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Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter 

July 29, 2021
Edition #102
In this newsletter:
  1. Hiking Evans Peak
  2. Outdoor News
  3. Book of the Month
  4. 15 Fun Stroller-Friendly Walks around Vancouver
  5. Current Gear Deals

1. Hiking Evans Peak in Golden Ears

Evans Peak is a steep and challenging hike in Golden Ears Provincial Park.

While Evans Peak is not quite as long or as difficult as the nearby Golden Ears Summit hike, it should not be underestimated. 

Much of the hike is steep, and there is a section of scrambling as you approach the summit. The effort is well worth it, however, as the summit of Evans Peak offers incredible views in all directions. 

Watch our 6-minute trail overview video here: YouTube.
(This video was shot and edited by our friend and local filmaker/ UBC student Giulio Saibene)

Read the full guide for Evans Peak here 

2. (Mostly) Local Outdoor News

1. Man missing two weeks in Garibaldi Park found safe by wildfire crews. @News 1130
2. 74-year-old hiker missing on North Shore found dead. @Van Sun
3. North Shore rescue crews spend night on Vancouver Island. @News 1130
4. Volunteer searchers find human remains believed to be of missing hiker Jordan Naterer. @CBC
5. Squamish SAR wraps up search for missing hiker. @Squamish Chief
6. Whistler SAR extricate hiker stranded on Black Tusk's west face. @VIA
7. Extreme fire danger in Metro Vancouver parks. @News 1130
8. Sumas Mountain Regional Park closed due to dry condition. @Abby News
9. Heat wave had 'worrisome' impact on B.C.'s glaciers, expert says. @CBC
10.Warning about aggressive bear around Cheakamus Lake area. @Sq Reporter
11. Think twice before hiking with Google Maps. @BGR
12. Take a Hike, outdoor classroom program, expands on Van Island. @CBC
13. B.C. ultra-athlete to run 24 hours to raise money for SAR team. @CBC
14. Yes, Hiking Trails Are More Crowded than Ever. @Outside

3. Book of the Month - Park Bagger: Adventures in the Canadian National Parks

Here's a fun book to inspire some wanderlust. Released earlier this year, Park Bagger is recollection of the author's journey travelling far and wide across Canada on a mission to 'bag' each and every one of the nation's national parks. The books is filled with information about each of the parks, including photographs and plenty of entertaining stories of adventure. 

"An inspiring collection of thrilling personal adventures and stunning photographs sharing the incredible diversity and profound beauty of Canada’s national parks.

Distributed across the second-largest country in the world, the Canadian national parks can be challenging to get to. Many of them are so remote that they have no road access or infrastructure of any kind, but they are not impossible to visit.

Explorer Marlis Butcher has “bagged” all of the Canadian national parks. In her quest to visit and get to know the parks, Marlis canoed, kayaked, mountain biked, backpacked, hiked, snowshoed, snorkelled, and trekked by whatever means of travel she could devise. In Park Bagger, she shares her adventures, with the objective to encourage others to explore the national parks and to protect Canada’s vast wilderness."

Learn more about the book here.

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

4. 15 Best Stroller-friendly Walks around Vancouver

Going out for walks in nature is the perfect family activity. Getting outside is equally beneficial for babies and toddlers as it is for parents. 

For parents, it’s a chance to get some exercise and recharge in nature. Young children tend to love the sights, sounds, and scents of nature. Babies also tend to sleep well in the fresh, open air. In this post we highlight some of our favorite trails that allow parents to get out into nature, while bringing a stroller along for the trip.

The hikes we’ve listed are our favorite hikes suitable for strollers, from Whistler to Hope!

See the list of best stroller-friendly walks here!

5. Current Gear Deals

Mountain Hardwear Canada
  • Get 60% Off Select Styles with Code: MHWJULY60! Ends Aug 8.
Mountain Wearhouse
  • Back to School promotion with up to 50% off kidswear!
Altitude Sports
  • Get up to 50% off on more than 150 brands at Altitude-Sports.com! Ends Aug 6.
Columbia Sportwear Canada
  • Summer Sale - Get up to 50% Off Select Styles! Ends Aug 9.
Until next time!
  1. Mt. Rohr (Pemberton)
  2. Black Tusk (Whistler)
  3. Golden Ears Summit (Maple Ridge)
  1. Hiking Evans Peak
  2. Hiking Burnett Falls
  3. 15 Fun Stroller-friendly 'hikes'
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