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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The Snowshoe Grind on Grouse Mountain

Snowshoe Grind at Grouse Mountain

The Snowshoe Grind starts from the top of Grouse Mountain and follows the Dam Mountain route, offering a heart-pumping workout and scenic views.

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Google Street View of Lake Louise

Google Street View and Parks Canada

Google has teamed up with Parks Canada to photograph and add trails and historic sites to their Google Maps Street View service. For some, it's a dream to visit many of Canada's National Parks but this can prove to be challenging in such a large coun...

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Top 5 Joffre Lakes Hiking Tips

The Joffre Lakes hike is one of the most accessible and spectacular hikes that you can do in the area. The hike gives people the opportunity to experience some amazing alpine scenery without having to trek into the backcountry for days, and can be co...

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Vancouver September Hikes

Summer is over, the Labour Day long weekend has passed, and everyone is back to school or work. However, that doesn't necessarily mean the hiking season is over in Vancouver or Southwestern British Columbia. ...

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Blackcomb Hiking

Until the Peak-to-Peak Gondola had it’s first summer of operation in 2009 (it opened December 2008), not many people had hiked the trails on top of Blackcomb Mountain. Before this, the only ways to access it were by taking the Solar Coaster Express...

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Mystery Lake

The second in a series of reviews of alpine lakes located in the North Shore mountains. Today we look at Mystery Lake on Mount Seymour. ...

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Dilly Dally Peak

This trail, like so many others in the Lower Mainland, was constructed by the indefatigable Halvor Lunden.  Eventually BC Hydro named the entir...

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Sam, Theagill, and Cabin Lakes on Cypress

Sam Lake, Theagill Lake, and Cabin Lake

If you have a penchant for North Shore hiking trails, you no doubt have spent at least one summer afternoon jumping into a frigid lake in an attempt to shed the sweat and dust from your body. ...

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