Category: Snow

Bower Lookout, Cypress Mountain

Distance from Vancouver: 45min 1-2hrs, 3km round-trip Elevation gain: 200m We decided to head up the mountains after New Years to enjoy the sun before we start working again. It was a short and sweet trip up to Bowen Lookout on the How Sound…

Elfin Lakes – Winter trail, Squamish BC

Elevation : 600m 22km, 6-8h for the round-trip to the Elfin Lake Hut 1h45 from Vancouver This is a sequel to a first trip to Elfin Lakes I have done in the winter. The first trip didn’t have much of a view (see here…

Joffres Lake, Winter trail, Pemberton – January 2015

4hrs, 10km Elevation gain: 400m Driving distance from Vancouver: about 3-4hrs in winter conditions The winter trails follow the new summer trail that was finished in the last 2 summers. We followed the well marked snowshoe trail (snowshoes probably not necessary due to the…

Rainbow Lake – Madely Lake Valley

7hrs Elevation gain: 850m Driving time from Vancouver : 1h30-2h We had a late start and left the trailhead around 11:30AM on a really nice and sunny day (April 13th). We thought the beginning of the trail would be quite muddy, but it ended…

July Mountain – Coquihalla

10hrs Elevation gain : Roughly 1040m Driving time from Vancouver : 3h Summit: 2124m We had an early start from the Coquihalla Lodges and headed to the trailhead. You will have to take the highway 3 and Exit 231 for Mine Creek Road (not accessible through…

Elfin Lakes – Overnight

Elevation : 600m 22km, 6-8h for the round-trip to the Elfin Lake Hut 1h45 from Vancouver You will need a 4×4 to get up the road to the trailhead during the winter : Make sure you have winter tires or chains and look at…