Category Archives: Local Hikes

Howe Sound Crest Trail

L1080690This is an absolute gem of a trail, perhaps one of the best-conceived ideas of a North-Shore trail taking you through the best that the area has to offer – the views of a sparkling ocean dotted with islands are spectacular, the trail follows a backbone of a solid granite ridge, passing immediately next to Vancouver’s icon of a mountain, The Lions, and leading you to some exquisite swimming lakes. Continue reading

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Mount Bishop

Views from Mt BishopMount Bishop summit has been eluding me for a few years now, but not for the lack of trying. On our last attempt we got REALLY close but had to retreat because we were running desperately out of daylight. Oh yeah, and did I mention that we were also late starting off because Chris refused to climb over a fence of a newly constructed yet officially not-yet-accessible Bear Island bridge so we had to bike aaaaall the way back to Hydraulic Connector and cross the Seymour River there? Well, no hard feelings there but it left me with an URGE to get to Mt Bishop, for real, again. Continue reading

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Widgeon Lake

I like, ehm, logistically involved trips. Those which involve multiple means of transportation and complicated arrangements from water taxis (at a minimum) to scheduled float plane pick ups in order to just get to the starting point. The trip to Widgeon Lake was somewhere in the “moderate-low” range of that scale but offered great rewards for that little bit of extra effort. Continue reading

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Tunnel Bluffs

L1070032Big trees, cushions of bright green moss, the solitude and a fantastic view at the end – the Tunnel Bluffs trail is grossly underrated, my dear friends. Why is this hike not even listed in the bible of local hiking, the “103 Hikes” guidebook? For that or whatever the reason, you will not be running into other people on this trail and you can have all the wonderful lookout points to yourself. You’re welcome. Continue reading

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Kennedy Falls


L1060897We thought we’d be discovering. We thought we’d be exploring trails no longer traveled, finding a long forgotten waterfall at the end of a an uncertain journey. But after being prominently featured on Outdoor Vancouver (and, undoubtedly, on many other social platforms), the trail to Kennedy Falls no longer offers the touted solitude and we were running into droves of other people hungry for adventure. Continue reading

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