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Summer is getting closer, which means the days are getting longer and especially warmer. It’s the time of the year where people spend more time outdoors than indoors. And also, people are more active. Hiking is a great and cheap way to discover the beauty Canada has to offer. So, here are some ideas of great hikes to do.

In North Vancouver, there are many hiking trails. The Baden Powell Trail is one of the most famous ones. The trail is going through the entire North Shore mountain range. It is therefore linking several parks together along its way. The Baden Powell trail can be entered through different points. Depending on which entry is taken, a hike can take up to 5 hours. When entering the trail at Lynn Canyon Park, you can cross a suspension bridge (for free) and enjoy several wonderful views along the river.

The Grouse Grind hiking trail is another well-known hike in Vancouver. It is a 2.9km long trail that brings you to the top of Grouse Mountain. From there, you have a beautiful view over Vancouver. The trail is also known as ‘Mother Nature’s Stairmaster’ because there is a total amount of 2830 stairs to climb. The hike takes around 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the skill level of the hiker.

If you would like to get out of Vancouver, how about doing a hike on Bowen Island? For around $18 and 20 minutes on the ferry, you get on the island. There, you can do the Mount Gardener hike. Mount Gardener is the tallest mountain on Bowen Island with 719m elevation. The trail is a 10km round trip that offers a panoramic view of Port Mellon, the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. There are several routes one can take to get to the top. The hike is not an easy one: it can take 5 to 6 hours until you’re at the top of the mountain.

So, grab your hiking shoes, pack enough snacks and water in your backpack and discover one of many hiking trails Vancouver has to offer.

See you all tonight at the Library Square for PuB NiGHT!

– Nadine

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Experience IT Review – Deep Cove

Yesterday we went to Deep Cove to do a hike. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t too great, but we still had fun. Thank you all for joining us!19251366_10203223732749896_649629841_n

All weekend the weather forecast told us it would stay dry on Sunday, right up to the point we got out of the bus at Deep Cove. Our meeting point was Honey’s Donuts, where some of us started with getting breakfast or lunch. When everyone arrived in Deep Cove we made our way to the Baden Powell trail that takes you up to Quarry Rock.

When we got to the trail we quickly saw that we had to walk up a lot of stairs, which wasn’t that easy for everyone. Some of you proved to have an excellent condition, while some of us realized that we might have to work out a little more (mostly talking about myself). So we put on some motivational music to keep us going.

Luckily the trail isn’t too hard, so after about an hour we reached Quarry Rock, where you’re supposed to have this amazing view… Unfortunately the fog was covering most of that for us, but we got a good laugh out of it. After taking pictures we made our way down again and took the bus back to Vancouver.

Thanks for coming out with us and I hope to see you all on PuB NiGHT!

– Danielle

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com