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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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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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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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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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 Chairlift to the top, while skiing was still going on in the glacier area, or face a long, arduous hike up the ski runs from the village.

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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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Five Favorite Hikes in Southwestern B.C.

There comes a time when a hiker needs and even craves variety. If you are willing to go a little further afield, there are hiking gems scattered throughout the immense region of Southwestern B.C. Unfortunately, for every great hike there are innumerable lackluster, or simply bad hikes. A bad hike is especially disappointing when you have to drive a great distance to reach it. The hikes described here make the drive worthwhile almost every time.

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Alexander Falls

One of Whistler’s most spectacular waterfalls is Alexander Falls, located in the Callaghan Valley region near the area where the 2010 Olympic Nordic events took place. The waterfall is easy to access by car and the viewing platform is right next to the parking lot, so no walking or hiking is required.

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