November’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Four Lakes Trail

Reflections at Fawn Lake in Squamish

Fawn Lake. Photo: Taryn Eyton

The Four Lakes Trail at Alice Lake Provincial Park in Squamish is a great hike for a November day. The big leaf maples in the park are awash in colour, the cedars and moss glow bright green after the rain, and the trail is low enough to avoid snow. Plus you’ll get to visit four pretty lakes.

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November’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Four Lakes Trail

November’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Gold Creek Canyon Loop

View of Gold Creek from the bridge in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Gold Creek from the bridge. Photo: Taryn Eyton, HappiestOutdoors.ca

With snow blanketing the mountain tops, November is a great time for low-elevation valley bottom hikes. This loop route in Golden Ears Provincial Park is a great hike for a wet or cloudy day. It travels through lush forest along the banks of Gold Creek and passes by a beautiful waterfall.

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November’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Gold Creek Canyon Loop

November’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Whyte Lake

The dock at Whyte Lake in West Vancouver, an easy hike

Tiny Whyte Lake in West Vancouver makes a great easy hike for November. It’s at a low enough elevation to stay snow-free almost all year. And it has great forest cover so it’s a pleasant option for a rainy day hike. In the summer months, Whyte Lake is a popular swimming hole, but in the off-season, you may have it all to yourself. As a bonus, the canopy of douglas fir and cedar trees overhead and the carpet of ferns and moss on the forest floor are extra green this time of year.

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November’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Whyte Lake