Vancouver Hiking Guides and News
There is a new name in cycling gloves, and that name is Zackees. Zackees has created an innovative new glove designed to keep cyclists safer on the road. Simply put, Zackees have made gloves that also act as turn signals. This handy little feature will help you communicate with those larger, more aggressive vehicles that you share the […]
Mount Elsay is located north of North Vancouver, within Mount Seymour Provincial Park. Sitting at an elevation of 1,419 m, it is named after the nearby Elsay Lake. It can be seen to the north from the summit of Mount Seymour, sitting in the divide between the Seymour River and Indian Arm. It is a challenging hike, and rewards with fantastic scenery and the feeling of a full day’s adventure.
Icebreaker is an outdoor and sport clothing company from New Zealand. The Icebreaker ‘secret sauce’ is in their merino wool fibres. As their website boasts; Our merino combines the best qualities of traditional wool, synthetics and cotton. It’s soft and non-itch, it’s warm in the cold and cool in the heat, it breathes to prevent […]
When doing outdoor activities or simply living in a colder climate, its important to have the right clothing for the job. The wrong jacket and really leave you feeling cold, damp, and irritated, especially if it doesn’t fit right. Here is a review of the RefrigiWear Puffer Jacket and how it stands up to the real life test of being worn in the outdoors.
Hillsound, a Vancouver company, makes high-quality crampons and gaiters. The Armadillo LT is not the highest-end of the gaiters that Hillsound makes, but its perfect for my needs since I’m not doing serious winter climbing as some of their other models are designed for. Made of Flexia three-layer, slash resistant and breathable fabric, the upper is lightweight and close-fitting, yet comfortable on the calves.
1. Introduction to the Outdoors in Vancouver Vancouver is one of those rare urban centers which offers quick and easy access to seemingly endless backcountry and outdoor recreation. A quick jump over the Lions Gate Bridge from downtown takes you onto the ‘North Shore’ with immediate access to countless miles of trails buried within lush […]