Helm Creek with Black Tusk in the distance

Garibaldi Lake / Helm Creek Traverse

Posted: August 23, 2016

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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Day Hiking Gear

What To Bring On A Day Hike

Posted: August 18, 2016

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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2016 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest

Posted: August 13, 2016

Submit your hiking photos to win great prizes from the 2016 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest.

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Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park

BC Day Long Weekend Hiking

Posted: July 27, 2016

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 Dogs

Dog Friendly Hikes in Vancouver

Posted: July 21, 2016

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

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4 Lakes Trail

Canada Day Long Weekend

Posted: June 28, 2016

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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A view of Blackcomb Meadows and the Overlord Trail

Hiking Passes Compared

Posted: June 26, 2016

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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Camping in Taylor Meadows

Garibaldi Campsite Reservations Required

Posted: June 24, 2016

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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Whistler Hiking

The Best Trails To Hike In Whistler This Summer

Posted: June 23, 2016

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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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace on Your Next Hike

Posted: June 14, 2016

The seven principles of Leave No Trace (LNT) are important for all hikers and outdoor enthusiasts to ensure the wilderness is respected and kept pristine. Taryn Eyton (aka Happiest Outdoors) discusses each of the principles and why they are important.

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