National Parks and Historic Sites in BC

It’s Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017 and to mark the special occasion, Parks Canada is providing free access to all National Parks and Historic Sites with their 2017 Discovery Pass. Here is a list of all the National Parks and Historic Sites in British Columbia to help you plan your trips.

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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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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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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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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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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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Canada Day Long Weekend

Hikers will be excited to hit the trails this Canada Day Long Weekend, however snow is still lingering in the higher elevations. Here are some long weekend recommendations if you have not already made plans.

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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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