Vancouver Hiking Guides and News


Hiking Elfin Lakes Trail in Garibaldi Provincial Park

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Hiking Elfin Lakes Trail in Garibaldi Provincial Park

Elfin Lakes is a very popular hiking destination located in Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamish, B.C. There are two lakes (one swimmable, one reserved for drinking water), a well-equipped shelter, and a campsite available in a beautiful, alpine area. Camping at Elfin Lakes also opens up the opportunity to tackle other hiking destinations in the area, such as The Gargoyles, Opal Cone and Mamquam Lake.

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Talking about the Hanes Valley Trail on CBC

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Talking about the Hanes Valley Trail on CBC

The Search and Rescue mission for missing 21 year old hiker Liang Jin made a lot of headlines this week. The 21-year-old resident of downtown Vancouver has been missing since Dec. 31, when he sent his father a text message saying he was going hiking, but failed to say where. Since then, police have searched […]

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Hiking Big Cedar Trail and Kennedy Falls in North Vancouver

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Hiking Big Cedar Trail and Kennedy Falls in North Vancouver

The hike to Kennedy Creek Falls in North Vancouver has several key selling points. Firstly, its a relatively unknown spot and you can avoid crowds. Secondly, you have several options about the exact route you take (if Lynn Creek is low enough you can make this hike a loop from a few different spots). And thirdly, it features two incredible landmarks.

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Wenger EvoGrip S18 Swiss Army Knife Review

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Wenger EvoGrip S18 Swiss Army Knife Review

The Wenger EvoGrip S18 Swiss Army Knife is a great knife to bring along into the backcountry. It’s also the kind of knife I find handy laying around the house to open packages and tackle various little tasks. Having so many functions in a small design, it can also be kept in your car or purse when you’re not out hiking with it.

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Tales from the Outdoors with Ski Mountaineer Eric Carter

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Tales from the Outdoors with Ski Mountaineer Eric Carter

In 2009 Eric began graduate school at UBC and fell out of skiing for a few years before discovering backcountry skiing – using skins on his skis to climb up mountains, before removing the skins and skiing back down – in the local mountains.

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Rolo Travel Bag Review

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Rolo Travel Bag Review

If you’re a frequent traveler then one of your biggest concerns is obviously packing. For many, packing is always a downside to traveling. I recently found a new Kickstarter-funded product that is making minimalist travel a breeze – the Rolo Travel Bag. One of the more popular minimalist packing solutions today are space bags, which are designed to […]

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