Alternatives to the Grouse Grind

Fraser Valley Waterfall Hikes

6 Hot Backpacking Breakfasts

  • Garibaldi Lake

    You Killed a Bear

    Dear Garibaldi Lake Hikers and Campers: Yesterday, you killed a bear. You have been coming up to the lake for weeks this summer. You leave trash beside the lake and on…

  • Women's hiking gear: when is it actually worth it? When should you buy women's hiking gear? Are woman's backpacks worth it? Should you buy a women's sleeping bag or pad?

    Boreas Lost Coast 60 Backpack Review

    On multi-day hiking trips, having a comfortable backpack is pretty important. On my first ever backpacking trip (the West Coast Trail!) I used a borrowed backpack that was too big for…

  • Jessa Gilbert #getoutoftownvibe

    Jessa Gilbert: #getoutoftownvibe

    This post is part of a series here on Happiest Outdoors called “More Than Outdoors” where I chat with outdoorsy people who take their connection with the backcountry a little further,…

  • 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…

  • 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…