1. Hiking the Bowen Lookout Trail
We posted two new snowshoe trail guides to the website in February. There's still time left to tackle these trails before the snow leaves us.
The Bowen Lookout Trail 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.
Read the full Bowen Lookout trail guide here.
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.
The trail begins at the Cypress Mountain Resort Lodge and climbs up sharply to the south summit of Black Mountain. From the summit, there are beautiful panoramic views of Howe Sound, Vancouver, and the North Shore mountains.
Read the full Black Mountain trail guide here.
Both trails are free to use as part of Cypress Provincial Park but require a backcountry access pass from Cypress Mountain ski resort.