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Best 5 Weed Hikes In Vancouver - Wealth Shop


One of the most amazing things about living in Vancouver is its proximity to so much natural beauty. We’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the our favourite hikes near the lower mainland for a quick escape, ranging from easy jaunts to more challenging day hikes. Watch this PPT for more information. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Best 5 Weed Hikes In Vancouver - Wealth Shop

One of the most amazing things about living in
Vancouver is its proximity to so much natural
beauty. Nestled in a unique corner of the world,
this city has beaches, forests and mountains, and
all of it within a short drive of the city. This
affords Vancouverites lots of opportunities to
get out of the city and into nature, even if you
only have a few hours to spare. Weve compiled a
shortlist of some of the our favourite hikes near
the lower mainland for a quick escape, ranging
from easy jaunts to more challenging day
hikes. Please remember that any of these hikes
are prone to being less accessible during winter
months, and you should always consider weather
conditions before any hike. Also, bring food and
water, tell someone where youre going, wear
appropriate clothing etc. Basically, just come
prepared and dont be a dummy.
Quarry Rock
Located in the picturesque waterfront community
of Deep Cove, this hike is only about a half hour
drive from downtown Vancouver, and is very
manageable. A public beach park hugs the water, a
great spot for a picnic, getting your feet wet,
or having a discreet puff before or after your
hike. When you drive through North Vancouver to
arrive in the sleepy village of Deep Cove, you
will see this park along the water on your left.
There is a parking lot where youll find free
parking, but this tends to fill up quickly,
especially on the weekends so get there early if
you want a spot! The trailhead for Quarry Rock
is located on a residential street just above the
park, a block or two past the aforementioned
public parking lot, on the left-hand side (if
youre confused, just Google it, or ask someone).
The hike is about 4km, and the trail is very well
maintained. Its a popular spot, so expect to see
quite a few people on the trail, particularly
during peak times.
Dog Mountain
This slightly more challenging hike begins at the
parking area for the Mt. Seymour ski area, and
offers a spectacular view of the lower mainland.
Its about a 5 km round trip, and speaking from
experience, we recommend real hiking boots for
this one, as there are lots of exposed roots and
rocks on the trail that can make it a bit tricky
in a pair of Vans. To get to the trailhead, park
in the Mt. Seymour parking lot, and walk to the
far northwestern corner of the parking area.
Youll see a BC Parks sign with trail information
and maps, then follow a wide gravel trail for
about 20 meters, where youll see a smaller sign
indicating the trailhead going into the trees on
your left hand side.
Eagle Bluff
If youre looking for something a bit longer,
Eagle Bluff also offers a great view with a
little more challenge. This hike begins at the
parking lot of Mt Cypress ski area, and is about
8 km round trip. This trail will take you through
some beautiful scenery, including Black Mountain
and Cabin Lake. After parking in the ski areas
highest parking lot, walk past the lodge and
youll see a wooden sign that outlines Cypress
hiking trails. The trail youll follow to Eagle
Bluff is actually called the Black Mountain
Trail, and passes by Yew Lake, so this is a good
point of reference on the map. Once you feel
youve successfully gotten your bearings, walk
towards the nearest ski lift, and look for a
trail leading into the trees on your left side
this is the Black Mountain Trail. You will follow
this trails clearly marked signs, taking a left
at the first junction, then a quick right and
another left (this is not as confusing as it
seems, just follow signs for Black Mountain and
you should be fine), and the trail will begin to
ascend up a series of switchbacks, and then back
into the woods.
BCMC Trail
In an effort to cover all three North Shore
mountains, our third recommendation is located on
Grouse Mountain, also easily accessible from
Vancouver. You can even take public transit to
the base of this trail fairly easily just catch
the seabus at Waterfront Station which will take
you across the inlet, and then hop on the 236
bus from Lonsdale Quay. You may have heard of
the Grouse Grind, a grueling 3 km uphill climb
consisting of wide wooden stairs (its sometimes
referred to as Mother Natures Stairmaster).
Well, the BCMC trail is its lesser known sibling,
located just east of the Grind and beginning in
the same parking lot, at the base of Grouse
Mountains Skyride gondola.
Stawamus Chief
If you have a bit more time and want to get
further out of the city, try taking a trip to
Squamish to the Stawamus Chief, a beautiful
hiking area and world-renowned destination for
rock climbers. About an hour from Vancouver on
the Sea to Sky corridor (Highway 99), the
Stawamus Chief offers incredible views of
Squamish, Howe Sound and the surrounding
mountains. Its a popular spot so be aware that
it can be quite busy on weekends, particularly on
days with good weather. The Chief is another
fairly challenging hike, with some quite steep
sections. Be prepared to spend a good portion of
your day getting up and back down. There are
three peaks here, and you can do all of them in a
day if you choose, or for a shorter hike you can
climb only the South Peak, which still offers
some pretty wonderful views.
Well, thats it, our top 5 hikes near Vancouver
we encourage you call a friend, fill up your
Nalgene, grab some trail mix and get out there
(and maybe roll a celebratory joint for the
summit)! Thank you For watching this PPT Visit
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