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Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter

April 28, 2016
Edition #39

Hiking High Knoll


The hike to High Knoll is located within Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, near the Pitt River.

With over 200 hectares in Minnekhada Regional Park, there are many trails to explore throughout. The hikes are short, and the elevation isn't too demanding, making it a great spot for family outings.

The main points of interest in Minnekhada Park are the historic Minnekhada Lodge, and the amazing view provided from the hike to High Knoll. There is also a marsh, rich with wildlife, located in the middle of the park. 

The view from High Knoll is spectacular, and has to be seen by everyone at least once.

Check out the High Knoll hiking guide here.  


(Mostly) Local Outdoor News


1. Woman in hospital with serious injuries after rescue from Gold Creek Falls. @CBC
2. Teen’s body pulled from Lynn Canyon after three weeks. @NS News
3. Paraglider gets entangled in North Vancouver power lines. @CBC
4. 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BC Parks. @Hello BC
5. Alternatives to the Grouse Grind. @Happiest Outdoors
6. 5 harder spring hikes for less lazy people in Vancouver. @Vancity Buzz
7. 5 Steep hikes in the Tri-Cities. @NS News
8. Get your green on at a Golden Ears. @Jack Christie
9. North Van racer comes agonizingly close to finishing world's toughest race. @NS News
10. Sunshine Coast Trail attracts worldwide attention. @PR Peak
11. Whistler Blackcomb announces 'largest and most exciting' investment in company's history. @Van Sun
12. What Hiking Does To The Brain Is Pretty Amazing. @Wimp
13. A Beginner's Guide To Essential Camping Gear. @Lifehacker
 


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Until next month!
Karl

UPCOMING EVENTS

5 Peaks - Golden Ears
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May 21, 2016
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