Archive for the category "local mountains"
We are so fortunate to have three amazing alpine destinations so close to Vancouver, with each coming alive in the winter time. The beauty of having these mountains in our own backyard is that we can easily drive up for some fun, but even if it’s not snowing on the roads, it’s important to be […]
Mountains to meadows, waterfalls to farm-gate shopping, there’s so much to explore and enjoy right here in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley area. Staying local for leisure and vacation time has its benefits, on top of discovering and experiencing your own backyard. Photo by John Bollwitt A recent TD survey found that for Canadian […]
Hollyburn to Fromme, The Needles to The Lions, our rugged North Shore mountains provide recreation and stunning views all throughout the year. In winter, they give the city a snowy-white backdrop, even when it’s 15C in February, and they remind us how close to the vast wilderness our city lies. Thanks to those who shared […]
The Lions are to Vancouver what the Matterhorn is to Switzerland. They are the two most iconic peaks in the Vancouver area, sitting atop the North Shore mountains at 5,400 ft (West Lion) and 5,269 ft (East Lion). The Lions are also known as Ch’ich’iyúy Elxwíkn by the Squamish First Nation, which translates to Twin […]
Snowshoeing is so hot right now! Explore forest trails on a snowy mountain-top on your own or sign up for a guided snowshoe tour at Mount Seymour this season. Tours offered include Legends and Lanterns, Discovery, Baby & Me, SnowFit, Winter Skills, and private guided tours. One more popular tour, featuring Chocolate Fondue, is offered […]