Hiking on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains

Before You Go The main thing you need is a sightseeing ticket for the Whistler Village Gondola. These are pricey at $50 if you book online in advance, but it's worth it if you plan on spending a full day on the mountain. You can also get a Peak 2 Peak pass for $80. Bring... Continue Reading →

Hiking to Wedgemount Lake

Before You Go This is one of the hardest hikes I did while in Whistler. It's a very steep and uneven trail, gaining 1220m elevation in only 7km, and it takes around 4 - 6 hours for the 14km round trip. The lake is glacier fed but you can swim if you're brave enough. There... Continue Reading →

Hiking to Joffre Lakes

Before You Go You'll need a car to get to the car park at the trailhead as it's an hour and 20 minutes drive north of Whistler. Along the way, you'll drive past the lovely Green Lake, the trailhead for Nairn Falls and the town of Pemberton, where you should definitely stop at the Mile... Continue Reading →

Glacier hiking in Franz Josef

To be able to hike over something so ancient, powerful and ever-changing is an awesome and unique experience especially coming from England; a land of no mountains, no snow and certainly no glaciers. We had the option of riding a helicopter to the top but we were all on a tight budget so we chose... Continue Reading →

Hiking the Tongariro Crossing

One of the most popular day hikes in the country, the Tongariro Crossing in the Tongariro National Park is 19.4km of volcanic terrain, active volcanoes, turquoise lakes and a side trip to the top of Mount Doom if the weather is nice enough. It's an easy enough hike even if you're not in the best... Continue Reading →

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