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The most Instagrammed Hikes in Vancouver. The best hikes in Vancouver for Instagram photos. (Or the hikes to avoid if you want solitude!)
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Most Instagrammed Hikes in Vancouver

Recently I was trying to make a list of the most popular hikes in Vancouver. I asked friends for their opinion and did some googling, but then I had a better idea: Instagram! Tons of people location tag their…

Crooked Falls in Squamish
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Hike to Crooked Falls in Squamish

When you think of waterfalls in Squamish, you think of Shannon Falls or maybe Brandywine Falls. Those are both amazingly tall waterfalls with easy tourist-in-flipflops-friendly walks to a viewing platform, overflowing parking lots and tons of people with selfie…

Sea to Summit Trail - Alternatives to the Grouse Grind
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Alternatives to the Grouse Grind

If you hike in Vancouver, chances are you’ve done the Grouse Grind or at least heard of it.  It’s a super steep hike that gains 853m of elevation over just 2.9km of trail (for a grade of 29%) and…

Water taxi to Meares Island
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Hiking the Big Tree Trail on Meares Island

The Big Tree Trail is just 10 minutes by water taxi from the small town of Tofino, but it’s a world away.  While most of the rainforest near Tofino in Pacific Rim National Park is second growth, on the…

Winter reflections at Garibaldi Lake
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Photo Essay: Garibaldi Lake in Early Winter

For the past two years I’ve hiked to Garibaldi Lake in late November.  It’s become a fun tradition.  It’s a great time of year to go since it’s a winter wonderland at the lake but the trail on the…