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Day Trips From Vancouver: Taylor Meadows

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Taylor Meadows is part of a very popular circle route in Garibaldi Provincial Park. In late summer and early fall, the ground in the meadows is ablaze with a carpet of bright wildflowers set against the backdrop of volcanic rock and snow-capped peaks. This area in Garibaldi Provincial Park is one of the most popular hiking day trips from Vancouver for people wanted …

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Day Trips From Vancouver: The Barrier at Garibaldi Lake

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You may have noticed that we write about Garibaldi Lake a lot. Mostly for two reasons first, it’s iconic. The unforgettable turquoise waters, glacier views, volcanic peaks and surrounding wildflower meadows make it one of the most beautiful lakes in BC. It has been called the “crown jewel” of Garibaldi Provincial Park by travel writers and it is one of the must-do …

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Things To Do In Squamish: Lake Lovely Water

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The breathtaking Lake Lovely Water sits in a basin at 3800 feet above sea level. The mountains surrounding this scenic adventure spot are part of Tantalus Provincial Park just outside of the town of Squamish, BC, north of Vancouver. The 11,351-hectare Tantalus Provincial Park provides access to several recreational adventures including hiking, climbing, fishing, and advanced backcountry skiing. This is a remote …

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Things To Do In Squamish: The Chief

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The Chief, or by its full name The Stawamus Chief, is a granite monolith that towers over downtown Squamish, BC. The second largest of its kind in the world, The Chief is an outcrop of the much larger geological formation called the Coast Mountains Batholith, that rose out of the ground in successions between 170 and 50 million years ago. At 710 meters …

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Day Trips From Vancouver: Black Tusk

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People looking for a day trip from Vancouver almost have too many options for sightseeing and adventures in Squamish. You could spend weeks exploring valleys, peaks, and meadows on foot and still only scratch the surface of what this amazing region has to offer. Regardless of how long you spend here, make sure you take some time to see the Black …

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Day Trips From Vancouver: Shannon Falls, Squamish

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In 1982 the land including and surrounding Shannon Falls was donated to BC Parks and turned into Shannon Falls Provincial Park, home to the third tallest waterfall in British Columbia. The park is now operated under provincial jurisdiction for camping, outdoor recreation, and the preservation of wildlife, and is one of the most popular sightseeing locations along the Sea To …

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A-Z Guide of Squamish, BC Lakes

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Few things say summer in Squamish like spending lazy afternoons at the lake. And living in such a mountainous region means there are thousands of small valleys and glacial landforms for lakes to appear in, many of them created by the presently melting glaciers from the last ice age. It should come as no surprise that, as well as a …

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A-Z guide to Squamish, BC Mountains & Glaciers

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Around 10,000 years ago Squamish saw the end of the last ice age, the major peaks we see today were already built but encased in thousands of meters of thick, glacial ice. As the glaciers receded, their movement ground down and rounded the tops of mountains that were not tall enough to poke through the ice; but for ranges like …