Brothers Creek Trail

Brother’s Creek trail starts in British Properties of West Vancouver. There are variants of this route – I will be showing my route. It was a nice day today – a little cold, but fine. We encountered snow a short time after starting and were soon punching through. The trail starts at the east end of Millstream Road. Beware of snow conditions even into early summer.

The stats:

Time: 2 hours
Distance: 7.8 km (return)
Low point: 375 m
High point: 828 m
Elevation gain: 453 m
Trailhead: 49° 21’ 27.3” by  123° 8’ 30” (Google Map)

Here is the route taken…

Start of trail…

Start of Trail

Bridge on trail…

Brothers creek

Brother’s Creek…

Brother's Creek

A waterfall…

Waterfall

Trail pix…

Less snow here

Trail

Trail

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Industrial decay…

Someone forgot their truck

Old Oil Can

Nice view…

Best view on the hike

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Before heading out on your hike, make sure you are well prepared. This means, having the TEN ESSENTIALS. It is also important to leave a trip plan (route details and estimated return time) with someone you trust.

Bring your smartphone, fully charged and put it in airplane mode while hiking. I always bring back-up battery packs for extra piece of mind. It is highly recommended that you bring a GPS device; I use my smartphone with a GPS app (Backcountry Navigator). The GPS will work in airplane mode. Learn how to use it before your hike.

For anyone new to hiking, there is a rule to which hikers follow; it is called “Leave No Trace” or LNT. The concept is generally to pack out what you pack in and respect nature, so all future visitors can enjoy what you have enjoyed.
To learn more about LNT, please check out this BLOG by a certified LNT Trainer.

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