Mount Harvey is a challenging hike with rewarding views from the summit. Similar to nearby hikes like Brunswick Mountain, The Lions, and Tunnel Bluffs, jaw-dropping views of Howe Sound are enjoyed from the summit. However, Mount Harvey seems to see less trail traffic than its neighbours.
Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park is a beautiful coastal area on the Sunshine Coast. Smuggler Cove is located near Halfmoon Bay, just north of Sechelt.
The park offers a few short but beautiful hiking trails culminating in incredible ocean views.
The Sugar Mountain Loop is a peaceful, short hike in Belcarra Regional Park, Port Moody. The Sugar Mountain Trail lies between Sasamat and Buntzen Lakes.
The loop is rated as moderate but is likely on the easier side of moderate. The trail should be doable by most children who can handle the distance, making it a nice option for families.
Living on the wet coast, we have to embrace the rain. Much of British Columbia is, after all, a coastal temperate rainforest. In fact, nearly a quarter of the world’s remaining temperate rainforest is in B.C.
While this can make the winter months dark and dreary, the rain doesn’t have to be a deterrent from getting out and enjoying hiking. In fact, a lot of Vancouver hikes are enhanced by the misty atmosphere of a dense west coast forest.
The Bowen Lookout is a short but sweet snowshoe route in Cypress Provincial Park.
The route carries along the Yew Lake Trail before passing through a section of scenic old-growth forest and then climbing uphill about 100 m of elevation. The trail ends with a fantastic viewpoint overlooking Howe Sound and Bowen Island.
Black Mountain is a popular snowshoe trail in Cypress Provincial Park in West Vancouver. While popular, this trail is usually less busy than the nearby Hollyburn Mountain and Bowen Lookout snowshoe routes.