SOG Entrenching Tool (Shovel)

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

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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Lowepro

Review: Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW Camera Backpack

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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5 Family Outings During Spring Break

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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Lighthouse at Lighthouse Park

The Best Coastal Viewpoints at Lighthouse Park

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 ...

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Deer Lake – Walking In Winter

Deer Lake is a great place for a quick walk year-round but if you can time it right during the winter months when the sun is shining and there’s a bit of snow on the ground, your outing will be that much more special.

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Views from the Heather Trail in Manning Park

The Heather Trail in Manning Park, BC

The picturesque Heather Trail in Manning Provincial Park is a popular hike because of it’s incredible scenery and access to the trail is relatively easy. A partial version of the trail can be done as a day-hike or the entire trail can be done as a 2-3 day camping trip.

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Hiking Books

Hiking Books for Southwest British Columbia

Even with a lot of hiking trail research being conducted online, it can still be useful having a hiking book or two to thumb through for inspiration. This post recommends several local Vancouver and Southwest BC day-hiking books.

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Insects be gone

Insects Be Gone!

Summer time in the local mountains includes plenty of mosquitoes and flies. Phyllis Ho explains some of her natural ways to repel mosquitoes on the hiking trails.

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Camping Taylor Meadows

Camping Near Garibaldi Lake

Camping at Garibaldi Lake or Taylor Meadows allows you to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery while giving you additional time to explore nearby Black Tusk or Panorama Ridge. Lori Pederson from Hiking For The Scaredy Cat discusses the camping experience in Garibaldi Provincial Park and what to expect at each campsite.

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