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Archive for the category "local mountains"

Snow Tubing Classic for a Cause

January 17th, 2012 @ 2:40pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are some very creative ways to support a cause and flying down a snowy slope on a rubber doughnut filled with air sounds pretty fantastic. A Little More Good, a local company that supports and promotes the ‘small’ actions that you can take to make a difference, has dreamed up the Snow Tubing Classic. […]

Girls Ride Free at Mount Seymour 2012

January 4th, 2012 @ 10:42am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 6th annual Girls Ride Free – Shred for a Cure campaign at Mount Seymour starts January 9, 2012 and will run until March 2, 2012. Ladies can pick up their free lift passes from participating locations and enjoy a night on the mountain every Monday after 6:00pm. Keira-Anne and me. Photo credit: Keira-Anne on […]

North Shore Snowshoe Options

December 19th, 2011 @ 9:08am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There’s something for everyone on the North Shore mountains as they continue to get dusted with powder this season. As an alternative to skiing or boarding, snowshoeing is gaining in popularity and is often paired with other wintery activities. Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain, and Cypress each have snowshoe packages: Mount Seymour Snowshoe Mount Seymour offers […]

Grouse Mountain Winter Giveaway

December 9th, 2011 @ 10:33am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Grouse Mountain is The Peak of Christmas this season with a handful of activities for families, even if you’re not a skier. Enjoy sleigh rides, outdoor ice skating, carollers, music, and visit with Santa himself until December 24, 2011. Photo credit: GrahamKing on Flickr Other special events include Breakfast with Santa from December 14th until […]

Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas

November 22nd, 2011 @ 3:17pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Grouse Mountain: The Peak of Christmas holiday events begin next week. Bring the family and ride the gondola up to a winter wonderland even if you’re not a skier or snowboarder. Photo credit: mountainhiker on Flickr – from the Miss604 Flickr Group From 12:00pm to 8:00pm daily you can meet Santa in person on top […]

Grind for Kids 2011

June 13th, 2011 @ 9:55am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Grouse Grind officially opened for the season on Saturday as Vancouverites and visitors alike took to the 2.9 kilometer trail that goes right up Grouse Mountain. Known locally as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”, this 30 degree ascent is either on the bucket list of many or a part of their weekly routine. Photo credit: planetc1 […]

BC Parks 100

March 1st, 2011 @ 11:37am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today is the 100th anniversary of BC Parks, upon creation of the first provincial park, Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Provincial Park. Throughout the rest of the year, BC Parks is hosting events across the province, from family snowshoe outings to bird watching, star-gazing, and learning to cave. Growing up in the Lower Mainland, exploring BC parks […]

Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Fondue

February 28th, 2011 @ 3:17pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The snow made its way from the mountain tops to the streets of Vancouver this past weekend, reminding us that spring has not yet sprung in the Lower Mainland. While many are getting out and about to enjoy the bounty of winter that’s been dumped upon us while it lasts, it can still be enjoyed […]