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Mount Strachan hike, Cypress Mountain

Mt Strachan is the highest peak of the Cypress Bowl Ski Area and one of the least well-known hikes too. However, I'd argue it's one of the best Cypress Mountain hikes for intermediate-advanced hikers. There's some steep, technical sections, a plane crash, and beautiful views (if you go on a non-cloudy day!). If you're looking for hikes near Vancouver, make sure to check out the Mount Strachan trail. No. daypass needed for Cypress in 2021 ...

Bowen Lookout trail, Cypress Mountain (+Bowen Lookout snowshoe)

Bowen Lookout is my goto when I just need a short, easy hike near Vancouver with a great view. This hike can be done in an hour (but likely more since you'll want t to enjoy the view) and is the perfect place to watch the sunset near Vancouver. Whilst it's most commonly done as an addition to either the St Mark's Summit hike or Mt Strachan, it's definitely worthwhile doing as a hike on ...

The Chief hike in Squamish, BC

The Stawamus Chief trail is perhaps the most popular hike in Squamish and for good reason. You don't need to travel far down a logging road, the hike is fun and varied and you get great views of downtown Squamish and the surrounding mountains from the top. If you've yet to do go hiking the Chief trail then here's everything you need to know about one of the best Squamish hikes!  NEW 2021 UPDATE! From ...

Dog Mountain trail, Vancouver, BC

One of the best hikes in North Vancouver is the Dog Mountain trail in Mount Seymour Provincial Park. This hike offers great 'bang for your buck', with amazing views for limited effort. It's a great trail for a sunrise or sunset hike near Vancouver and is dog-friendly so your 4-legged best friend can come too! If you want to hike Dog Mountain in Vancouver be sure to check out this hiking guide to make sure ...

Sea to Summit Trail (& down on the gondola!), Squamish

The Sea to Summit trail, sometimes called the Sea to Sky trail, is a rewarding hike in Squamish BC that offers a gondola ride down. Honestly, it doesn't get much better than skipping the (sometimes boring) return hiking journey and resting your legs by getting a gondola down the mountain. The Sea to Summit uses the same trail as The Chief to begin with before splitting off, passing Upper Shannon Falls and then climbing up ...

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 ...

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 ...