Tag: Hiking

Coquitlam River Trail to Crystal Falls

We would have liked to get into the mountains today but the weather didn’t cooperate so we did another valley walk up a river drainage. It was a very picturesque river and it was nice to see something new.
sleepy on the trail
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Capilano Pacific Trail

We walked the Capilano Pacific Trail … in November. As a busy mom of a toddler I’m going to allow myself to post to the blog two months later. Looking back in my foggy brain, here’s what I remember of the walk.

We started at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver and walked up along the river. We had lunch at the trailhead this time so our little one fell asleep during her normal nap time – a good start. We didn’t make it all the way to the end of the trail and Cleveland Dam (see map here: Capilano Pacific Trail map) but along the way there was a viewpoint on the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the river in a deep gorge below. These photos don’t do it justice but here they are:Capilano River from the Capilano Pacific Trail
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Lawson Creek Forestry Heritage Walk

We recently hiked the Lawson Creek Forestry Heritage Walk in West Vancouver with our toddler on board. We all had fun so the hike was a success but we did start at the wrong time of day. Starting a hike mid-morning used to work well but now that our toddler is on one (afternoon) nap […]

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Hiking With a Baby

Hiking with a baby turns a little day trip into a bit of a logistical mission. Every trip is like a mini backcountry adventure, requiring planning and some attention to detail. Our little pumpkin needs to be: – Safe – Warm and dry – Fed and watered – Happy Babywearing in the outdoors requires one […]

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