Search and Rescue: North Shore

Season 2 of “Search and Rescue: North Shore” will be airing five episodes on Knowledge Network from May 28, 2024 to June 25, 2024.

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BC Parks Day Use Pass

BC Parks has announced that several popular parks will require a free Day Use Pass to enter the park in 2024.

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5 Ways to Celebrate International Trails Day

Saturday, June 1, 2024 is International Trail Day and a chance to get out and celebrate the day by enjoying and using the local trails.

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Joffre Lakes Day-Use Passes and Closures for 2024

Joffre Lakes will require a free day-use pass and will be closed for three periods during the 2024 hiking season.

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Backpacking on Vancouver Island

The book “Backpacking on Vancouver Island: The Essential Guide to the Best Multi-Day Trips and Day Hikes” by Taryn Eyton contains a thorough list of multi-day trails and camping experiences on Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest.

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Othello Tunnels Update

BC Parks has been working on restoring Othello Tunnels since the major atmospheric river that damaged the park in 2021, however it’s unlikely that it will re-open in 2024.

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Pay Parking at West Vancouver Hiking Trails

Pay parking is in effect at Lighthouse Park, Whytecliff Park, and Nelson Canyon (Whyte Lake) in West Vancouver.

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2024 BC Parks Camping Reservations

BC Parks camping reservations can be made for 2024 but plan early to make sure you book a campsite 4 months before the busy summer season.

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2024 Parks Canada Camping Reservations Dates

The Parks Canada Camping Reservation System will be opening beginning on January 19 for the 2024 season.

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Tips for Hiking in the Cold

Tips for hiking in the cold weather from wearing warm, well insulated layers of clothing, microspikes, to preparing by checking local avalanche and weather forecasts.

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2023 Photo Contest Winners

The winning photos from the 2023 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest.

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Best Hikes Near Tofino

Some of the best hikes near Tofino and Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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