Did you know? Strathcona Provincial Park, designated in 1911, is the oldest provincial park in B.C.
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Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter 

Sep 30, 2019
Edition #80
In this newsletter:
  1. Lower Myra Falls Hike
  2. Outdoor News
  3. Book of the Month
  4. Outdoor Vancouver Stickers
  5. Take a Hike Foundation

1. Lower Myra Falls Hike

Lower Myra Falls, in Strathcona Provincial Park, is a short hike which leads to a beautiful waterfall.

Located at the southern tip of Buttle Lake, Lower Myra Falls is remote but well worth the stop for anyone visiting or camping in Strathcona Park.

Shorter and easier to hike than nearby Upper Myra Falls, Lower Myra Falls is kid-friendly and makes for a terrific family outing. 

Read more about Lower Myra Falls here.

2. (Mostly) Local Outdoor News

1. Emergency crews respond after hiker collapses on Quarry Rock. @NS News
2. Lost hiker rescued from Crown Mountain after overnight ordeal. Global
3. Former ‘Amazing Race Canada’ contestant dies after fall on B.C. mountain. @Global
4. Hiker rescued from BCMC Trail after injuring hip. @NS News
5. Quesnel hiker survives 70-foot fall. @Leader
6. Base jumper briefly stuck on streetlight in Squamish. @Stawamus Chief
7. Coquitlam searcher gets provincial medal for years of volunteering. @TC News
8. New overnight hut for hikers and skiers opens near Whistler. @CBC
9. 'Hut-to-hut' system considered for rugged North Coast Trail. @CBC
10. Site of proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort to get federal protection. @CBC
11. North Van to expand Lynn Canyon parking lot. @NS News
12. Lynn Canyon Bridge to close for repairs. @NS News
13. Parks Foundation reaches fundraising goal for Princess Louisa property. @CBC
14. Social media exposes rogue trail builders in Fraser Valley. @Van Sun
15. Proposal to turn part of TCT to industrial use ‘mind-boggling’. @Van Sun
16. B.C. backcountry users seeking 'Right to Roam' bolstered by court decision. @Van Sun
17. FKT or Strava CR? @Cdn Trail Running
18. Fellow hiker, I Am Unable to Tell You How Much Farther It Is. @Outside

3. Book of the Month - The Backpacker's Field Manual

The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills, originally published in 1998, is a classic hiking and backpacking book. Despite the most recent revision being published in 2005, this book is as relevant as ever. The Backpacker's Field Manual is a comprehensive and common-sense approach to backpacking. Whether you're preparing for your next overnight hike around Vancouver or the West Coast Trail this book is full of great insights.

"The Backpacker’s Field Manual covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail for:

BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS—how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more–illustrated with more than 100 line drawings.
TRICKS OF THE TRAIL—time-tested practical lessons learned along the way
GOING ULTRALIGHT—downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up

Every traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you’ll ever need—this one—and take to the great outdoors with confidence."

Read more about The Backpacker's Field Manual here.

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

4. Outdoor Vancouver Stickers - Now Available

We've been shipping free stickers with each shirt purchased through the Outdoor Vancouver Merch store for a while. But after some requests, we're happy to say they are now available for purchase!

There's 4 different designs with more coming soon. Stickers are only $4 and come with free shipping.

Check out the stickers here!

5. Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation

We all know the importance of education. But not every child thrives in the public school system. This is where the Take a Hike Foundation steps in. Take a Hike works with local, at-risk youth and uses the outdoors and adventure to help them achieve personal and academic success.

"Take a Hike is a full-time alternate education program that supports vulnerable youth in grades 10-12 to overcome barriers to achieving success in school and in their lives. We use the outdoors and adventure to engage students in school, community, and mental health supports. Our goal is to help students build the skills and resilience they need not just to graduate, but to navigate life as they become young adults."

We're happy to help spread awareness of this amazing organization and with each shirt sold through the Outdoor Vancouver shop, we donate $1 to the Take a Hike Foundation!
Until next month!
  1. Kentucky Lake Hike
  2. Top 5 Hikes in Merritt
  3. Lower Myra Falls

  1. Abby Grind (Abbotsford)
  2. Lindeman Lake (Chilliwack)
  3. Mount Strachan (North Vancouver)
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