6 Vancouver influencers share their favourite scenic spots in BC

Oct 19 2018, 6:30 am

There’s a good chance that Instagram is a part of your everyday life. And if you’re into Instagram, then you’re probably following your fair share of influencers. (And maybe a few cute dog accounts as well.)

You look to these style icons for everything from travel tips, to their favourite picks from the worlds of beauty, fitness, lifestyle, and food. And there’s one thing you know for sure: These people are living their best lives and fulfilling their wanderlust desires at every opportunity.

We teamed up with Kick Stick to discover the places in BC that inspire six Vancouver influencers. 

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Alicia Haque – Elfin Lakes in Squamish


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Alicia Haque moved from Britain to Vancouver and shares her travel, lifestyle, and beauty tips on Instagram and on her blog Go Live Explore. Her next stop is the Bahamas, and just one look at her feed will make you want to take a vacation.

In BC, Alicia’s favourite spot is Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park. This breathtaking area is perfect for hiking, biking, and snowshoeing. Just a two-hour drive from Vancouver, you can easily pack up in the morning and head out to spend the day there.

Instagram handle: @alicia_haque

Braedin Toth – Black Tusk


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Outdoor enthusiast Braedin Toth embraces everything nature-inspired here in Canada and beyond. If you’re looking for hiking inspiration, he’s your guy. Aside from doing his own thing on the ‘Gram, he’s the director at @tothmedia and an ambassador for @sonyalpha.

Braedin loves hiking to Black Tusk in Garibaldi Provincial Park, one of the most scenic spots in southwestern BC. This is a difficult hike that takes roughly 11 hours to complete, but you get to see magnificent vistas of Garibaldi Lake along the way. When you reach the peak, you’ll know exactly why you made the effort. It takes just under two hours drive to reach the trailhead from Vancouver.

Instagram handle: @braedin

Cam Lee – Wedgemount Lake


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Content creator, blogger, fitness model, yogi, and lifestyle influencer; Cam Lee shares spiritual insights and wellness tips with her followers. If there’s one hike that Cam would recommend in BC during the summertime, it’s Wedgemount Lake.

Arguably one of the most difficult trails in Garibaldi Provincial Park, it offers epic alpine vistas during the seven-hour round trip. Wedgemount lakeside is also an amazing place to do yoga in BC, as Cam proves.

Instagram handle: @camleeyoga

Emmett Sparling – Mount Garibaldi


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Vancouver-based adventure seeker and photographer, Emmett Sparling is an avid globetrotter, with an Instagram feed that will blow you away with its diverse and perfectly-captured photos. Emmett has an online workshop with Photography Outdoors where you can learn how to do what he does best.

The photographer is also a huge fan of Mount Garibaldi here in BC, an epic stratovolcano that’s part of the Cascade volcanic arc. The trailhead is about an hour and a half drive north of Vancouver, a worthwhile drive to see one of the most impressive mountains in BC.

Instagram handle: @emmett_sparling

Meghan O’Rourke – Panorama Ridge


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Vancouver-based lifestyle and travel influencer Meghan O’Rourke is the co-owner of a “Westy 86” van with @brendinkelly and one look at her feed will give you an insight into all of the travelling they do in Canada. One of the hikes she enjoys doing here in BC is Panorama Ridge, located within Garibaldi Provincial Park, between Squamish and Whistler.

The 11-hour round trip hike takes you up through a forest of western red cedars, douglas fir trees, and meadows before you reach one of the most incredible views you’ve ever seen. This is another hike that’s completely worth the drive from Vancouver.

Instagram handle: @meghanorourkee

Brendin Kelly – Watersprite Lake


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Outdoor adventure lover Brendin Kelly is the co-owner of a “Westy 86” van with Instagrammer @meghanorourkee and his feed also showcases some of the most epic landscape shots of places they visit on their travels. You can tell by looking at both of their Instagram feeds that they enjoy exploring together.

One of these is Watersprite Lake which offers amazing views of the area around the Mamquam River, including mountain peaks in the southern region of Garibaldi Provincial Park, Martin Peak, Dreadnought Peak, and the Watersprite Creek Valley.

Instagram handle: @brendinkelly

Fuelled by their passion for the outdoors, each of these influencers spends their time in nature to awaken their senses, and the Kick Stick aromatherapy stick does just that. Essential oils like menthol, eucalyptus, and camphor, help awaken their senses during their adventures.

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