Vancouver Hiking Guides and News
Everyone loves a good day hike. But there’s something special about setting off by foot – carrying the gear needed to make it through several nights in the wild.
Backpacking creates the opportunity to discover remote and beautiful locations. It allows you to escape more crowded areas. And it gives you the time to fully disconnect. To leave behind the stress and worries of the concrete jungle.
Crystal Falls is an easy 6 km hike in Coquitlam which takes you up alongside the Upper Coquitlam River. The hike ends up at the scenic Crystal Falls waterfall on Pritchett Creek.
This hike is at a low elevation and can be hiked year-round. But hiking in the summer gives you the chance to bring your bathing suit to swim in the river or take a dip in the canyon pools just above Crystal Falls. The water is shallow through most of the Coquitlam River and Pritchett Creek. On a hot day a dip in the water is hard to beat.
A while back we reviewed a great pair of pants made by Vancouver company dish & DU/ER – their ‘No Sweat Pant’. The No Sweat Pants finished a very successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $200,000 and introduced a proprietary fabric, Nature2X. Now, dish & DU/ER is back with a new Kickstarter to bring to market ‘The […]
Hammock Camping I can’t remember how long ago I discovered hammock camping, but ever since I spent my first night sleeping in a hammock it has been my preferred way to camp. There are several key advantages to camping in a hammock: Light weight and take up little room in your pack Quick set up […]
Are you new to hiking in Vancouver? Wondering what the best day hikes are and which gear you need to bring for your outing? If so, Fjallraven – a Swedish outdoor clothing retailer which recently opened its first Canadian store in Vancouver – is hosting a community night titled Day Hikes Guide for Beginners.