For newcomers to hiking, try this one in BC

New readers to this blog may get disheartened about seeing info of exotic places like, Katmandu, Nepal, etc etc.

I do realise that many of you will be thinking of emarking on your very first hiking or walking trip locally, so what you will need is advice about trips you can undertake rather more close to home!

Today, I want to talk a little about a very good area in British Columbia, Canada.

It’s called Manning Park, and is located about 150 miles and 3 hours across from Vancouver city, and about 40 miles from the town of Princeton. Here’s the exact address if you’re using SatNav in your car:

7500 Crowsnest Highway
Manning Park, BC V0X 1R0
Although Manning Park has been now developed as a resort destination, it still has vast areas that are free of people congestion and can help you develop your hiking and walking skills, before you jump in at the deep end with larger, more specialised hikes.
You can go at virtually any time of the year, as each season is catered for there….there is alpine skiing in winter, snow-shoeing in the spring, camping and hiking in summer, fishing, hiking and boating in the autumn.
Camping sites are also available, with hook-ups to septic, electric, etc.

If you want accommodation, that’s also provided. As an example, for a Queen sized room, the cost is US$144 per person in February to around $90 in August.

Hostelling is another option with 9 rooms offering single and double beds, at a rate of $30 a night per person.

If fine dining is your forte, that is also covered by a range of options.

All in all, an excellent destination for an easy and safe start to your hiking and walking future.