What you'll do
We will jump into the car and ride up to one of three local sites depending upon weather conditions: 1. Mt. Seymour - Dog mountain (5km return, intervals) 5-6 hours door to door 2. Cypress Mountain - Black Mountain (10km return, steep uphill) 6-8 hours door to door 3. Lynn Headwaters Park - Big Cedar, Kennedy Falls (10km return, flat) 6-8 hours door to door Then we will hike/snowshoe in the forest to a magical viewpoint or a waterfall, eat a snack, admire and take photos, and then return before dark. Make sure to wear weather appropriate gear (hiking boots/waterproof/layers) and if snowshoes are needed, we will arrange. Bring 2L of water per person in a small pack. I will provide snacks, but you can also bring your own. Pick up point is Lonsdale Quay (the North Vancouver side of the Seabus). I have been hiking these mountains for over 15 years and am so excited to share this experience with others!
I am a Vancouver native, but also lived abroad for 10 years. Returning to my home city 3 years ago made me fall in love again with the nature that is around us. More than anything it makes me happy to share this beauty respectfully with visitors and new locals. I feel at peace among the trees and the mountains, and living in a fast-paced online world, sometimes it's just nice to breathe and admire our surroundings, and have real conversations with real people. I am here to share my little happy moments with you!
Granola bars and munchies Let me know if you have food restrictions!
Ride to and from I will pick you up and drop you off at Lonsdale Quay
Snowshoes/ Yaktrax I can assist with arranging for snowshoe rentals at an additional cost.
Where you'll be
We will visit one of three locations: 1. Mt. Seymour - Fun hike in the forest which opens to a spectacular viewpoint of Vancouver Lower Mainland, on a clear day. 2. Cypress Mountain - Great steamy workout up a mountain to endless views of mountains and forest 3. Lynn Headwaters Park - Flat but not for the faint-of-heart, we hike through winding trails in the forest, to visit a 600 year old Cedar Tree and a gorgeous waterfall in the forest.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
Remember, this is the great outdoors. It is important to be aware of your surroundings and know that from time to time we may be out of cell phone range. Dress for the weather and above all, have fun!
Snowshoe to stunning view of Vancouver
€43 / personNew experience
€43 / person