How to Explore the Proposed Fire and Ice Geopark Near Vancouver

Hikers looking at Black Tusk Peak from Whistler Mountain. Photo: Tourism Whistler/Guy Fattal

Did you know you can visit volcanoes, glacial lakes, and tons of other unique geologic features near Vancouver? Here’s how to explore the proposed UNESCO Fire and Ice Geopark.

What is the Fire and Ice Geopark?

The United Nations recognizes distinct areas around the world with international geological significance as United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Geoparks.

A Whistler-based non-profit is advocating for the creation of the Fire and Ice Geopark. It will contain geological sites stretching from Porteau Cove near West Vancouver to Mount Meager northwest of Pemberton.

Many of the sites are

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