October’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Brother’s Creek

Old growth cedar trees along the Brothers Creek trail in West Vancouver, BC

Old Growth cedars along the Brothers Creek Trail

The hike along Brother’s Creek in West Vancouver is a great one for October. It’s not high enough to get snowy or icy and the tree cover overhead keeps you a bit drier on rainy days. This loop route climbs steeply in places, so you need a moderate fitness level. While you won’t summit a mountain or reach an epic viewpoint, there are plenty of beautiful things to see including old-growth cedars, a waterfall, fern-lined canyons, a tiny but picturesque lake, and the ruins of an army truck.

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October’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Brother’s Creek

September’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Mount Strachan

A whiskey jack bird sits on top of hiker's shoes on top of Mount Strachan near Vancouver, BC

A curious whiskey jack on top of Mount Strachan. Please don’t feed them as it’s not good for their diet. (And they’ll come pose for you even without food.)

The hike to Mount Strachan in Cypress Provincial Park is a bit of a hidden gem. The open summit has great views of Howe Sound and the Lions. And in September, the alpine meadows shift from green to golden orange. There’s also an interesting Cold War-era plane crash to check out along the way. The rocky trail to the summit is moderately challenging, and often poorly marked, so it’s not a hike for beginners.

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September’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Mount Strachan

Your End of Summer Vancouver Bucket List

Vancouver end of summer

Photo via Tourism Vancouver

It’s almost time to go back to work, school, or just back to normal, but you still have time to get a few more summer experiences in. Here’s your end of summer Vancouver bucket list–how many adventures will get a check-mark?

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Your End of Summer Vancouver Bucket List

5 Vancouver Hikes You Can Get to on Public Transit

Photo credit: Grouse Mountain

In Vancouver, nature is all around us, so you don’t have to travel far to go for a hike. In fact, it’s so easy to go hiking that you don’t even need a car! There are lots of Vancouver hikes you can get to on public transit. Here are a few of my favourites.

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5 Vancouver Hikes You Can Get to on Public Transit

Best Vancouver Area Hikes for Kids

Children hiking in the forest near Vancouver, BC

Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Hubert Kang

Vancouver has so many hiking options. Introduce your little ones to the outdoors early with one of these easy hikes. They’re short, flat(ish) and have lots of things to keep young hikers occupied along the way.

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Best Vancouver Area Hikes for Kids

10 Vancouver Hikes with Epic Views

Hiking the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, BC

Hiking the Stawamus Chief in Squamish. Photo Credit Tourism Squamish

Tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains, Vancouver is spoiled for spectacular scenery. Take a hike to enjoy some of the best views. You can choose from city views, ocean views or mountain views. And the trails range from easy to challenging.

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10 Vancouver Hikes with Epic Views

7 Post-Hike Brunch Spots to Check Out Near and in Vancouver

Photo: Cafe Medina

Hiking season is here! And along with rehydrating during and after, did you know it’s generally recommended to eat within an hour after a hike? So how convenient is is it that we have a plethora of post-morning-hike brunch options near said hikes and in the city? There is no shortage of restaurants and cafes very happy to help you re-fuel after your trek up the Grouse Grind or any other North Shore Mountain hikes.

Whether you’re looking for hearty and/or healthy, patio seating, or that perfect cup of coffee to complement your hike endorphin buzz, you are all set. The Greater Vancouver area is a melting pot of unique and traditional brunch options — here are a few local favourites!

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7 Post-Hike Brunch Spots to Check Out Near and in Vancouver