Vancouver Hiking Guides and News


PowerSkin Battery Case for Samsung Review

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PowerSkin Battery Case for Samsung Review

While smartphones should never be relied upon while hiking or in the outdoors (for navigation or communication), there are times when they are nice to have to take pictures, or as a back-up form of communication. Ideally, cell phones would be left off until needed in a potential emergency situation to keep the battery charged. […]

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Swan Falls Loop Hike at Buntzen Lake

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Swan Falls Loop Hike at Buntzen Lake

Swan Falls is a hike near Buntzen Lake in Anmore, which takes you along Eagle Ridge, past a waterfall (Swan Falls), tarns, lakes, and over an amazing summit (Mount Beautiful). It’s a fantastic, lesser-travelled alternative to the Diez Vistas route for those wanting a challenging hike with lots of elevation gain, and some spectacular views.

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Review: FixnZip Zippers

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Review: FixnZip Zippers

If you have ever had a zipper bail out on you while you were out backpacking or tenting, then you know how inconvenient it can be. Out in the cold, or out in the dark, with a broken zipper, is not anybody’s idea of a good time! Fixing a broken zipper is not easy and […]

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South Needle Hike in North Vancouver

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South Needle Hike in North Vancouver

South Needle is a very challenging hike in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, which flies under the radar compared to a lot of the other nearby hikes like Norvan Falls and Coliseum Mountain. The hike takes you up to the popular Lynn Peak lookout, but then pushes further along Lynn Ridge and beyond Lynn Peak itself to a spectacular view at an elevation of 1,160 m at the summit of South Needle.

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Review: Nikwax Wool Wash & Down Wash

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Review: Nikwax Wool Wash & Down Wash

Everyone who does a lot of hiking and camping will have their favorite pieces of gear, whether its a tent, jacket or sleeping bag. In order to ensure that your gear lasts, you need to take good care of it, regardless of whether it is down-filled gear, merino wool mid-layer clothing or anything else.

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Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs Hike in West Vancouver

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Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs Hike in West Vancouver

Eagle Bluffs near Black Mountain in Cypress Provincial Park is considered by many the best vantage point on Vancouver’s North Shore. Perched on the rocky bluffs you have jaw-dropping views of Howe Sound, Bowen Island, Eagle Harbour, Vancouver, Point Roberts, Mount Baker, and beyond. The hike to Eagle Bluffs also takes you to the two summits of Black Mountain, and offers a chance to see, or even swim in, the beautiful Cabin Lake

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