DIRECTIONS: Take BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay to Bowen Island (Snug Cove) and you can start hiking from there.create
SUMMARY: Mount Gardner offers beautiful views to Howe Sounds and North-shore mountains. The 20 minutes ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Snug Cove offers a sense of getting away.
The trail is well defined and marked but it still can be confusing. There are several forks along the way and can get challenging of which branch to choose. It is best to take a map with you. You can access the trailhead of Mount Gardner by getting into Killarney Lake first. The majority of the trail is under trees. The summit has two helicopter platforms that offer good areas to rest and enjoy the views.create
Aug 30, 2017
This is probably one of the worst outings I have had. The views are exceptional once you find them. The trail is 50% loose gravel road with little to look at, not even trail markers -- which brings me to my biggest negative. Most folks we came across got lost at some point -- we doubled back twice because we got off the track loaded on our GPS app, which I only normally only use to confirm that the way-finding has us on the right trail. Been there -- done that, loved the views ...won't be back.