Did you know? The first recorded climb of Mount Seymour was made in 1908 by a party from the BC Mountaineering Club

Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter

July 30, 2015

Hiking Mount Fromme in North Van

Mount Fromme sits just east of Grouse Mountain and is home to a large number of mountain biking and hiking trails. At an elevation of 1,185 m, the view from the summit of Mount Fromme is rewarding, but is by no means the best around. Mount Fromme offers views of Lynn Ridge, Coliseum Mountain, Mount Burwell, and Mount Seymour.

Close to the summit of Mount Fromme is another peak – Senate Peak – which also offers partially obstructed, yet beautiful views. Senate Peak overlooks Grouse Mountain and the Burrard Inlet. The hike to Mount Fromme is worth the effort.  The views are good, the trails up are enjoyable, and the trail sees less traffic than other nearby hikes.

Read the trail guide here: 


(Mostly) Local Outdoors News

1. Hikers survive week in B.C. wilderness with 2 oranges, 3 cookies. @CTV
2. 5 Hidden Hikes Near Vancouver. @Explore BC
3. 10 Vancouver Area Lakes to go Canoeing in. @VIA
4. Vancouver’s most difficult hikes that boast the most spectacular views. @Georgia Straight
5. 7 beautiful summer lakes near Vancouver you have to visit. @Vancity Buzz
6. Chilliwack lakes call out for summer hikers. @Jack Christie
7. Stranded Orca Saved. @Kayak Yak
8. Hundreds sing ‘O Canada’ atop B.C.’s Mt. Seymour at sunrise to celebrate Canada Day. @Global News
9. Trail Ventures BC – Detailed Hiking Trail Maps. @Vancouver Trails
10. Exhausted dog airlifted from popular North Vancouver trail. @CTV
11. Hike through paradise, but be prepared if it’s lost. @Vancouver Sun
12. City of Vancouver says June 2015 has set record cycling ridership. @Vancity Buzz
13. B.C. Bike Race brings 600 riders to North Vancouver’s challenging trails. @The Province
14. 18 Breathtaking B.C. Hikes To Do This Summer. @Buzzfeed
15. Great Running Routes in Vancouver . @VIA
16. Hiking the West Lion Near Vancouver. @Explore BC
17. Vancouver Running Company sprints into Kitsilano. @Vancouver Sun
18. How to be prepared for an emergency in the backcountry. @CBC

Updated hike guide - Mount Seymour

The guide for Mount Seymour has been updated this month, with a new video and revised route description. 

Mount Seymour trail offers three different peaks of stunning views. These peaks are commonly referred to as Pump Peak, Second Pump Peak, and Mount Seymour Peak. From the summit of Mt. Seymour there are views of Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, the Indian Arm and of what appears to be a never-ending stretch of coastal mountains.

Read the updated hike guide here:


Until next month!


Squamish Days 10k
Aug 2, 2015
Squamish 50
Aug 22 - 23, 2015
5 Peaks Whistler
Aug 29, 2015

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