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24 Easy Backpacking Trips In BC For Beginners

British Columbia’s backcountry is gorgeous, making day hikers wish they didn’t have to leave. The next logical step is a backpacking trip, but it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why I put together this list of easy backpacking trips in BC. I’ve been backpacking in BC for 20 years (and I …

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2023 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 2023. The most spectacular trips are often …

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Sea to Sky Highway Road Trip Guide: Driving from Vancouver to Whistler

As a local, I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve driven the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler. When I lived I drove it at least twice a year, and now that I live in Squamish, I drive it about twice a month. The Sea to Sky Highway is a gorgeous drive …

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Della Falls Trail Hiking Guide (Vancouver Island Backpacking)

The 32 km-long Della Falls Trail takes hikers through a beautiful river valley deep in the mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. From your riverside campsite, hike to the base of the falls or a spectacular viewpoint on the Love Lake Trail. At 440-metres-tall, Della Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in …

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Backcountry Huts in British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies

Backcountry huts give hikers, climbers, and skiers a warm and dry place to sleep, eat, and chill out between adventures. Thankfully there are dozens of backcountry huts in British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies. In this post, I’ve got basic info for over 80 backcountry cabins in BC and Alberta. The listing for each hut …

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Where to Go Snowshoeing in Vancouver

In Vancouver, we don’t stop hiking in the winter… we just switch to snowshoes. In this guide to Vancouver snowshoeing, you’ll get info and directions for 10 different trails ranging from super-flat beginner trails to epic treks to mountain summits. They are easy to follow with winter markings and most are accessible by bus. You …

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How to Go Backpacking in BC Without Reservations

With lots of people stressing about backpacking reservations in BC, you might feel like you have to book backcountry camping months in advance if you want to go on a trip. But that’s totally untrue – there are tons of places to go backpacking in BC without reservations. I’ve been backpacking in British Columbia for …

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Little Huson Caves on Vancouver Island

The Little Huson Caves are a hidden gem on Northern Vancouver Island. It’s a spectacular location where a rushing creek funnels through a steep canyon into a cave, then comes out the other side. You can reach the caves via a short and easy trail. I’m surprised that few people know about Little Huson Caves. …

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The Best Hikes in Squamish, BC (From a Local)

I’ve lived in Squamish for over a year, but before I moved here, I hiked in Squamish all the time. I’ve done tons of hikes near Squamish so I’ve put together a list of the best hikes in Squamish. Between hiking trails, mountain biking trails, and dirt bike trails, there are literally hundreds of hiking …

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