Places I like to go hiking... I try and write up our hikes on my
blog but it's tough to keep up. If nothing else I try and put up a short summary on Live Trails.
Links are provided to (mostly) official sites.
Well, close to Vancouver...
Garibaldi Provincial Park: Elfin Lakes, Garibaldi Lake, Black Tusk...
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park: Lots of nice low-level hikes, some impressive old tree stumps, and the suspension bridge is free!!
Stawamus Chief Provincial Park: the home of climbing in BC, superb views from atop the Chief
Cypress Provincial Park: great views of Vancouver and the Howe Sound
Grouse Mtn: the Grouse Grind is well-named and is best avoided. The BCMC trail is quieter.
Mt Seymour Provincial Park: completing the triumvirate of North Shore peaks
Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park: the North Cascades mountains are spectacular and Elk Mountain (not actually in the park) is the place for summer wild flowers
Manning Park: mmmm, ridge walks...
Strathcona Provincial Park, on Vancouver Island: who knew that the Island was so mountainous?
Mt Robson Provincial Park: the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies
Cathedral Provincial Park: beautiful lakes and amazing views
Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park: a complete unlogged watershed — true wilderness
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park: lakes of unbelievable colour!
Juan de Fuca Provincial Park: beautiful beaches and more
Golden Ears Provincial Park: magnificent views from the golden eyries
Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park: the Matterhorn of the Rockies!
Cape Scott Provincial Park: beautiful beaches, frigid seas
Tetrahedron Provincial Park: superb cabins maintained by the Tetrahedron Outdoor Club, the cabin on Mt Steele is in an inspired location
Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park: fire-scarred but tougher than it looks, with exceptional spring wildflowers The amazing, overwhelming beauty of
Jasper, Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve: endless beaches and stunning remnant rain forest
...in the UK
The Lake District: all-time favourite place to go walking.
The Yorkshire Dales: up hill and down dale. It's all great.
The Peak District: no moorland like it...
The North York Moors: ...except this lot...
Calderdale and South Pennines: ...and some of this.
The New Forest: Ah, heathland (not moorland but looks similar). Not as many trees as you might expect.... Grew up here so it has a particular appeal. (Bet you didn't know there's a village in the UK called Canada :-)
North Downs Way, Kent: Pretty, I guess. Coastal bit is very nice, except for the Channel Tunnel entrance...
Cornwall: Beautiful coastline, but the undergrowth frequently gets in the way :-)
Snowdonia National Park: visited once on a school trip in 1985. Must go back!!
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