Bivouac is the most comprehensive website for Canadian Mountaineering info. The site has profiles of 25,000+ North American mountains, as well as a discussion board, equipment reviews, GPS data, photos, guide books, trail descriptions, trip reports, maps, etc, etc, etc. It basically has everything you could possibly need for mountain information. There are thousands of […]
Most people shudder at the thought of camping in the snow, but for those of you out there who can’t wait for our mountains to be covered in a white blanket, here is a good article from the Gear Junkies on the best sleeping gear for winter camping. Few outdoor pursuits draw such strong reaction […]
St. Mark’s Summit is a peak along the Howe Sound Crest Trail that offers spectacular views of Howe Sound. Hiking the entire Howe Sound Crest Trail (which runs all the way to Porteau Cove) is more than a simple day hike, but heading to Saint Mark’s Summit is a worthy destination of its own and can be done in about 4 to 5 hours. From the peak you can see the islands of Howe Sound, the Tantalus Range and even Vancouver Island.
runswick Mountain is the highest of all the North Shore peaks, and as such has incredible views in all directions. Howe Sound and its islands, Brunswick Lake, Sky Pilot, The Lions, Mount Harvey, and Grouse Mountain are all prominently on display. The narrow summit has a 360 degree panoramic view that is truly one of the best around.
The North Shore Hikers Club boasts over 600 members and has been around since 1958. We provide outdoor activities that are enjoyable, satisfying, scenic and safe. Through the club, members can enjoy fantastic wilderness in all seasons, improve fitness and develop outdoor skills. We have an average of 7 weekend activities at various levels, with […]
Visible from Whistler and several points along the Sea to Sky highway, The Black Tusk is an iconic natural landmark in southwest BC. Located in Garibaldi Provincial Park, The Black Tusk offers a truly unique hiking experience, and draws hikers from far way. There are several amazing hikes in Garibaldi Park, but a trip to The Black Tusk is a must for anyone visiting the area.