Elevation : Minimal
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 !
Elevation : 470m
1h15 from Vancouver
Did this hike on a cloudy/rainy day with my brother and his girlfriend. It was a lot of fun ; some technical sections but overall a good workout too. Nice view on Squamish valley and the Chief. Got my first official ‘wasp nest’ attack on that trail.. careful where you step.
Elevation : 450m
45min from Vancouver
Mt. Seymour is definitely my favorite hiking/snowshoe spot on the North Shore. Easy, with great views that will blow your mind in a second. I’ve done the trail once in the summer and did the 3 peaks. Was harder than I expected, especially with warm weather and sun. have done this trail during the winter more often so it is great to see how the mountain actually looks like without the feets of snow covering it !
Elevation : 550m
2h from Vancouver
Amazing trail in Whistler. You start at the Whistler village, just beside the chairlift, and hike up between Whistler and Blackcomb (right under the Peak to Peak gondola) and then all around Whistler mountain. Lots of up and downs (bumps…) and end up coming back to Whistler peak where you can enjoy the Peak-to-Peak ride for free before coming back down with the gondola to the village.