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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!)
BC Day Hikes

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…

Joffre Lake Alternatives to Garibaldi lake
Backpacking BC

Garibaldi Alternatives: Alpine Backpacking in BC

Starting in 2016, hikers require advance reservations to backcountry camp at Garibaldi Lake, Taylor Meadows and Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park.  These three campgrounds in Garibaldi are probably the most popular place to backcountry camp in BC since…

Crooked Falls in Squamish
BC Day Hikes

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
BC Day Hikes

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…

Backpacking the Sunshine Coast Trail - Manzanita Bluff
Backpacking BC

Backpacking the Sunshine Coast Trail Trip Report

Over the Easter long weekend I spent three days backpacking a section of the Sunshine Coast Trail with a group of friends.  Never heard of the Sunshine Coast Trail? The whole trail is 180 kilometers long and stretches the whole length…

Spring Backpacking Near Vancouver: Olympic Coast
Backpacking BC

Ask Taryn: Spring Backpacking Near Vancouver

As part of my “Ask Taryn” series, Carlin emailed me to ask for trip planning help for spring backpacking near Vancouver. She writes: I am originally from Colorado, but live here in Vancouver. I wanted to pick your brain…

Water taxi to Meares Island
BC Day Hikes

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…

Squamish River in winter
BC Travel

Photo Essay: A Winter Weekend in Squamish

Last Friday after work Greg and I threw our bags into the car and headed north up the Sea to Sky highway for a weekend in Squamish. Except this time we weren’t going to sleep in a tent or…