Cypress Howe Sound Snowshoe

Cypress Howe Sound Snowshoe near Vancouver, BC

This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
8 kms
Vancouver, BC
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This is an approved snowshoe for the Cypress Bowl area from the downhill parking lot. You need a backcountry pass which is available at the start just behind the rental shop.

This trail starts just left of the Eagle Chair approx 50 yds up the ski run. It is well marked with poles. The hike goes up to Bowen Lookout with a good elevation change which is fun in new snow. The official hike ends at the Howe Sound Crest trail but we headed up towards Strachan Meadows. Although the Howe Sound trail didn't have marking poles, it is well used and easy to follow. We got close to Strachan Meadows.

In total, about 4.0 hours of hiking time.


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By jellybeansPosted By: jellybeans  - Mon Nov 10 20:26:19 UTC 2008 Not Rated Question Hi,

Does anybody have any experience with dogs on most of the trails around Vancouver? I know the Cypress trails don't allow dogs, but only on the main trails, I am not sure about the provincial Park trails?

Thanks for your help,


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By tedd1234Posted By: tedd1234  - Fri Feb 03 20:23:48 UTC 2006 Not Rated Comment This is additional information on this hike/snowshoe by the submitter. The official hike supported by the markers ends at the "H" spot. The turnaround was approaching the gullies and since it was lunchtime, we ended there. The small spur to the right on the HSCrest relates to our quest to find an alternate route to get to the start. It just went to the ski runs so we retraced our steps.
That's why this hike took a little longer than usual.
Hope that helps

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