Trail Ventures BC – Detailed Hiking Trail Maps

For more than a decade, Tim O’Hearn of Trail Ventures BC has tirelessly mapped hiking trails throughout British Columbia, from Slesse to Strachan, from the Chilcotins to Chilliwack. Learn more about the highly detailed maps and purchase them directly from Trail Ventures BC.

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10 Hikes To Take Your Kids On This Summer

Explore 10 Hikes To Take Your Kids On This Summer in the Vancouver and southwest British Columbia region. The benefits of taking your children hiking include learning about the local nature and environment, physical activity, and the ability to explore the outdoors.

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The Best Trail Running Clubs and Races around Vancouver

This is the third and final post in a series on trail running for beginners around Vancouver. You read post one and I suckered you into trying out trail running. You read post two and discovered some great trails to train on. Now you’re ready to put all that training to the test and line up at the start line of a race with a whole group of nutters trail runners.

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Popular Exercise Hikes

These hiking trails are primarily for exercise and less about the scenery or view. The list includes trails near Vancouver, Squamish, Harrison Lake, and Chilliwack including the Grouse Grind, Upper Shannon Falls (Sea To Sky Gondola), The Chief, Burnaby Mountain, Teapot Hill, and more.

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Top Ten Trails for Running near Vancouver

In part 2 of his Trail Running series, Karl Woll of Outdoor Vancouver highlights some of the best trail running routes and breaks each route down by skill level as easy, intermediate, or pro.

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Waterfalls of Vancouver and Southwest British Columbia

A guide to the waterfalls near Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, the Fraser Valley and throughout Southwest British Columbia.

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Vancouver September Hikes

Summer is over, the Labour Day long weekend has passed, and everyone is back to school or work. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the hiking season is over in Vancouver or Southwestern British Columbia.

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The Great Hikes of Vancouver eBook Review

Local outdoor enthusiast, Karl Woll, has written and published an eBook called The Great Hikes of Vancouver. What promises to be the first eBook in a series, the book contains detailed descriptions, directions, and information, such as distance, time, and elevation on 10 hikes in southwestern British Columbia.

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May Long Weekend Challenging Hikes

The May long weekend is almost upon us and with the recent sunny whether, you’ve done some hikes but are looking for something a bit more challenging. While the snow pack is quickly melting, there is still plenty of snow on the local mountains, creating dangerous conditions in the back-country.

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Top 5 Spring Hikes Near Vancouver

The weather is starting to warm, the daylight hours are becoming warmer, and the urge to get outside has peaked. However, a lot of the higher elevation trails are still covered with snow, so what are some of the best hikes to do around this time of year?

While you may not find yourself climbing up a big mountain to take in an incredible panoramic view, there are still many great hiking trails accessible that offer a fun partial-day outing, great exercise, and incredible scenery.

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