide will provide information for people who are new to Vancouver or looking to expand and explore beyond the city, the many hiking trails on the local mountains and in south western British Columbia.

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Hollyburn Mountain Snowshoeing

The snowshoe trail to Hollyburn Mountain is one of the more popular winter routes near Vancouver. It begins from the cross-country ski area of Cypress Mountain and is about 7km round-trip, gaining 450 meters in elevation.

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Zoa Peak Snowshoe

Located just off the Coquihalla Highway, Zoa Peak offers a great snowshoe adventure with incredible views of the surrounding mountains in the region. Lori Pederson of Hiking For the Scaredy Cat gives advice from her trip up Zoa Peak in the snow.

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Snowshoe Grind at Grouse Mountain

The Snowshoe Grind starts from the top of Grouse Mountain and follows the Dam Mountain route, offering a heart-pumping workout and scenic views.

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Google Street View and Parks Canada

Google has teamed up with Parks Canada to photograph and add trails and historic sites to their Google Maps Street View service. For some, it’s a dream to visit many of Canada’s National Parks but this can prove to be challenging in such a large country and where some of the parks are located in relatively remote areas.

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Top 5 Joffre Lakes Hiking Tips

The Joffre Lakes hike is one of the most accessible and spectacular hikes that you can do in the area. The hike gives people the opportunity to experience some amazing alpine scenery without having to trek into the backcountry for days, and can be completed as a day hike, or an overnighter.

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Vancouver September Hikes

Summer is over, the Labour Day long weekend has passed, and everyone is back to school or work. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the hiking season is over in Vancouver or Southwestern British Columbia.

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