CBC Radio Interview

May 8, 2015

Written by: Michael Chang

I was interviewed on Friday, May 8, 2015, by CBC Radio’s On The Coast program by host, Stephen Quinn, where we discussed some of the local hiking trails that are accessible this time of year. The interview coincided with the opening of the Grouse Grind and offered some ideas for alternative workout trails to the grind.

Some of the trail options that are accessible this time of year are:

  • St Mark’s Summit – From Cypress with a view of Howe Sound.
  • Eagle Bluffs – From Cypress with a view towards Horseshoe Bay.
  • Diez Vistas – Around the Buntzen Lake area with views of Indian Arm.
  • Elk Mountain – In Chilliwack with a great view of the Fraser Valley.
  • Norvan Falls – Starts from Lynn Valley, long but not too difficult hike.
  • Kennedy Falls – Starts from the top of Mountain Highway in North Vancouver.
  • Dog Mountain – From Seymour Mountain, great view of Vancouver (best bang for the buck!).
  • Lindeman Lake – Near Chilliwack Lake, great turqoise coloured lake.

The full interview can be heard via the CBC Player below (if it doesn’t start playing automatically or the viewer is not visible, here is the interview).

It was a great experience, getting to go inside the CBC building in downtown Vancouver, seeing how the staff professionally put together such great content, squeezing a segment about local hiking trails in-between weather and traffic. While I spent a mere 23-minutes inside the building, the large, open room, buzzing with activity before the 6 ‘o clock news, had a sort of polished calmness to it all, which left a lasting impression on me.

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