Hit the Snowshoe Trail…Best Winter Hikes near Vancouver

In the summer, we are spoiled by our selection of hiking trails and now that many are covered by snow, what is your average Vancouver outdoor enthusiast to do? Well, duh, strap on a pair of snowshoes and hit the mountains. For the uninitiated, let’s be clear, you too can snow shoe. All you need is a good pair of waterproof winter boots (rubber boots will even suffice in a pinch).  ...

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You’d be challenged to find another similar-sized city that offers true back country hiking experiences 30 minutes from its urban doorstep. Vancouver has well deserved bragging rights in this department with elaborate trail systems lining the North Shore mountains, Tri-cities’ slopes and pastoral suburbs to the south and east. There is something for everyone from the steep and challenging options on Cypress and Grouse Mountains to the easy winding trails ...

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