Camping at Joffre Lakes near Pemberton, BC

Located north of Pemberton, Joffre Lakes offers a great camping experience and the opportunity to hike by three scenic, turquoise coloured lakes. Written by Lori Pederson of Hiking For The Scaredy Cat, this article provides information about the BC Parks campsite and the surrounding area.

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The five most challenging hiking trails

The 5 Most Challenging Hiking Trails Near Vancouver

The most difficult hiking trails near Vancouver and Whistler often have some of the best views and alpine scenery. This list covers the five most difficult hikes, including Golden Ears, Wedgemount Lake, The Lions, Panorama Ridge, and Black Tusk.

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Bird watching at Boundary Bay Regional Park

5 Hot Spots for Bird Watching around Vancouver

Linda Bakker from the Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia provides her top picks for the best 5 locations for bird watching around Vancouver’s Lower Mainland.

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The Chief

Popular Exercise Hikes

These hiking trails are primarily for exercise and less about the scenery or view. The list includes trails near Vancouver, Squamish, Harrison Lake, and Chilliwack including the Grouse Grind, Upper Shannon Falls (Sea To Sky Gondola), The Chief, Burnaby Mountain, Teapot Hill, and more.

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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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Bridal Veil Falls

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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The view of Garibaldi Lake on the trail to Black Tusk

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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Enjoying a view, snowshoeing at Hollyburn Mountain

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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