Lindsay Lake

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Elevation : 1020m
15km, 6h
Distance from Vancouver : 45min

 

That was a long day as I can remember. It’s a fun hike though. Lots of elevation (I do remember sweating, A LOT), and numerous view points along the way and lakes in the forest. Not too far from Vancouver and great views on Buntzen Lake and Indian Arm.

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High Falls Creek – Squamish Valley

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Elevation : 650m
12km, 5h
2h from Vancouver

I really enjoyed hiking in High Falls Creek. There is a lot of different terrains and the trail can be technical at some points. Views are great (if you are lucky enough and the clouds move away).

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Black Tusk – Garibaldi Lake – Panorama Ridge

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Black Tusk
Elevation :  1740m
24km, 11h

We actually did an overnight trip and combine these 3 hikes. I would totally recommend doing that. It’s a long week-end, but really worth it. The detailed info for each hike is the info for a ‘day hike round-trip’. Distance from Vancouver : 1h45

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Garibaldi Lake
Elevation : 820m
18km, 5h

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Panorama Ridge
Elevation : 1520m
30km, 11h

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We left Vancouver early in the morning and headed out to the trailhead. We hiked up to Taylor Meadows and pitch the tent. From there we took our daypacks and went up  Black Tusk… and then went back down to Garibaldi Lake to hang out, feets in the water. Then we walked back to Taylor Meadows for the night and a good dinner. In the morning we left early for Panorama Ridge, came back to the Meadows, packed the tent away and hiked back down to the parking lot. Over 20km and 20h of hiking in 2 days. That’s what I call a week-end!

Elk Mountain – Chilliwack

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Elevation : 800m
7km, 4h
1h30 from Vancouver

Unfortunately we didn’t get a view on that one. It was really foggy. The trail is actually pretty steep at the beginning until you get to the meadows where the vegetation is really interesting. You can keep going further to Thurston peak if you want but we didn’t that time as there was no view…

Eagle Bluffs – Cypress Mountain

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Elevation : 350m
8km, 4h

Discovered this trail this fall for the first time. A really nice surprise… Steep sections at the start (read – pretty steep and steady) with a nice flat trail at the end to go around the lake and to the view point. Hoping to do this one again snowshoeing or during the summer !

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Dog Mountain

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Elevation :  minimal
5km, 2h
45 min from Vancouver

Totally family friendly.. I usually take my non-hikers friends there for their first try. Usually a good one ; nice views, minimal effort, lots of fun. Trail can be busy though! Some up and downs. Trailhead at Mt. Seymour parking.