About Outdoor Vancouver
Outdoor Vancouver has a growing database of in-depth hiking guides for over 130 local hiking trails. Each trail guide includes photos, video overviews, trail stats, step-by-step route descriptions, GPS tracks, and more. Each month we work to publish one or two new trail guides. We’d love to do more, but it’s very time consuming!
Beyond the tail guides, Outdoor Vancouver brings the latest news, events, product reviews, and more to Vancouver’s outdoor recreation enthusiasts and endurance athletes.
Our aim is to keep you updated about the outdoors scene around the Vancouver area and inspire you to get outside, safely and well-informed. Trail guide by trail guide, our goal is to slowly build out a comprehensive database of all the hikes around Vancouver.
We believe that time spent adventuring in nature is one of the healthiest and most productive things we can do with our time. For our bodies and for our mental health. We also believe that when people experience nature first hand, they are more likely to become advocates for its protection, and to become good stewards for the environment.
Our hope is that this website (and all its extensions through social media and our newsletter), encourage locals and visitors alike to safely explore our beautiful little corner of the planet.
About the editor, Karl Woll: I was born and raised in the Lower Mainland, and am passionate about outdoor sports. Trail running and hiking are my two favorite activities and I try to get out as often as possible. I also like to paddleboard, cycle and snowboard.
After searching for a local blog related to outdoor pursuits in Vancouver, I wasn’t able to find a complete resource with fresh content. So, in 2008 I created Outdoor Vancouver. Since then, Outdoor Vancouver has slowly evolved from a daily outdoors news blog into Outdoor Vancouver as you see it today, focusing on hiking.
I am also the author of the The Hiking Vancouver eBook.
Media, product testing, reviews and sponsorship: Have a question, want to advertise on the website, or have something you’d like reviewed? Contact me and see if there’s a fit!
Contacting Outdoor Vancouver
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A Starter’s Guide to Hiking in Vancouver.
- Guides for 10 amazing hikes near Vancouver
- Hiking safety and trail etiquette
- Resources, hiking gear overview, and more!