Emily HaggarExplorer

  • Hike to Mt Rohr

    The Duffy Lake Road area is a scrambling paradise. If you love exploring the alpine off trail, this would be the place.Mt Rohr is a prominent peak, located just above Duffy Lake. One of the highlights of this trip is that you get to hike directly ...

    3200 ft gain

  • Hike the Mt. Currie Trail

    Mt Currie is the giant mountain that sits above the village of Pemberton BC. It soars 7800 vertical feet from the valley floor to the summit in sheer cliffs. (The mountain itself is 8517ft high.)Before 2014, the only way to reach the summit was to...

    9.9 miles

  • Hike and Camp at Garibaldi Lake

    Garibaldi Lake is a huge basin of beautiful turquoise water measuring almost 10 square kilometers (2460 acres), and located at nearly 5000ft above sea level. The lake is over 800 feet deep, filled with pristine glacial water. You’ll be surrounded ...

  • Hiking to Wedgemount Lake

    Just a little ways past Whistler BC Canada, you'll find a steep mountain trail leading to one of the true gems of Garibaldi Provincial Park and the Sea to Sky area: Wedgemount Lake. This is the stuff dreams are made of.The route ascends 7km throug...

    8.7 miles 1160 ft gain

  • Hike the Musical Bumps Trail

    The Musical Bumps are a series of rolling summits starting from Whistler Mountain that stretch over to Fissile and the Spearhead Range. It should come as no surprise that each one has a musical name: Flute, Oboe and Piccolo.There are two ways to a...

    15.5 miles

  • Visit the Ancient Cedars

    The Sea to Sky area is covered in old growth forest, but few people would expect to find trees of this size in Whistler. The Ancient Cedars Trail is a beautiful hike through breezy sunny forest to a little hidden grove of giant trees, tucked into ...

  • Hike the Cheakamus Lake Trail

    Cheakamus Lake is tucked in behind Whistler Mountain. If you've hike the Musical Bumps trail, or any of the paths off the peak of Whistler, chances are you saw a huge turquoise lake below you. This is Cheakamus Lake.From Whistler Village, drive so...

    8.7 miles

  • Backpack to Semaphore Lakes

    How does a series of sparkling blue alpine lakes, beautiful mountains, a huge waterfall, glacier and uncrowded camping sound to you? For me, the area around Semaphore Lakes has been one of my favorite destinations for quite a while. It has some of...

    3.1 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike Panorama Ridge

    It's pretty much impossible to declare one place around Whistler BC 'the best scenic hike' but this one has got to be in the top five! If you want to get a look at some of the most spectacular and unique landmarks in the Sea to Sky area, hiking to...

    33 miles 5000 ft gain

  • Hike to Joffre Lakes

    Joffre Lakes is a well loved destination, and for good reason: it is absolutely stunning. Not only is it located on one of the most scenic drives you could ever hope to find (Duffy Lake Road) , but it's possible to enjoy this area no matter how mu...

    6.2 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike to the Black Tusk Lookout Point

    The Black Tusk is a distinctive landmark just south of Whistler (the remnants of an old volcano). There is nothing else like it, and it is visible from all over the Sea to Sky area.Depending on your experience and fitness level, you can either: cl...

    18.6 miles 5700 ft gain

  • Paddle Duffey Lake

    Duffey Lake sits just under Cayoosh Pass on the Duffey Lake Road (HWY 99), one of the most scenic drives in southwestern BC. Leaving from Pemberton, you'll climb just under 4000ft up to the lake, which is nestled between big, steep mountains, with...

  • Paddle on Whistler's Green Lake

    The name Green Lake says it all: this is a beautiful glacier-fed lake right next to Whistler village. There's easy access to the water from paved roads, making this a great outing for anyone visiting Whistler for a couple of days and looking for a...

  • Hike to Brandywine Meadows

    This is one of my favorite places to hike around Whistler. If you love a challenging 4x4 road and are kind of a lazy hiker, taking the upper road to Brandywine Meadows is going to be your best option. With access that brings you within just 20 min...

    4.3 miles 1689.6 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike the South Chilcotins

    The South Chilcotin Mountains are a veritable mountain biking and hiking paradise. With hundreds of kilometers of dry, flowy mixed use trails and epic scenery, it would be easy to spend weeks exploring this area.Many of the trails begin and end at...

  • Explore Lillooet Lake

    Lillooet Lake sits at the bottom of the Duffey Lake Road, just past the village of Mt Currie. In 2010, Mt Meager experienced a landslide totalling 48 million cubic metres, the largest in modern Canadian history. Sitting directly upriver of Lillooe...

  • Camp at Whistler's Riverside Campground

    If 'glamping' is more your style, Riverside Campground is the place. Located within walking distance of Whistler Village, this 40 acre camping area has everything from riverside tent sites to cozy cabins and yurts. A deluxe RV area that’s open ye...

  • Explore Garibaldi Park on Snowshoes

    Exploring Garibaldi Park by snowshoe is an experience you'll never forget. There is nothing like being in a forest wilderness in the stillness of winter. There are lots of places to snowshoe in the Whistler area, but here are two of the most excit...

  • Hike the Pilot Bay Trail

    Kootenay Lake is one of BC's biggest lakes at 104km long, and between 3-5km wide. At nearly 500ft deep, this lake stays cold all summer long with the most perfectly clear and clean water you can imagine. Hiking the Pilot Bay Trail is a great way t...

    4 miles 200 ft gain

  • Explore the Cheakamus Forest on Snowshoes

    Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to experience true solitude in the beautiful snowy mountain landscape. The area surrounding the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood of Whistler has some of the very best low elevation snowshoeing in the valley.Rive...

    3.1 miles

  • Explore Whistler Mtn in the Off-Season

    Whistler Mountain is a world class ski destination in winter and a biking paradise in summer, but if you happen to be here in spring or fall, there's a whole other world of magic to enjoy. The access road is cut with machinery in early spring once...

  • Snowshoe Joffre Lakes

    The Canadian west coast mountains around Whistler BC receive over thirty feet of snow each winter. This area is well known for epic skiing and snowboarding, and it's also a really fun place to go snowshoeing. Here's a winter version of the incredi...

    6.2 miles 1312.3 ft gain

  • Hike to Helm Lake

    Helm Lake is a sparkly body of water tucked into one of the most scenic alpine meadows around. The lake sits on a lava field, just under the Black Tusk, with the unique volcanic remains of Cinder Cone and Helm Peak on the opposite side of the mead...

    12.4 miles 3000 ft gain