Guide to Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail

What is the Sunshine Coast Trail? The Sunshine Coast Trail (SCT) is Canada’s longest hut-to-hut hiking trail. It’s a point-to-point thru hike trail (not a loop) on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in southwestern British Columbia. The trail stretches the entire length of the Sunshine Coast section farthest from Vancouver – from Sarah Point in Desolation…

Hikes to see Golden Larches Near Vancouver

As soon as September hits, it is all the buzz around hiking groups: “Where and when can we see the famous golden larches near Vancouver?!” What are larches, you might wonder? Per Wikipedia, “Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, of the family Pinaceae (subfamily Laricoideae). Growing from 20 to 45 metres (65 to 150…

Leading Peak

Leading Peak – a hiking trail on Anvil Island in Howe Sound, British Columbia

Statlu Lake

Statlu Lake – a hiking trail in Chehalis near Harrison, British Columbia   Trail Stats Closest City: Harrison Hot Springs Park: n/a Dogs Allowed: Yes Transit-Accessible: No Camping Allowed: Yes 4 X 4 Needed: No Class: Full Day Round Trip Trail Distance in KM: 13.2 Hiking Time in HR: 6-8 Average Grade %: 2.7 Elevation Gain…

Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest Trails

Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest – a hiking trail near Squamish      Trail Stats   Closest City Squamish Park Brohm Lake Recreational Site Dogs Allowed yes Transit-Accessible no Camping Allowed no 4 X 4 Needed no Class half day Trail Distance in KM 8.7 Hiking Time in HR 3 Average Grade % Elevation Gain in M 490 Highest Point in M 415   Map and Elevation…

Hunter Road

Hunter Road – a Fraser Valley hiking trail in Mission. Trail Stats Closest City: Mission Park: none Dogs Allowed: Yes Transit-Accessible: No Camping Allowed: No 4 X 4 Needed: No Class: Half-day Round Trip Trail Distance in KM: 7.7 Hiking Time in HR: 3 Average Grade %:  Elevation Gain in M: 334 Highest Point in…

Salt Spring Island Hiking Getaway

This past BC Family Day weekend, myself and some of my “Group Hikes Near Vancouver” crew (such awesome people!) hiked Salt Spring Island. Read on below for some information about our adventures including where we camped, some awesome Salt Spring Island hiking trails, a bit of island history and more. New photo by Kristine Krynitzki…

Whyte Lake

Whyte Lake – a West Vancouver hiking trail near Horseshoe Bay Trail Stats Closest City: West Vancouver Park: n/a Dogs Allowed: Yes Transit-Accessible: Yes Camping Allowed: No 4 X 4 Needed: No Class: Short Hike / Half Day Trail Distance (return): 10 km via Seaview Walk; 6 km from Westport Road Hiking Time (return): 3 hrs via…