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Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter 

July 30, 2022
Edition #114
In this issue:
  1. Hike Suggestions to Help Stay Cool
  2. Outdoor News
  3. Book of the Month
  4. Current Gear Deals

1. Hikes to Help Stay Cool in the Heat

With the current heat wave, it's best to take some extra precautions while hiking. This means of course wearing the proper clothing, having a hat, wearing sunscreen, and bringing plenty of water. And it also might be best to avoid hikes with a lot of sun exposure. 

To help with some suggestions, here's a few hikes we like that are heavily forested, and/or have a nice cool lake you can jump into to cool off:
  1. Cliff Falls (Kanaka Creek) (Maple Ridge)
  2. Gold Creek Falls (Maple Ridge)
  3. Jug Island Beach (Belcarra)
  4. Lindeman Lake (Chilliwack)
  5. Lynn Loop Trail (North Vancouver)
  6. Rainbow Falls (Whistler)
  7. Kentucky Lake (Merritt)
  8. Munro and Dennett Lake (Coquitlam)
  9. Whyte Lake (West Van)

2. (Mostly) Local Outdoor News

3. Book of the Month - Best Hikes and Nature Walks with Kids in and Around Southwestern B.C.

B.C. Best-selling author Stephen Hui is back with another great hiking guide book. The title says it all: Best Hikes and Nature Walks with Kids takes you through a curated list of all the best local trails suitable for kids ranging from toddlers to pre-teens. 

The book covers 55 hikes from Whistler, the Sunshine Coast, northern Washington, to Manning Park, and everything in the middle.

There's bound to be plenty of family friendly gems in here you haven't come across.

"The best thing about hiking with kids is appreciating nature as a whole family. But hiking with kids can be challenging when little ones get tired, cold, or hungry. This book carefully chooses trails for kids of a variety of ages and skill levels, ranging in distance from 2km (great for toddlers) to 12km (for older or energetic kids). All are easy to get to so kids have more time to explore stops at suspension bridges, hollow trees, ghost towns, beaches, lakes, and vistas. Each route features a clear reference map and full-colour photos, plus:

  • a description of trail highlights
  • detailed directions to the trailhead
  • a snapshot of the best season, difficulty, length, high point, and elevation gain
  • a fun fact related to the plants, animals, or history of the trail"

Learn more about the book here.

We compile the books we feature every month in our Book Store.

4. Current Gear Deals

There's some good summer deals going for the long weekend!

Mountain Equipment Co-op
  • Get up to 50% off the hottest outdoor gear for the long weekend with 1000+ epic deals for camping, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, trail running, biking and more -- even stuff for outdoor kids.
Columbia Canada
  • Summer Sale - Up to 30% off
Running Room
  • Save 15% On Running Room Fit-Wear Apparel Until August 1
Helly Hansen
  • Summer sale - up to 50% off
  • End of season sale - up to 40% off
Solo Stove
  • Solo Stove is having a sitewide Summer Sale now through August 25th. 
  • Up to 45% off Fire Pit Bundles
Until next month!
  1. Mt. Elphinestone (Sunshine Coast)
  2. Falls Lake (Coquihalla Summit)
  3. Garibaldi Lake (Squamish)
  4. Browse our trail database 
  1. Hiking Belcarra Bluffs
  2. Hiking the Mundy Park Trails
  3. Solo Stove Fire Pit Review
  4. Current Trail Closures
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