5 Ways to Celebrate International Trails Day

Saturday, June 4, 2016 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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Where To See The Salmon Run

Late-September and October are the perfect time to witness the salmon run near Vancouver as returning salmon make their way up rivers and creeks to spawn. Find some of the popular places to see the returning salmon, including the Capilano River, Kanaka Creek, and more.

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HikeFest

Celebrate hiking by participating in HikeFest at the Sea To Sky Gondola in Squamish. Hikers can register for guided hiking tours on several trails and learn from some of the local outdoor experts.

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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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Giving Back – Volunteering For Trail Maintenance

Many hikers forget the amount of work that goes into clearing trails from fallen debris, repairing wooden bridges, and preparing the forested routes for the summer hikers. Lori Pederson from Hiking For The Scaredy Cat discusses her volunteer experience in Golden Ears Provincial Park and how you can get involved with BC Parks.

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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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