Lake Lovely Water is a steep 1150m climb over 6.5km to an amazing serene lake in the Tantalus Range. You do also have the option of flying in if you don't want to hike up.
We had planned to do Mount Assiniboine as a 53km thru-hike over 6 days with a number of days hikes in between, making the total nearly 130km. In order to do this as a one-way hike, we arranged rides both to start at Sunshine Village and to end at Mount Shark. [...]
We started by leaving a car at the base of Grouse Mountain, as we planned to do this as a one-way hike. After that, we headed to Lynn Valley to where we started the trail.
This is a rewarding and short hike with spectacular views stretching the entire way. Picacho Peak is a 4km round trip with 600m elevation gain.
Our plan was to ski towards Skoki Lodge and just see how far we could make it before having to turn around.
Grizzly Peak is still one of my favorite scrambles, I can't remember how many times I've done it now but it's amazing every time.
Watersprite Lake is a beautiful day or overnight hike about 2 hours from Vancouver. It's a 17km round trip with 660m elevation gain.
Brandywine meadows and mountain is a challenging but beautiful day hike that leads you through an alpine meadow and finishes with amazing views of the Whistler area.
We had actually planned to do the Howe Sound Crest Trail the weekend before and even gotten 5km into it but quit due to an unbelievable amount of bugs. You couldn't even keep your mouth or eyes open without bugs constantly flying into them. There was also still a ton of smoke from forest [...]