Posts Tagged With: Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola

Happy New Year: My Favourite Local Nature Spots with my Favourite People


Happy New Year!

My best wishes to all my readers, whether you have just celebrated New Year or do so at a different time. I hope you are blessed with happiness and health. Thank you for continuing to read my blog posts. It gives me great pleasure to write about my travel and local adventures. I love that I’ve “gotten to know” many of you and that you’ve inspired me with your passions.  My list of places to go and hikes to do keeps growing thanks to you. I will keep my rambles short for once with a post featuring some of my favourite spots close to home—Vancouver’s North Shore and Sea to Sky corridor—with my favourite people. Continue reading

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The Sun is Out and I’m Happy: Snowshoeing Al’s Habrich Trail, Squamish B.C.


Al’s Habrich Trail, accessed from the Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola—C.Helbig

Vancouver is a beautiful place, but it rains a lot. We haven’t broken any records this season, but it has felt particularly wet and gloomy. Although I’ve lived here for almost 16 years, I continue to be amazed at how a single sunny day—even a half-day— after a seemingly endless stretch of rain can put me in a state of bliss. And it only gets better if I get to spend the day in the mountains, where our sea level rain has fallen in great heaps of brilliant white. It all came together—a perfect “I’m so happy to be alive” kind of day on Al’s Habrich backcountry trail, accessed from the Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola.

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World-Class Hiking Made Accessible at the Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola

View from Al's Habrich trail, Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish—C. Helbig

View from Al’s Habrich trail, Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish—C. Helbig

I wrote a promotional piece that was published in today’s The Vancouver Sun and The Province. It was fun to do real “research” on the hiking trails, away from my computer. I enjoyed the experience so much that I bought a gondola pass. Here’s the article:

I’m sitting on an enormous granite outcropping with epic views of Howe Sound and the Squamish Valley. My spectacular rocky perch on Al’s Habrich Trail was once the domain of only the heartiest adventurers. Now, Squamish’s Sea to Sky Gondola has opened up an amazing new world of hiking and walking opportunities. Continue reading

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