Be Prepared – Hiking the Baden-Powell Trail

Deep Cove Photo: Rob Weiss

Be Prepared. Long recognized as the mantra for the Boy Scouts, these two simple words have come to represent the legendary spirit of the scouting movement. Fortunately for Vancouverites, we have the opportunity to honour Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the Founder of Scouting, by tackling the wonderous Baden-Powell (BP) Trail located on Vancouver’s North Shore.  Connecting Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove, winding over 40 km through fantastic, rugged coastal rain forest this scenic trail offers some of the best hiking in the region.

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Be Prepared – Hiking the Baden-Powell Trail

Rainforest Romp – Lynn Canyon Park Day Hike

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Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge Photo: Rob Weiss

I love to be alone in nature.  The quiet solitude of a hiking trail is a welcome respite from life in the city.  My husband and I can hike for hours together in total silence.  Not the uncomfortable, stone cold silence of a marital spat.  Instead a warm, comfortable silence created from our shared love of the outdoors.  Mother Nature often rewards those who tread lightly.  Sounds of the wind, a thundering waterfall, a babble of a brook or the call of a bird come to those who are patient.  One of my favourite places to connect with nature is Lynn Canyon Park on Vancouver’s North Shore.

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Rainforest Romp – Lynn Canyon Park Day Hike