The Best Trail Running Clubs and Races around Vancouver

This is the third and final post in a series on trail running for beginners around Vancouver. You read post one and I suckered you into trying out trail running. You read post two and discovered some great trails to train on. Now you’re ready to put all that training to the test and line up at the start line of a race with a whole group of nutters trail runners.

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November and December Hiking Trails

While hiking in November or December around Vancouver can be dangerous at higher elevations due to snow and less daylight hours, there are plenty of hiking trails at lower elevations that are usually snow-free.

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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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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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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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The Best Trails To Hike In Whistler This Summer

Whistler has some of the best hiking in the southwest British Columbia region. Read about the best hiking trails in Whistler to do this summer to help you plan your outdoor alpine adventure.

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Trail Ventures BC – Detailed Hiking Trail Maps

For more than a decade, Tim O’Hearn of Trail Ventures BC has tirelessly mapped hiking trails throughout British Columbia, from Slesse to Strachan, from the Chilcotins to Chilliwack. Learn more about the highly detailed maps and purchase them directly from Trail Ventures BC.

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10 Hikes To Take Your Kids On This Summer

Explore 10 Hikes To Take Your Kids On This Summer in the Vancouver and southwest British Columbia region. The benefits of taking your children hiking include learning about the local nature and environment, physical activity, and the ability to explore the outdoors.

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Camping Near Garibaldi Lake

Camping at Garibaldi Lake or Taylor Meadows allows you to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery while giving you additional time to explore nearby Black Tusk or Panorama Ridge. Lori Pederson from Hiking For The Scaredy Cat discusses the camping experience in Garibaldi Provincial Park and what to expect at each campsite.

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