I’m continuing my exploration of the beautiful hiking trails easily accessible from Vancouver. Today I went to Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver. With its dense forest, steep cliffs, and shoreline trails, it’s no wonder many photographers hit these trails to capture that perfect view.
Just a short 30 minutes drive from downtown Vancouver is the easternmost section of the Baden Powell Trail that leads you to the top of Quarry Rock. While there is some uneven terrain, this easy 3.8km round trip trail will have you enjoying densely wooded areas leading to a scenic outcrop overlooking the water and mountains.
All year round, locals and visitors alike head flock to many of Vancouver’s accessible walking trails to take a quick break from the urban hub. So many of us head out in fact that English Bay can feel awfully crowded and noisy on a sunny day. That’s when I head over to Spanish Banks.
The city is in bloom and the cherry blossoms have everyone excited about spring being just around the corner. I certainly was when I enjoyed a sunny walk last weekend to photograph some early cherry blossoms.
If you’re in Vancouver, here are 5 things to do to join in the cherry blossom celebrations: Continue reading
I moved to Vancouver in late summer last year. New places can be exciting and isolating as you find your pace in the rhythm of a new city. This short video captures some of those first few weeks and months of discovery.
There’s a feeling of home starting to creep in but there’s still a palpable foreignness. Having lived across Canada, I sometimes feel like an unofficial cultural ambassador. There are obvious differences in landscapes, languages, and cultural diversity across the country but there are also social subtleties that take a little more time to understand. I haven’t quite been able to put into words some of the moments here in Vancouver that catch me off guard so I’ll start by letting these images do the talking. Continue reading
Just a short drive from downtown Vancouver (or a less than a one hour bus ride), Lynn Canyon Park is a great place to take the family exploring. Located in the temperate rainforest, this park’s 241 hectares makes for a perfect day getaway from the city.
I spent last weekend exploring Lynn Canyon’s trails (pretty much all of them and it won’t take you more than an afternoon to do it) and was happy to find many fellow walkers, runners, hikers, and four-legged friends enjoying a crisp autumn day! Continue reading
It’s no secret that Vancouverites love being outdoors and why wouldn’t they? It is literally at their doorstep. Everyone knows about Stanley Park but if you’re wanting to go on an easy hike away from the city without having to travel too far, then Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a good bet!
I had the pleasure of discovering Pacific Spirit Park myself this weekend and it was a welcome escape from the city. What a great place to discover things great and small at your own leisurely pace.