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The Backyard Mountain

Those North Shore Mountains looming over Vancouver have quite the pull to them. When you can't resist anymore, dash up to Mount Seymour--centerpiece of an eponymous provincial park and one of the city's best-loved backyard getaways. It's a year-round one, too: Powderhounds slice the slopes of the ski resort or engage in other snow play in the winter, while summertime visitors go horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking in the extensive, rugged backcountry.

Flashing down Mount Seymour's voluminous snowpack or tenting out in a farflung Douglas-fir grove, it's hard to believe--but it's a delicious thought--that you're in such easy reach of downtown Vancouver.

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