Mt Gardner on Bowen Island (Tuesday and Friday, $129.00)

9-10 hrs, moderate difficulty but quite long hike with travel makes for a long day - best on a sunny day

Mt Gardner is one of the most enjoyable early season hikes in the area. We take you down to Horseshoe Bay (35 mins) from where we catch the ferry to Bowen Island (20 mins). This is a great chance to experience Howe Sound form the water with incredible views of the North Shore mountains. From quaint Snug Cove we will walk to the trailhead from where the hike is short (about 2 hrs) but relatively steep on well marked trails and old logging road. Watch out for woodpecker, Stellar's Jay and other wildlife as we wend our way to the top past a couple of expansive lookouts over Howe Sound. At the top we can see as far as Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast. This is a long hike (17km) but not too strenuous overall.

Pick Up From: Howe Sound Inn - 8:15am; Squamish Adventure Inn - 8:25am; Squamish Adventure Centre - 8:35am; Squamish Executive Suites - 8:45am