Barnston Island Road

Barnston Island – A Family Bike Ride

A short ferry ride to Barnston Island where a 10km loop around the island offers a wonderful experience for a family bike ride, with scenic stops at Mann Point and Robert Point.

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Helm Creek with Black Tusk in the distance

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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Day Hiking Gear

What To Bring On A Day Hike

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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Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park

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 Dogs

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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A view of Blackcomb Meadows and the Overlord Trail

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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Camping in Taylor Meadows

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 requi...

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Whistler Hiking

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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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace on Your Next Hike

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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The Chief

Incredible Trails To Hike In Squamish

The “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada”, the town of Squamish provides plenty of incredible hiking trails, with scenic mountain views, raging rivers, or calm lakeside relaxation spots.

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