Leave No Trace on Your Next Hike

The seven principles of Leave No Trace (LNT) are important for all hikers and outdoor enthusiasts to ensure the wilderness is respected and kept pristine. Taryn Eyton (aka Happiest Outdoors) discusses each of the principles and why they are important.

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5 Hot Spots for Bird Watching around Vancouver

Linda Bakker from the Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia provides her top picks for the best 5 locations for bird watching around Vancouver’s Lower Mainland.

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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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