Popular Exercise Hikes

These hiking trails are primarily for exercise and less about the scenery or view. The list includes trails near Vancouver, Squamish, Harrison Lake, and Chilliwack including the Grouse Grind, Upper Shannon Falls (Sea To Sky Gondola), The Chief, Burnaby Mountain, Teapot Hill, and more.

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To The Rescue – A Documentary About Canada’s Patchwork Search and Rescue System

A  documentary that explores the Canadian Search and Rescue (SAR) system and its chronic underfunding called To The Rescue premieres on CBC on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9pm. The system that we rely on to be rescued in the wilderness is being pushed to its limits by shrinking budgets, greater numbers of people seeking outdoor adventure, and the reliance on volunteers who put their lives at risk to keep these organizations alive.

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Mystery Lake

The second in a series of reviews of alpine lakes located in the North Shore mountains. Today we look at Mystery Lake on Mount Seymour.

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North Shore Rescue Open House

Yesterday, I attended the North Shore Rescue’s Open House at their new base facility located at 61 Bewicke Avenue in North Vancouver. It was a wonderful opportunity to be able to tour the facility, meet some of the members, and see some of the gear that has played such an important role in saving many lives over the years.

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Capilano Canyon

Capilano River Regional Park (aka Capilano Canyon) is one of the outdoor gems of the Metro Vancouver area. It’s accessible all year, it’s trails are hiked by all ages, and it’s the closest to the city where you can enjoy a west coast style rainforest within a scenic, rugged canyon setting.

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Top 5 Spring Hikes Near Vancouver

The weather is starting to warm, the daylight hours are becoming warmer, and the urge to get outside has peaked. However, a lot of the higher elevation trails are still covered with snow, so what are some of the best hikes to do around this time of year?

While you may not find yourself climbing up a big mountain to take in an incredible panoramic view, there are still many great hiking trails accessible that offer a fun partial-day outing, great exercise, and incredible scenery.

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