Tag Archives: provincial park

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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Pasley Islands

Flag over bowHere’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 and you’ll have an unforgettable and wonderfully local Canada Day. 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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Burns Bog

L1070153Burns Bog is a large swath of wetland covering most of the area between highways 17, 91 and 99 in Delta. It is eight times larger than Stanley Park but only a minuscule part of it is accessible to the public. I always imagined Burns Bog as a bubbly swamp with fog rolling over it and a monster’s hand reaching out from the depths and after you ankle. Well, on Sunday we went to find out. Continue reading

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