Parker Ridge – Alberta

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Elevation : 250m
5km, 2h
Banff Provincial Park

Really nice hike with amazing view of the Saskatchewan Glacier. Breathtaking. Worth the stop on the Icefield Parkway.

Mount Edith Cavell – Alberta

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4-5h of hiking, about 800m elevation if you reach the top.

Because the weather was turning pretty fast we didn’t went all the way up. Really impressive hike with the view on the glacier.. Banff Provincial Park.

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Iao Valley – Maui

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I don’t remember the details of this hike. In my memory it was about 2h round-trip in the dry/hot weather of Maui in the Iao Valley near our hostel (Banana Bungalow Hostel). They actually filmed the opening scene of the first Jurassic Park in that area!!

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Haleakala Volcano – Maui

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16km, 6h
Distance from Vancouver : just a few km ;o) !

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Amazing hike on Maui. Starting from the Visitor center, going all the way down into and accross the crater, and then coming up on the other side of the volcano… and end up at the top for the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen.

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Cheakamus Lake – Whistler

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Elevation : Minimal
16km, 5h
1h45 from Vancouver

I would like to mention that the Cheakamus Lake Road (off the highway to the trailhead) is in really bad shape (June 2012). My little baby car had some trouble to get there (i.e we drove 5km/h for 30min trying to avoid all the bumps)… but feasible. The trail is simple and goes along the lake until some camping spots and further to another bigger camping area. Perfect hike to do on a nice day and have a great dinner in Whistler after !

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Alice Lake

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Elevation : 200m
6km, 2h
1h30 from Vancouver

Nice little hike to do on a rainy/cloudy day. Mostly cover, but I never seen trees that green in my life before!