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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 ...

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: Everything you need to know

Everyone loves a good cherry blossom, right? That's certainly true in Vancouver for the Vancouver cherry blossom festival. When the trees start to turn pink, you finally get a glimpse of the summer to come it makes you forget about all those dark winter days and endless rain. If you want to find out where to get that Instagram picture of the cherry blossom in Vancouver, then keep on reading for everything you need to ...

Mt Gardner: Hiking on Bowen Island

If you've ever wanted to go hiking on Bowen Island to hike Mt Gardner here's everything you need to know. This Vancouver hiking guide will cover how to get to the trailhead (including the Bowen Island ferry schedule), where to stay and details on the Mt Gardner hike. We hiked this in the fall and had great views from the top of both the North Shore mountains that we're used to hiking and exploring and ...

Baden Powell Trail: Grouse Mountain to Deep Cove

The Baden Powell Trail runs across the North Shore mountains for about 50km from Horseshoe Bay in the west, to Deep Cove in the east. Along the way you climb up the mountains making up Mt Cypress ski resort, cross the feet of Grouse Mountain, Mt Fromme and Mt Seymour before descending into the quaint little village of Deep Cove. It's one of the most famous trials in the North Shore and is used by ...

The VERY BEST things to do on Bowen Island, BC

Despite the fact that Vancouver is a pretty green city complete with beaches and a massive park (Stanley Park), every now and again it's nice to escape this and find somewhere even greener. Enter Bowen Island, BC and my guide to the best things to do on Bowen Island. Bowen Island is covered in forest and has tonnes of little coves just waiting to be explored. There are beaches, hikes, and trails and it's a ...

Hollyburn Mountain hike

At just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, the Cypress bowl ski area is one of the best places for a hike when you just need to escape the city but don't want to go too far. There are plenty of trails for people looking to go hiking the Cypress Mountain area. Hollyburn Mountain, one of the three mountains making up the area (the others being Black Mountain and Strachan) is one of the most popular ...

Diez Vistas trail, Vancouver

The Diez Vistas trail at Buntzen Lake is a popular Vancouver hike. It's full name, Sendero Diez Vistas, means path of ten views. There are 10 viewpoints along the trail with most of them looking out over the Indian Arm towards Mt Seymour. Though the elevation change on this hike isn't huge, don't underestimate it as the terrain is often rooty and rocky meaning it's not the easiest hike near Vancouver!  If you're looking to ...

8 of the best Squamish hikes

Squamish is known as the adventure capital of Canada and for good reason. Anything you want to do you can do it in Squamish, BC. There's hiking, mountain biking, endless climbing routes, off-roading, backcountry skiing, kite-boarding and more. It's a fantastic town that's grown hugely in popularity and it's easy to see why. We spend many weekends in Squamish throughout the year and always have fun. Here are some of my favourite hikes from the ...

Horseshoe Bay Sunset Platform

Seen photos of a beautiful sunset platform in a place that looks like Horseshoe Bay? The Horseshoe Bay lookout platform is a beautiful spot to watch the sunset in Vancouver and offers some of the best Vancouver views I've seen. It's one of Vancouver's best-kept secrets and half the fun is finding it for yourself.  It took us a while to find the sunset platform in West Vancouver. The first time we tried we ended ...