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roadtrip day 4: jasper to banff

Our fourth day on the road saw us driving the entire stretch of the Icefields Parkway through the two most beautiful national parks in Canada. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Canadian Rockies of Banff and Jasper National Parks are best seen with your own eyes and at your own pace. I suggest a jeep,

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kitsilano beach

Now that I’m unofficially graduated from university, my evenings are free from the burdens of summer school. Sarah and I celebrated with a lazy evening at Kitsilano Beach, complete with ice cream and sunset swims. Kitsilano Beach is a local Vancouver favourite, and is easily accessible by public transit as well as by car with

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joffre lakes

Although the trailhead to Joffre is almost a three-hour drive from Vancouver, Scott, Aaron and Cole spontaneously picked me up at 2pm and we hit the road to squeeze the most out of the remaining evening hours of light of our province’s national holiday: British Columbia Day. The parking lot is directly on the right

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panorama ridge and garibaldi lake

Although many online sources seemed to be skeptical, the hike from the Rubble Creek Parking Lot up through Taylor Meadows to the top of Panorama Ridge, and then back down via Garibaldi and Lesser Garibaldi Lakes (with extended rests at the top and the bottom for prime photo ops and food breaks) is easily do-able in

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cabin lake and eagle bluffs

Sam and I took off from downtown at 5pm, making it to the peak of Cypress Bowl Road just before 6pm. We tackled the gorgeous Cabin Lake hike, a quick 45 minute scramble up the side of Cypress Mountain. We were greeted with cool water for a brief swim, which was cut short by a

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porteau cove

One of my favourite spots to stop along the gorgeous Sea to Sky highway – the iconic drive from Vancouver up to Whistler along the coast – is at Porteau Cove. A provincial park, Porteau offers camping for long-term stays, and a beautiful ferry dock and oceanfront views for those just taking a rest on

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