The Journal

Why We Wander for Montecristo Magazine


“The mountains are calling and I must go. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

There is a certain state of being; a calmness of mind; a liberated space where creativity and peace flow one step at a time. Whether you’re on the path of a meandering meditation or grinding it out for a heart-beating, sweat-inducing cardio kick, Vancouver is a mecca for hiking. Sea-to-sky and beach-to-forest, the city is blessed with an abundance of accessible adventure.

The hardest part can be deciding where to start. One’s favourite hike is often the last one completed, but these five are easy to go back to time after time.