We’re off to Cypress Provincial Park to hike to Eagle Bluffs! It’s a 4 hour (round trip) intermediate hike that offers a spectacular view of Vancouver. On exceptionally clear days one can see as far as Vancouver Island to the west and even the snowy slopes of Mount Baker to the south.
What to Expect
An 8km roundtrip hike with 350m elevation gain makes this an intermediate-difficult hike. You will need boots or runners with good tread and support – NO CONVERSE OR SANDALS! Bring at least 1 litre of water and snacks or lunch to enjoy at the bluffs. You will work up a sweat going to the bluffs but it can get chilly in the wind. We suggest light layers! Get the full hiker experience while helping yourself out on the way down by bringing a hiking pole or two (ski poles work too). This hike goes rain or shine so be prepared for all weather. We recommend bringing bug spray just in case!
UBC at the Thea Koerner House (6371 Crescent Road) at 8:30am sharp! Please arrive 15 mins early to check in.
Canada Place (bus pickup zone) at 9:00 am. Please arrive 15 mins early to check in with staff, you will be picked up by a bright yellow school bus.
The bus will leave Cypress at 3:30pm sharp. Please arrive for 3:00pm and time your return hike accordingly. The bus will make stops only at Canada Place and UBC on the way back.
- We do not accept walk-ons or day of ticket purchases. All students must sign a waiver prior to attending the hiking trip.
- Tickets for Non-grads are on a first-come first-serve basis and with limited spaces available as priority is given to graduate students members. (Non-Grad Students are defined by UBC staff/faculty, spouses or partners, and family of grad students)
- Refunds: Any refund requests must be made at least 7 days prior to the event date.
- To avoid EventBrite fees, in-person pre-event registration at the GSS Office is available with exact cash or cheque only. No registration will be held via phone request.