Cougar Canyon, Vernon, BC
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This is the main lookout; from the trail head it takes only ~15 minutes to hike here; an easy hike for an amazing view. I love places like this that are only a few minutes from the city, but when you're here, you can't hear a sound of urban life. This is a great place to watch climbers scale the rock faces. I returned here a year later and found in the valley are a TON of boulders, great for climbing.
Directions: drive to the Cosens Bay parking lot, follow the dirt road for a few kilometers (take it easy, the road isn't in great shape), you'll come to a small parking lot with a "lock out auto crime" sign, park here and hike in (you'll want to go to your right).