Views from the Heather Trail in Manning Park

The Heather Trail in Manning Park, BC

The picturesque Heather Trail in Manning Provincial Park is a popular hike because of it’s incredible scenery and access to the trail is relatively easy. A partial version of the trail can be done as a day-hike or the entire trail can be done as a 2-3 day camping trip.

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Hiking Books

Hiking Books for Southwest British Columbia

Even with a lot of hiking trail research being conducted online, it can still be useful having a hiking book or two to thumb through for inspiration. This post recommends several local Vancouver and Southwest BC day-hiking books.

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Insects be gone

Insects Be Gone!

Summer time in the local mountains includes plenty of mosquitoes and flies. Phyllis Ho explains some of her natural ways to repel mosquitoes on the hiking trails.

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Camping Taylor Meadows

Camping Near Garibaldi Lake

Camping at Garibaldi Lake or Taylor Meadows allows you to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery while giving you additional time to explore nearby Black Tusk or Panorama Ridge. Lori Pederson from Hiking For The Scaredy Cat discusses the camping experience in Garibaldi Provincial Park and what to expect at each campsite.

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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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