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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 ...

Loggers Lake Whistler

Following on from our Cheakamus Lake hike/bike, we made a quick stop at the van to refill on water and snacks and headed then carried on biking to Loggers Lake in Whistler. It's a short hike to Loggers Lake with one very steep section (that I wasn't quite able to bike up), but it's a great spot to chill out at and for swimming in if you're in the area. Lake swimming after a hike ...

Cheakamus Lake hike, Whistler hikes

The Cheakamus Lake trail is one of the few hikes accessible hikes in Garibaldi Provincial Park that I hadn't hike until fairly recently. And I guess if I'm honest I still haven't done the Cheakamus Lake hike; we mountain biked to Cheakamus Lake near Whistler instead! The trail for both hiking and biking is the same so this Cheakamus lake hike guide will apply to you whether you're on two feet or two wheels. It's ...

Indian Arm Camping and Paddle Boarding

Ever since we moved to Vancouver four years ago (how is it that long already?!) I've wanted to do some Deep Cove kayaking and Indian Arm camping. We'd taken out our old Intex inflatable kayaks on the Indian Arm before but had yet to make it over to Twin Islands which is the closest island you can camp on in the Indian Arm. Now we've got our inflatabale SUPs, I picked up a few dry ...

Deep Cove kayaking and paddleboarding

Deep Cove and kayaking are pretty much synonymous. On any sunny weekend, you can find dozens of people outside of Deep Cove kayak rentals getting ready to hit the water and go kayaking on the Indian Arm.  Kayaking the Indian Arm is something we'd done before for a couple of hours, and we'd been lucky enough to get a boat to Granite Falls in the Indian Arm with some of our friends. However, we'd yet ...

West Knob Trail, Hikes near Vancouver

Have you ever heard of the West Knob hike near Vancouver? This trail in West Vancouver starts along the Baden Powell trail before splitting off and heading up to a rocky outcrop above Horseshoe Bay with a view on Howe Sound. It’s a lesser-known hike with a decent amount of elevation and views without the crowds! West Knob hike I’d never heard of the West Knob hike until my friend signed me up to the ...

The best Okanagan rental cabins for a cosy vacation

Looking for Okanagan rental cabins for your next ski or lake-side vacation? You're in the right place. I've searched for some of the best rental cabins in the Okanagan, BC and found some real gems. These Okanagan rental cottages and cabins include cute tiny homes, cosy wood cabins with hot tubs in the Okanagan and lakeside retreats. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a trip with a few friends, you're sure to find ...

Best cabins near Vancouver, BC for cosy weekend getaways

I've lost count of the number of times I've gone on to Airbnb and searched for "cabins near Vancouver". There's just something about staying in a wooden shelter with a fireplace, blankets, a board game or a good book. Tell me I'm not the only one? I've hiked around the cute log cabins in Vancouver on Cypress Mountain and will soon be staying in this super cute cabin on Bowen Island. The list of cabins ...

The best things to do in Deep Cove, North Vancouver

Deep Cove is a hugely popular little village on the north shore surrounded by mountains, forests and the Burrard Inlet where it turns into the Indian arm. It's a great place for some easy Vancouver hikes, kayaking and paddle boarding, exploring the shops or treating yourself to a donut! If you're wondering what to do in Deep Cove, here's a guide to the best things to do in Deep Cove, BC! Deep Cove is situated ...

Brothers Creek Loop Trail, West Vancouver

The Brother's Creek Loop trail in West Vancouver is a perfect hike for in-between seasons. One of the popular fall hikes near Vancouver, I completed this last spring and though it was a bit snowy towards the top, I thought it was great for when you just need to enjoy some forest hiking. There's no amazing viewpoint but the old-growth trees, waterfalls and lakes within Cypress Provincial Park. Brother's Creek Loop hike If there's one ...