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Hiking Photos & Videos

For the most part, photos rather than videos are displayed on the sub-pages listed under "HOLLYBURN RIDGE" on the Website Map. 

Many more photos and videos taken on Hollyburn Ridge and within Cypress Provincial Park are displayed on the sub-pages listed under "E. Geography".

Hollyburn Overview Hike

01. Brothers Creek Trail to the Junction with the Crossover Trail

02. Crossover Trail Junction to the Blue Gentian Lake Junction

03. Upper Brothers Creek Trail to Lost Lake

04. Lost Lake to Blue Gentian Lake

05. Descent down the Baden Powell Trail

 Before going on a hike, let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.

 Mountain Equipment Co-op's 10 HIKING ESSENTIALS


Bring a topographic map and a compass. If you also carry a GPS, it’s still important that you know how to navigate by map and compass. An altimeter is optional but useful, since it gives your approximate elevation to help you figure out your location on the map. Make sure maps are in a waterproof case.


Sunscreen is a good start – also remember sunglasses, lip balm, a hat with a nice wide brim, and clothing that provides protection from the sun’s rays. Even if there’s snow on the ground, you can still get sunburned.


Even if it seems warm at the trailhead, you should always carry extra clothing. Weather can change quickly and unpredictably, especially in the mountains or if you end up out longer than planned. Dry clothes can be the difference between a few laughs and hypothermia. Think: jacket, gloves, hat, extra socks and waterproof outer layers.Tip: Learn about clothing layers for being active outside.


Each person in your group should have their own LED headlamp(or flashlight), along with spare batteries. Even on a day hike, a delay might keep you out until sunset and beyond. Note: the flashlight on your smartphone is not an acceptable substitute – plus it uses precious battery life in an emergency.


The size of the first-aid kit you bring depends on the number of people, length of the trip, how far you’re going, and the level of risk for your trip. Before you go, make sure you’ve restocked all items and that nothing has expired. Items to always include in your first-aid kit are: protective gloves, bandage, scissors, blister dressings, pocket mask and SAM splint. Bug spray is also recommended.


Matches (waterproof or in a waterproof container) or a lighter along with a commercial fire starter and/or a candle. A small folding saw is invaluable for fire and shelter building situations.


Bring items like a multi-tool, scissors, knife, duct tape, cable ties, screwdriver, pliers and little shovel/trowel. Yes, you can use tools to slice apples for lunch, but they’re also handy for first-aid, minor repairs, building fires and shelters, and other random things that come up.


Ever get hangry? It’s not fun – especially if you’re delayed or are dealing with an outdoor emergency. Bring extra food, like high-energy bars and dry food that could get you through one extra day. (And if someone forgets their lunch, you’ll be the food hero.)


Carry water and additional water (about 1–2L more as a general guideline, though this varies greatly depending on weather and scenario) to cover you for extra time outside. A way to treat water– like tablets or filters – is also a good idea. Electrolyte drink crystals are highly recommended.


If you’re on an overnight trip, you likely already have a tent and sleeping bag. But even if you’re on a day hike, it’s still important to bring something for emergencies. You can use a large orange plastic bag combined with an emergency blanket or use a pre-made emergency bivy bag. Crawl inside to stay warm and dry; the orange colour attracts attention and is highly visible.


Finally, bring your fully-charged phone and keep it turned off in a waterproof case or bag to save batteries. Also carry a whistle – if you need to call out, it lasts longer than your voice. If you’re heading out into serious or remote terrain, you may also want to bring a personal locator beacon.