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Greater Vancouver Snowshoe – Return to Black Mountain

It’s March already and this is the first snowshoeing trip we’ve done in Vancouver this season. The weather is partly to blame. We were looking to do more snowshoeing around Christmas but the mountains were nearly bare. After a few … Continue reading

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El Salvador Resort Vacation

El Salvador is a slice of paradise. The weather is perfect, the water is warm, the food is good, and the locals are friendly. The tourism industry is still developing but it gives the country an authentic flavour. Every winter … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Hike – Cypress Falls

Dates: July 6, 2008 and October 14, 2013 Location: West Vancouver (map) Description: Cypress Falls is a great spot to get lost in the woods. Towering cedar and fir trees reach for the sky and Cypress Creek rumbles along the … Continue reading

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Hiking in Gros Morne

Hiking in Gros Morne National Park was the highlight of our vacation in Newfoundland. We spent 5 days exploring the unique geology of the area, climbing to amazing viewpoints, and stumbling upon wild animals. Here are our favourite trails. Green … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Snowshoe – Bowen Lookout Winter Trail

Date: February 10, 2013 Location: Cypress Provincial Park (map) Description: The Bowen Lookout Trail is another great snowshoe route on Vancouver’s North Shore. Instead of views of the city, this one gives spectacular views of Howe Sound and Bowen Island. … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Hike – Capilano Canyon

Date: July 17, 2011 Location: Capilano River Regional Park, North Vancouver (map) Description: The Capilano River Regional Park is great place to take the family for an easy hike. It’s quick and convenient to get to by public transit, the … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Snowshoe – Black Mountain Plateau Winter Trail

Date: February 27, 2011 and March 2, 2014 Location: Cypress Provincial Park (map) Description: Black Mountain is the fourth snowshoeing trip we’ve done this winter on the North Shore of Vancouver. Much like Hollyburn Mountain and Mount Seymour, Black Mountain … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Snowshoe – Mount Seymour (First Pump Peak)

Date: January 22, 2011 Location: Mount Seymour Provincial Park (map) Description: There are two free, marked snowshoe trails starting at the Mount Seymour parking lot. Dog Mountain is a short, easy, and mostly flat hike. The The Mount Seymour Trail … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Snowshoe – Dog Mountain

Date:March 30, 2014, January 13, 2013, December 26, 2010, January 3, 2010, and March 10, 2009 Location: Mount Seymour Provincial Park (map) Description: Dog Mountain is the best introductory snowshoe in the Vancouver area. Suitable for all ability levels, it’s … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Snowshoe – Hollyburn Mountain

Date: February 5 2012, December 4, 2010, and March 29, 2009 Location: Cypress Provincial Park (map) Description: As much as I love hiking in the summer, there is something special about snowshoeing in the winter. The views are crisper, the … Continue reading

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