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Cypress Provincial Park

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Cypress Provincial Park

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Off Woodgreen Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7G 1L3 Canada
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Skip the hassle of driving unfamiliar roads or waiting around for infrequent buses. This tour to Whistler picks you up directly from your Vancouver hotel or cruise terminal and takes you to Whistler where you have free time to explore, making stops at Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls, along the way.
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janelle h wrote a review Sep 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota357 contributions133 helpful votes
The drive to the top is one amazing drive. Can't drive too fast on it. The best surprise is at the top when you see Olympic Rings as they were during the Olympics. We were there in the summer, no snow but still an amazing place. Great views of the city and the harbor.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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kathystivin wrote a review Apr 2019
West Vancouver, Canada95 contributions77 helpful votes
A gem of a local ski hill! Arrive early to get best parking spot, buy your ticket online ahead of time. I personally love the blue runs, and the black ones when they are groomed. I am season pass holder, so its great for a half day ski and lunch in The Raven Pub after. Excellent food. The hill is well managed by the owners. We sometimes just drive up for lunch and watch the skiers. Its so close to town. Night skiing gives you Vancouver night time views like a sparkling carpet.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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DayTrip317665 wrote a review Mar 2019
West Vancouver, Canada13 contributions9 helpful votes
My favourite part of Cypress Provincial Park is the Yew Lake Trail. Nestled between the two peaks comprising the downhill ski area of Cypress Bowl, it is located just west of the lodge that was built for the 2010 Olympics. BC Parks has erected very interesting illustrated signs explaining plants and points of interest along the trail. The 2km loop is billed as wheelchair accessible, though there is rough ground for a few hundred metres to reach the start of the trail from the asphalt-covered parking lot, and there is a short steep part at the beginning or end of the trail, depending on which way you tackle the loop. BC Parks suggest that wheelchair users travel in a clockwise direction. While it is a wonderful place for everyone to experience a range of sub-alpine environments, it is an excellent spot for my elderly father to enjoy nature, and I have seen some very young children exploring the outdoors in safe surroundings there. The dragon-fly patrolled lake is located on the southern part of the loop, and is more two shallow, interconnected, lillypad-fringed ponds than a lake. It supports an interesting variety of plants, insects, and the occasional bird. The next part of the trail winds through bog, with different plants and views. There is then an Old Growth Loop, with giant firs reaching to the sky. The northernmost part of the trail also serves as one of the access points to the Howe Sound Crest Trail. The southernmost part of the trail splits off from the Baden Powell Trail. Snow flies on the trail by early November at the latest, and in harsh winters, the snow can persist as late as June. Dogs aren't allowed on the trail except in winter, when they must be leashed. Heavy rains can sometimes drill furrows in the path at the beginning of the southernmost part of the trail, but BC Parks is diligent about filling them in at least annually. All in all, the Yew Lake Trail is a very pleasant and educational way for everyone to experience the sub-alpine in a gentle way.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Christina H wrote a review Oct 2018
West Vancouver, Canada56 contributions10 helpful votes
This is where the local kids really learn to ski. Mine did. It’s a place you can go to after school and in the evening. Lifts and a variety of runs. Some of the most spectacular views of Howe Sound to be found are from this park. Worth a drive up in the summer months too for awesome views of VANCOUVER.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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PHB11716 wrote a review Sep 2018
Edmonton, Canada472 contributions52 helpful votes
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My buddy and I did a hike up a Mountain in Cypress Provincial Park. Great little hike for 2kms. Great views. They have Hines for all different levels. Well worth going.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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