Category Archives: Provincial Parks

Denman and Hornby Islands

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Helliwell Provincial Park

Artists and hippies, pottery studios, wineries, small tucked-away farms, stunning white sand and warm azure water perfect for swimming, walks on sandstone beaches and an enchanted forest – welcome to Hornby Island! Continue reading

Lillooet Icefield

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Camp Below Bridge Peak

Do not attempt this trip unless you have some solid experience with camping and survival in winter conditions, navigation over gnarly terrain, and a certain degree of confidence in own abilities in an unfamiliar landscape. It taught me so much about human vulnerability and why indigenous peoples revered mountains but stayed away from them, especially in winter. Continue reading

Howe Sound Crest Trail

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This is an absolute gem of a trail, perhaps one of the best on the North Shore, taking you through the most spectacular places that the area has to offer. The views of a sparkling ocean dotted with islands are stunning, the trail follows a beautiful granite ridge line, passing immediately next to the Vancouver’s iconic mountain, The Lions, and leading you to some exquisite swimming tarns. Continue reading

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Pasley Islands

14583137003_bdfa9d2a3a_o.jpgHere’s one for a Canada Day weekend! So close to Vancouver and so seldom visited – Pasley Islands are a group of small islands tucked away behind Bowen Island. Yet with a kayak they are certainly within your reach. As a reward, you will have most beaches entirely to yourself, you’ll camp in a beautiful campground at Plumper Cove Provincial Park and you’ll have an unforgettable and wonderfully local Canada Day. Continue reading

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