Learn the History Behind the Names of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains

North Shore Mountains from Vancouver

The North Shore Mountains from Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver. Photo: Destination BC/Jordan Manley

Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for our city. You may know the names of some of the peaks, but do you know the stories behind them? Here’s a brief look into the history of the names of the local mountains.

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Learn the History Behind the Names of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains

7 Things to do at Mount Seymour Provincial Park in the Summer

A hiker on Mount Seymour near Vancouver

Photo: Taryn Eyton/Happiestoutdoors.ca

Head to Mount Seymour Provincial Park to experience the beauty of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains. The hiking trails range from easy forest walks to challenging summit climbs. You can also have a picnic, ride your bike and enjoy the view. Use this guide to help you plan your trip to Mount Seymour Provincial Park this summer.

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7 Things to do at Mount Seymour Provincial Park in the Summer

6 Vancouver Hill Climb Cycling Routes to Challenge Yourself

Cyclists on Cypress Mountain in the RBC Gran Fondo

Cyclists pass High View Lookout on Cypress Mountain. Photo: RBC Gran Fondo

Vancouverites love biking. With tons of mountain bike trails, separated bike paths, and commuter bike lanes, there’s something for everyone. But dedicated road cyclists love to challenge themselves by riding up our region’s steepest hills. If you want to test your legs, try one of these Vancouver hill climb cycling routes.

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6 Vancouver Hill Climb Cycling Routes to Challenge Yourself

Best Summer Hikes Around Vancouver

Hikers on the Al's Habrich Ridge Trail at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Hikers on the Al’s Habrich Ridge Trail. Photo: Sea to Sky Gondola

Summer is the best time to hike in Vancouver’s mountains since they are snow-free. Take advantage of the good weather by heading up to the peaks to enjoy beautiful views. Add one of these Vancouver summer hikes to your bucket list.

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Best Summer Hikes Around Vancouver

July’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Mount Seymour

Mount Seymour

Photo: David Luecke/AllTrails

The hike to the summit of North Vancouver’s Mount Seymour is a summer classic. It’s a moderately challenging route through the forest and over lots of tricky rocks and roots. But the sweaty climb to get there is worth it thanks to spectacular views of the city and surrounding mountains from all three peaks.

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July’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Mount Seymour

Family-Friendly Features at Vancouver’s Ski Hills

A family skiing together

Photo: Destination BC/Andrew Strain

Hitting the slopes with your kids this winter? All three of Vancouver’s ski hills have family-friendly features that will make your day at the resort a blast. We’ve got the details on kid-friendly ski runs, lessons, and ticket prices at Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour so you can plan a family ski day.

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Family-Friendly Features at Vancouver’s Ski Hills

4 Ways to Learn a New Winter Sport in Vancouver This Year

Skier at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver

Skiing at Cypress Mountain. Photo: Destination BC/Insight Photography

Do you look up to the gorgeous snowy mountains above Vancouver and just want to be there? Learn a new winter sport this year and make it a reality. With intro lessons and rentals, it’s easy to learn to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, cross country ski, and backcountry ski in Vancouver. Find out how below.

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4 Ways to Learn a New Winter Sport in Vancouver This Year