08/19/2014 09:13 EDT | Updated 10/19/2014 05:59 EDT

Search underway for missing hikers in Cypress Provincial Park

North Shore Rescue is searching this morning for two hikers who were separated from a larger group on the Howe Sound Crest Trail near the Cypress Mountain ski area on Monday.

Officials say the missing hikers are not from Vancouver, don't know the area, and were not prepared for an overnight stay.

The Howe Sound Crest Trail is a very rugged hiking route that is part of Cypress Provincial Park.

Google Maps: Cypress Provincial Park