November and December are sometimes the gloomiest months in Vancouver with regards to mountain climbing because the area experiences numerous rain on the decrease elevations and minimal daylight because the solar units within the late-afternoon or early-evenings. Whereas it may be tempting to hike trails like Garibaldi Lake and different fashionable summer season routes, these trails are positive to have snow on them and difficult winter circumstances.
Nonetheless, there are many trails at decrease elevations that supply nice hikes in the course of the November and December months. Whereas they’re typically snow-free, the Vancouver space does sometimes have snowfalls throughout November or December, so it’s potential that there may be some snow on the paths… nevertheless it’s uncommon.
Earlier than heading out, do not forget to pack the 10-Necessities and plan to finish your hike early so you aren’t getting caught on the path at midnight. Examine the climate circumstances forward of time too.
Listed below are some mountain climbing suggestions for the months of November and December:
Jug Island Seaside
Positioned in Belcarra, the hike to Jug Island Seaside gives a very good exercise because it climbs steeply up a properly outlined path. The route ranges off earlier than branching to the proper and climbing once more, then descending very steeply all the way down to the seashore the place Jug Island is simply off the shore from the Indian Arm.
Gold Creek Falls
A drive to Golden Ears Provincial Park makes for a scenic outing because the decrease elevations of the park are normally snow-free yr spherical. The path to Gold Creek Falls follows the river and is a comparatively straightforward route, though muddy this time of yr. Nonetheless, there’s typically loads of water flowing over Gold Creek Falls making it a scenic sight this time of yr.
The path that loops round Buntzen Lake is a good mountain climbing possibility in the course of the winter months as it’s typically snow-free many of the yr. At about 10km in size with a number of sections which have inclines, the route can take 3-4 hours to finish, so ensure to start out early sufficient so you aren’t mountain climbing at midnight. Additionally, the gate for the parking zone closes at 4:30pm in the course of the winter months.
A well-liked quick hike in North Vancouver is the one to Twin Falls in Lynn Valley. The path may be accessed from a number of completely different places, however the route from the Suspension Bridge may be performed as a loop, returning up the steep set of stairs on the west facet of the canyon. Make sure that to proceed previous the point of view of Twin Falls all the way down to the boardwalks the place you’ll be able to entry a small, rocky seashore subsequent to Lynn Creek.