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“Great day-hike, stunning views” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cypress Provincial Park

Cypress Provincial Park
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Just minutes from downtown Vancouver, this mountainous park offers a variety of forested hiking trails as well as panoramic views over Vancouver.
Marburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great day-hike, stunning views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

We went on a glorious sunny day in mid-July for a day-hike to Eagle Bluffs, just after Black Mountain. Start from the last parking lot in the park. The first stretch up a gravelly path along the ski lift was a little dusty but some of the glimpses of the mountain views already impressive. Take a dip in Cabin Lake, enjoy the views of the Lions. Then continue to Eagle Bluff for a fine picnic. The views of Vancouver, Bowen Island and Vancouver Island on a clear day were amazing.

Visited July 2013
Thank Chickaree
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English first
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67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Snow with a View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

The views as you travel up toward the mountain and down again are beautiful and we really enjoyed the snowshoeing.

Visited December 2012
Thank Moronnie
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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Fabulous location for sunset's city lights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Cypress is one of those 'local gems'. You can drive to the top of Cypress (or near the top, rather) and get the most spectacular view of Vancouver, Stanley Park, the Lions Gate Bridge and more! On a clear day, you can see Mt. Baker, a dormant volcanic mountain in Washington state and many of the gulf islands.

We went at sunset to see the sun go down, although it sets a little past the mountain's edge, so we didn't see that but did get a spectacular view of the city lights. Bring a blanket if you've spent the day in the sun, as it's a few degrees cooler up top and our July trip brought us a few mosquitos and other mountain bugs, but nothing to send us away.

While there are a few viewpoints, the first one is by far the best, so if you make the trip last minute, don't waste your time going beyond the first viewpoint as it is where you need to be for photographic moments.

We didn't go for any hikes that day, as we tacked Cypress Mountain on to a full day of hiking in Lynn Canyon, but there are several hikes that are worth doing - just look for reviews from more recent hikers to find out what the best is for your time of year. If you are interested in other mountain activities, check out the Cypress Mountain website, and not the Parks site I have listed here. I'm only reviewing the sunset and not the hikes or other mountain outlets. While we were there hosting family from out of town, there were business people showing their clients the view as well as couples and friends - a great spot for many occasions.

Visited July 2013
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91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“good compact snow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

ideal for winter skiing. ski areas are both good for alpine and cross country skiing or if you're a beginner skier. Watch out for when there's snow storm. very hard to drive up. must use 4 wheel drive.

Visited December 2012
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Richmond BC Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best view of Vancouver”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Go there for the best view of the city of Vancouver. There is a lookout car park half way up the mountain.

Visited May 2012
Thank Chris W
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