Cypress Mountain will host the snowboarding and freestyle skiing events for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Cypress Provincial Park is a 7,400 acre expanse that includes the popular ski areas of Hollyburn Ridge and Cypress Bowl, as well as Black Mountain and Mount Strachan. Cypress is served by shuttle buses from Lonsdale Quay (near the seabus) and from the Park Royal mall. The access road runs through the forest to Highview Lookout, which provides a breathtaking view of Vancouver. The mountains abound with Douglas fir, hemlock, and yellow cypress after which this park is named. Cypress has 38 downhill runs both for day and night skiing. There are 19km of groomed cross country skiing trails and over 10km of self-guided snowshoe trails. You can also try Snowtubing, sliding down the slopes as you sit on a tube the size of a large car tyre.
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Julian has written articles on Middle Eastern and European architecture for the US magazine Skipping Stones. He has written travel articles that were published in The Toronto Globe and Mail, Fate Magazine, National Catholic Register, and Northwest Travel. Julian has also written articles for the In The Know Traveler, Go Nomad, InTravelmag, and Go World Travel websites. He has also taken many photographs that have appeared in travel guides by National Geographic, Thomas Cook and The Rough Guides. Examples of his work can be found at http://www.photographersdirect.com/sellers/details.asp?portfolio=13734
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