Ever since I moved to Vancouver and started exploring the North Shore on foot, I’ve had Brunswick Mountain on my list of peaks. It’s the highest in the Britannia Range, and this summer we finally had enough daylight (and enough energy!) to attempt it!
Brunswick is a challenging hike that starts near Lion’s Bay. It took us 8-9 hours round trip. We got up around 6.30 and drove from Vancouver to the trail head. It was a hot day and there’s one moving creek along the trail, so we took about 1.5L of water for each of us, which was probably a bit light. Of course we also had the 10 essentials.
The last bit of the hike up to the summit is a rocky scramble, and it was at that section that I thought quite a bit about turning around. As it turned out, the summit was beautiful and the views were totally worth it.
We took our time a little more on the way back down, feeling more familiar with the trail. It was so nice to rest by the creek, drink some water, and cool our toes!
Here is the outdoorvancouver link for Brunswick trail info- remember to consider daylight, weather, water and terrain if you attempt it!