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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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 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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BC Parks Camping Reservations for 2016

BC Park’s campsite reservations for 2016 can be made as of March 15, 2016 at 7am PST through the Discover Camping website.

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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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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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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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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 completed as a day hike, or an overnighter.

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The Seven Sisters Trail

The Seven Sisters Trail at Cultas Lake is an easy, relaxing hike for families, nature lovers, and beginners alike. Starting out at the Spring Bay picnic area parking lot, you can walk across the street to enter the trail at Clear Creek Campground. The trail is very well marked and easy to find. I recommend that you get an early start during summer months  as parking is limited to ten or twelve places. We arrived at 9:45 and managed to get one of the last spots.

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Whistler Alpine Hiking

Some of the best places for hiking and incredible scenery are the alpine areas, high in the mountains along the Sea To Sky region of British Columbia. The high elevation, harsh winter climate, and geological makeup of the area give way to glaciers, bright turquoise lakes, incredible mountain top views, gorgeous meadows full of wildflowers, and rugged trail terrain, all well above the treeline.

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