Maria parkes arbutus routes hiking guide

Maria Parkes

Multiday Guide.

Maria grew up in the UK, but has called Canada home since 2006. She loves exploring the mountains and crags around her home in Squamish, BC – climbing and hiking in the summer and ski touring in the winter. Her passion for the mountains has taken her on many trips throughout North America, Europe, Patagonia and New Zealand. In spring, she works in Arctic Greenland running expedition logistics and driving snowmobiles for a ski guiding operation.With a degree in Geology and a geekiness for glaciers, Maria’s excited to share her knowledge and skills with you on both day and overnight hiking trips. She loves getting to know individuals and finding out what motivates them to get out in the backcountry.

2% for the trails logo. Giving back to the local trails through donations

Giving back to our beloved Trails.

Through the dedicated efforts of our local cycling associations and passionate trail builders we have the best mountain bike trails in the world. These trails are our playground and a significant economic driver for our whole community. We created 2% for the Trails to​ help​ put more resources back into our trails.

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