Victoria Hiking

5 Trails To Hike in Victoria, BC

Posted: August 13, 2015

Five hiking trails to explore when visiting Victoria, BC, on Vancouver Island, including Jocelyn Peak in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, the Train Trestle Bridge or Mount Finlayson in Goldstream Provincial Park, and more.

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Hiking trail maps from Trail Ventures BC

Trail Ventures BC – Detailed Hiking Trail Maps

Posted: July 23, 2015

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

10 Hikes To Take Your Kids On This Summer

Posted: July 9, 2015

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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SOG Entrenching Tool (Shovel)

Posted: June 25, 2015

The SOG Entrenching Tool (or for most people, “Shovel”) is portable, lightweight, and durable, making it a perfect tool for carrying on your outdoor adventures.

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North Shore Forest

The Best Transit-Friendly Hikes Near Vancouver

Posted: June 18, 2015

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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Review: Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW Camera Backpack

Posted: June 2, 2015

A review of the Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW Camera Backpack used to carry all of your camera equipment on day-hikes and outdoor adventures. We take a thorough look at the bag and some of its great features and drawbacks.

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St Mark's Summit

CBC Radio Interview

Posted: May 8, 2015

Michael Chang of Vancouver Trails was interviewed by Stephen Quinn from CBC Radio’s On The Coast, discussing hiking trail alternatives to the Grouse Grind, such as St Mark’s Summit, Eagle Bluffs, Diez Vistas, Elk Mountain, and more.

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5 Family Outings During Spring Break

5 Family Outdoor Excursions for Spring Break

Posted: March 5, 2015

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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Lighthouse at Lighthouse Park

The Best Coastal Viewpoints at Lighthouse Park

Posted: February 27, 2015

Spectacular views of the Strait of Georgia combined with hiking trails that lead through beautiful west coast forests makes Lighthouse Park one of the best year-round parks to visit on the North Shore. It’s the viewpoints around the park that make this area a must to visit as the coastal scenery are some of the best in the Vancouver area.

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Wild with Reese Witherspoon

Wild Review – A Hiker’s Point of View

Posted: December 13, 2014

The movie Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, is a film based on the true story of Cheryl Strayed, who sets out on the Pacific Crest Trail with her emotional baggage and huge backpack. Linda Bakker reviews the movie from a hiker’s perspective.

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