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!

Upper Shannon Falls – Squamish

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Elevation : 470m
7.5km, 5h
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.

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Mt Seymour – Peaks 1-2-3

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Elevation : 450m
9km, 5h
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. ┬áhave 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 !

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Quarry Rock – Deep Cove

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Elevation : 100m
3.8km, 2h
45 min from Vancouver

I love this hike… the view is great, the hike simple (beginning of the Baden Powell trail in Deep Cove) and the treat (Honey Donuts) at the end back in Deep Cove is totally worth the trip! I would highly recommend taking your visitors out there!

Musical Bumps – Singing Pass

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Elevation : 550m
25km, 7h
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.

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