Dog Friendly Hikes in Vancouver

Recommendations for dog-friendly hiking trails in Vancouver and some tips for trail etiquette and how to be prepared.

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Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

Vancouver Trails is offering a $4 discount (promo code) to the Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show this weekend, March 12 & 13, 2016, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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The Best Transit-Friendly Hikes Near Vancouver

With Vancouver’s close proximity to the North Shore mountains, there are many hiking trails that can be accessed by taking a bus from the city. This article explores some of the best hiking trails near Vancouver that are transit-friendly.

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5 Family Outdoor Excursions for Spring Break

5 family outdoor excursions to explore over spring break around Vancouver, including Whytecliff Park, Rice Lake, Stanley Park, Capilano Canyon, and the Reifel Bird Sanctuary.

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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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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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Top 5 After Work Hikes

If you’re a skier, snowboarder or snowshoer, then you welcome winter in Vancouver because of the abundance of outdoor snow sports that are available to us, right in our own backyard. But even the most avid of snowhounds must admit that the dark and rainy winter days can be a bit dreary. So now that the sun is finally here, why not make the most of it? Instead of waiting until the weekend, you can fit in a hike close to the city that you can do on a weekday, right after work. Take advantage of those rays while they last!

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Mother’s Day Hikes

This upcoming Sunday, May 12, 2013, is Mother’s Day and what better than spending quality time with mom and the family by taking them on a hike.

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Vancouver Area Hiking Groups

The weather is finally warming, the skis / snowboard are packed away for the season, and you’re ready to get out and hike some of the local trails. One problem, it’s so hard to meet people in Vancouver with common interests, especially those who would even want to consider sweating it out on a steep mountainous climb, with the risk of getting lots of bug bites, maybe some afternoon showers, an encounter with a bear, etc. etc. etc.

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Great Blue Herons in Vancouver

How about a little bird watching while you’re hiking? One misconception about bird watching is it means sitting still in a bird blind (definition: a shelter used for observing wildlife) for hours with your binoculars. However, this is not true as there are plenty of examples of birds along the trails of Vancouver, such as the Great Blue Herons. With their long beaks, long legs, and large wing span, they are easy to spot and often don’t flutter away as soon as you have them in sight. The Great Blue Herons can be spotted throughout the region, including near fairly urban areas like Stanley Park.

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