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Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter 

June 30, 2021
Edition #101
In this newsletter:
  1. Hiking Burnett Falls
  2. B.C. Parks Day Passes & Current Trail Closures
  3. Outdoor News
  4. Book of the Month
  5. Hiking Vancouver eBook
  6. Current Gear Deals

1. Hiking Burnett Falls in Sechelt

Burnett Falls is a short and easy hike in Sechelt, close to Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. 

The route from the parking area to the waterfall is easy to follow and has a gradual incline. The waterfall can be reached in about 15 minutes or less, and the trail is suitable for young children. 

There is a lookout area directly across Burnett Creek from the waterfall. The viewpoint provides a close-up and unobstructed view of the beautiful falls. 

Watch our 1.5-minute trail overview video here: YouTube.

Read the full guide for Burnett Falls here 

2. B.C. Parks Day Passes & Current Trail Closures

To prevent crowding and over-use at some of B.C. Parks most popular destinations, it was announced this month that a Day-Use Pass system is being implemented in 2021, from June 23 – Oct 22. Affected parks in the Vancouver area are:

  • Joffre Lakes
  • Golden Ears
  • Stawamus Chief (Backside Trail)
  • Garibaldi (Rubble Creek, Cheakamus, and Diamondhead trailheads)

Visitors to these parks will need to reserve free day-use passes ahead of time. The passes can be reserved one day (starting at 7am) in advance of the trip, and can be reserved online.

If you have a camping reservation, a separate day-use pass is not required.

We have also started keeping track of current trail closures, maintenance, and other updates. 

You can view the current trail closures, and learn more about the B.C. Parks day-use pass system here.

3. (Mostly) Local Outdoor News

1. North Shore Rescue advises caution when hiking during a heat wave. @NS News
2. North Shore Rescue warns of hikes in the heat, after someone blacked out. @News 1130
3. Tips for hiking in hot weather. @Happiest Outdoors
4. B.C. campfire ban goes into effect Wednesday amid heat wave. @Global
5. Person killed after being swept down Widgeon Falls. @Abby News
6. Woman injures neck after sliding 10 metres on steep, snowy section of Pump Peak trail. @NS News
7. Crews rescue climbers, hikers and more over the past few days. @Squamish Chief
8. Children found after getting separated from hiking group in Stawamus Chief area. @CTV
9. Hiker fogged in on Golden Ears, spends 2 nights. @Chilliwack Progress
10. Teens credited with saving woman from West Van waterfall. @NS News
11.B.C. hikers are cranky with out-loud music on local trails. @News 1130
12. Provincial park north of Coquitlam could be a 'world-class' tourism draw. @Tri-city News

4. Book of the Month - Destination Hikes: In and Around Southwestern B.C.

Stephen Hui is back with a follow up to his B.C. best-selling book 105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern B.C

His new book, Destination Hikes: In and Around Southwestern B.C., released in May, features 55 trails all having noteworthy features such as waterfalls, wildflower meadows, swimming holes, giant trees, or exhilarating viewpoints.

The book features hikes from Pemberton to Manning Park, each with trail statistics, route description and color photos and maps. 

"Discover 55 of the most beautiful hikes near Vancouver, each with an exciting destination to reward your efforts.

Planning your next hiking journey in beautiful British Columbia? This new book from the bestselling author of 105 Hikes will show you how to reach the most breathtaking hiking destinations in the province.

  • 55 new day trips: celebrate nature big and small with astonishing hikes you can do in one day.
  • Large geographical area: the book covers Duffey Lake and the Stein Valley in the north, Washington’s Cascade Mountains in the south, Nanaimo and the Gulf Islands in the west, and Manning Park and the Coquihalla in the east.
  • Diverse destinations: including astonishing views, swimming holes, beautiful rivers and lakes, and even a 600-year-old tree.
  • History and ecology: the author acknowledges the Indigenous territory each trail crosses, and points out nearby museums, wetlands, temples, and memorials.
  • Giving back: A portion of the author’s royalties will go to the Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning to support trail building and maintenance.

With each hike, bestselling author and seasoned BC hiker Stephen Hui shares everything you need to know to make your day a success"

Learn more about the book here.

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

5. Hiking Vancouver eBook

If you're looking for even more hiking ideas, be sure to check out our own eBook, Hiking Vancouver, recently updated and revised!

Hiking Vancouver gives you an insider’s view of the best local hikes, and everything you need to know to get outside and explore the B.C. wilderness. 

This eBook covers hiking safety, etiquette, and guides for over one hundred hikes from Pemberton to Hope!
  • Discover over 125 amazing hikes around Vancouver
  • Turn-by-turn descriptions and overviews
  • Hike stats, photos, and further resources
  • Free lifetime updates as new hikes are added
Hiking Vancouver is only $8.99 and proceeds help support the website. 

Learn more and grab your copy here!

6. Current Gear Deals

Columbia Sportswear Canada
  • Summer Sale: Get up to 25% Off! Valid 6/30 - 7/14
  • Summer Sale - Best-selling Summer Styles are Up to 25% Off! Valid 6/24-7/31
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