West of Vancouver was Golden Ears Provincial Park, taking its name from one of the peaks within the park. This was the first park I’d entered where there were designated horseback riding trails.
Driving into the park, trees lines both sides of the road. Like other forested areas, the original trees were chopped down in the 1920s and 1930s so that the trails were littered with nurse stumps.
The region was once home to the Katzie First Nation people. They fished (salmon and sturgeon) and hunted (deer, cranes, elk and mountain goats) through the area from their homes constructed along Pitt Lake.