Hollyburn Mountain

elevation: 1,326 m.
height gain: 440 m.
area: Vancouver,BC
map 92 G/06

Ref: Outdoor Vancouver

cypress mountain

View towards Cypress Mountain from the summit.
Snowshoe trip: This wasn't a typical outing for me as I rarely visit the mountains of the Coastal Region. I included this casual short jaunt on my list because it's easily accessed from the city of Vancouver and the views are fabulous. It's also a novelty to be able to hike the mountain on snow and be barefoot on the sandy shores of the ocean the same day. The lack of difficulty makes this trek a popular choice; that being said, it may be necessary to negotiate hoards of people on the trail. Our ascent was fun, the trail was compacted and snowshoes weren't required but we used ours to pass people in the fluffy snow. We had a yummy lunch at the top while soaking in the sun like marmots, it was delightful. Although this hike didn't challenge our fitness, the views left us breathless! I thoroughly enjoyed my day on Hollyburn Mountain. Special thanks to Milan for planning a perfect trip to the coast.

whiskey jacks

Sharing our lunch with Whiskey Jacks.

enjoying the summit

Enjoying the view and warm sunshine.

ocean view

I'm not used to seeing the ocean from a mountain top.

the lions

The Lions north of us.


Milan is ready to run the trail on the way down.

popular trail

Couldn't possibly get lost on this popular trail.

sunset by the sea

Capturing the sunset barefoot on the seashore was an absolute delight.
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