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Cheakamus River Snowshoe Trail in Whistler

One of my favourite places to snowshoe in Whistler is a loop along the banks of the Cheakamus River using the Farside and Riverside Trails. You’ll snowshoe through the gorgeous snowy forest, get views of the river canyon, and cross a spectacular suspension bridge. The Cheakamus River snowshoe trail is rated easy to moderate, so …

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Most Instagrammed Hikes in Vancouver in 2022

This list of the most Instagrammed hikes in Vancouver was first published in February 2017. I updated the numbers each year. I’ve run the numbers fresh for 2022… (drumroll please)… and this year the hikes on the list haven’t changed. (But you’ll still have to read the whole post to see which hike is number …

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Juan de Fuca Trail Itinerary and Section-by-Section Overview

The Juan de Fuca Trail covers 47 challenging kilometres along the coast of southwestern Vancouver Island. I hiked the trail in 2009 and 2021, so I put together a Juan de Fuca Trail itinerary to help you get prepared for your trip. I also have several Juan de Fuca itinerary options for trips between 3 …

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Juan De Fuca Trail Guide: Backpacking on Vancouver Island

The Juan de Fuca Trail is a multi-day hike along the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is a challenging backpacking trip through the rainforest and across beaches. Along its 47 kilometre length you will experience lots of gorgeous scenery, old-growth trees, sandy beaches, and mud. I hiked the Juan de …

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2022 BC Backpacking Reservation Dates You Need to Know

British Columbia has hundreds of options for gorgeous backpacking trips. Most are free or require a permit, but for a few special trips, you need to make reservations in advance. If you’re planning ahead of time, these are the BC backpacking reservation dates you need to know for 2022. The most spectacular trips are often …

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Where to Go Snowshoeing in Manning Park, BC

I know it’s a bold statement, but I think Manning Park is the best place to snowshoe in southwestern BC. Here’s why snowshoeing in Manning Park is so awesome: Easy drive from Greater Vancouver on a plowed and sanded highway. Usually low avalanche risk.  Better weather and fluffier snow than the coast.  No stupidly steep …

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Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit: Paddling in British Columbia

The Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit is a spectacular canoe trip in Northern British Columbia. It takes about a week to paddle the chain of 12 lakes arranged in a rough rectangle shape. I paddled the Bowron Lakes over eight days in September 2021 and experienced gorgeous mountain scenery, beautiful lakes, wildlife, and incredible campsites. Since …

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Snow-Free Hikes in Vancouver: 100+ Year-round Trails

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you need to stop hiking. Since it can be tough to find trails without snow, I’ve put together the an absolutely enormous list of snow-free hikes in Vancouver for you. These are trails in Vancouver that you can hike year round… and there’s over 100 of them! I’ve got …

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