Road to Lynn Headwaters Regional Park is Closed

The road to the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park has been closed by Metro Vancouver due to the risk of a landslide.

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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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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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Snowshoe Grind at Grouse Mountain

The Snowshoe Grind starts from the top of Grouse Mountain and follows the Dam Mountain route, offering a heart-pumping workout and scenic views.

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A History of Garibaldi Provincial Park

Celebrate Cultural Days by attending a presentation on the History of Garibaldi Provincial Park by the Elders Council for Parks in BC on Saturday, September 28th at 1pm. The presentation will be conducted by Cathy Ross and held at the Heritage Centre at 1620 Mount Seymour Road in North Vancouver.

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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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Hiking Mount Seymour

You can’t blame a Vancouverite for wanting to get into the mountains come summer. Think about it: For six months the sun is a fiction, so when it does finally arrive in June we want to get as close to it as we possibly can, which means scads of people ascending the beautiful peaks that grace the North Shore.

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Father’s Day Hike: Norvan Falls

This Sunday, June 16, 2013, is Father’s Day and what better way to spend a day with the family then to take dad to Norvan Falls. With all the warm weather and snow melt, this is the perfect time of year to go see a waterfall and this trail offers both a challenge while having gradual elevation gain.

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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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