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Rampart Ponds Campground

Rampart Ponds is a campground within Garibaldi Provincial Park. It's 11km further from the ever-popular Elfin Lakes Campground and offers amazing views of Mt Garibaldi. If you're unable to get reservations at Elfin Lakes, or simply wish to spend multiple nights camping in Garibaldi Provincial Park, the Rampart Ponds campground is a great destination! In this guide to the Rampart Ponds campsite, you'll find information for camping at Rampart Ponds and hiking to Elfin Lakes ...

Crown Mountain hike, Vancouver

Crown Mountian on Vancouver's North Shore is one of the most difficult hikes near Vancouver. It's not exceptionally long at a distance of about 10km from the Grouse Mountain lodge, but there's a lot of steep climbing then steep down climbing followed by more steep uphill climbing and a short scramble section to reach the Crown Mountain summit. All that up and down can feel like a lot more effort than just going up! Still, ...

Cypress Falls hike, Vancouver

When it comes to what to do in Vancouver when it rains, going for a hike in the forest is always a good choice. Cypress Falls Park in West Vancouver is a short and easy hike in Vancouver that has an impressive waterfall at the end too. If you're looking for a hike in Vancouver, check out the rest of this post for more information on the Cypress Falls hike.  Cypress Falls Park Cypress Falls ...

Eco Camping – what is it and how to do it

If you haven't caught onto this by now,  I love the outdoors. And what better way to experience the outdoors than camping? Whether you're car camping, front country, or backcountry camping, you really should be trying to follow eco camping principles whenever you go.  This means trying to reduce your impact on the environment around you, which is especially important now since so many people have come to discover the beauty of outdoor adventure. The ...

The best things to do in Vancouver in winter

It's heading into another Vancouver winter and that means dark, short days and so, SO much rain. But don't worry there are still plenty of things to do in Vancouver in winter. Evenings spent on the beach watching the sunset may be over, but winter means ski season, festivals, funky light events and new trails to explore. Below are some of the best outdoor and indoor activities in Vancouver this winter. If you're wondering what ...

Hiking Guide to the Berg Lake Trail, BC

When our friends managed to reserve campsites on BC's Berg Lake trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park, I jumped at the chance to join them. The trail, on the far side of BC near Jasper National Park, was one of those that was on my list but I never thought I'd convince Thom to join me. I think the fact that even Thom (who's not a super keen hiker) enjoyed the Berg Lake hike speaks ...

Best dutch ovens for camping

Cooking in the great outdoors is always a fun time and camping food is made even better when you bring along one of these dutch ovens for camping! I've put in the work to find the best cast iron camp ovens so that you don't have to. Having a dutch oven camping means you can cook so many more things. With a dutch oven, you can cook bread, pies, pizzas - basically anything you would ...

45 Things to do in Vancouver in the summer

It's my third summer in Vancouver, BC and boy, oh boy am I looking forward to it. It's not even like the winter in Vancouver was that rainy this year! But Vancouver in the summer is something special. The city truly comes alive, everyone's out of hibernation and the seawall is bustling with people skating, cycling, rollerblading, and hanging out on the beach. The mountains begin to thaw out and those long summer days mean ...

17 Hidden gems in Vancouver, BC

Three years of living in Vancouver has flown by and just when I think I know the city well I find out about another great hidden gem in Vancouver. These Vancouver hidden gems are all over the city and coming across one always makes me smile. These places in Vancouver are also some of the best secret places in British Columbia and includes the Horseshoe Bay viewpoint. So, if you've visited Vancouver before and are ...

20+ Cute date ideas and romantic things to do in Vancouver, BC

Despite not being a big city there are plenty of romantic things to do in Vancouver. If you and your partner (or potential partner) like outdoors dates then there are even more Vancouver date ideas available to you! This city is home to spectacular scenery as well as some cool indoors date ideas revolving around fancy cocktails, nice meals and great coffee. If you’re looking for romantic things to do in Vancouver for Valentine’s Day ...