Did you know? The tallest of the North Shore Mountains is Mount Brunswick at 1,788 m.

Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter 

April 30, 2018
Edition #63

Brand New North Shore T-Shirts!


We’re in the process of launching a store! To start with, we have a men’s and women’s T-shirt which celebrates the North Shore mountains.

These shirts are ready to order, and we hope you like them. For the first batch of shirts, the shipping is more expensive than we hoped it would be. So we’re offering 50% off your order. This will offset the shipping charge. All you need to do is use coupon code ‘northshorepromo’ at checkout. For our next batch of shirts, we’ll print and ship from Vancouver (lowering the shipping costs).

Our first batch of shirts are very limited on quantity (about 5 each per size) so we're only promoting them through this newsletter at this time. If you want one and they sell out, we'll be restocking soon, but the material will probably be different (cotton instead of bamboo). 

We’ll be adding more designs over time as well! 

If you grab a shirt, please share some feedback and let us know what you think.

Check them out here!

Oh, and $1 from every shirt sale goes to the Take a Hike Foundation, helping at-risk youth around Vancouver!

(Mostly) Local Outdoor News

1. US snowboarder survives being buried by avalanche near Whistler. @News 1130
2. What can be done to keep Cypress skiers 0ut of deadly gullies? @Steve Jones
3. 10 Observations from reading 1,600 Search and Rescue Reports. @Steve Jones
4. Whistler Blackcomb heli-skiing guide dies after avalanche. @CBC
5. Hikers rescued on North Shore Mountains unprepared. @CTV
6. Local mountains still snowy, unsafe for hikers despite sunny weather. @News 1130
7. Seymour River footbridge to be built this summer. @NS News
8. 15 Ways to Avoid Busy Trails. @Happiest Outdoors
9. 20 of the Best Hikes near Vancouver. @Explore Mag
10. B.C. Parks announces student rangers program. @CBC

Yervana - Personalized Outdoor Adventures

If you want to get off the beaten path, Yervana is an iOS and web platform specializing in personalized outdoor adventures. The new Vancouver-based platform is designed to connect people who love the outdoors with knowledgeable locals, so you can spend less time on your phone and more time outside.

Download the Yervana iOS app or use the website to search, discover, and book unique, personalized outdoor adventures from start to finish. Yervana features a growing list of activities including hiking, biking, canoeing and wilderness photography. 

Get Paid to Play

Do you live in the greater Vancouver area and have an incredible passion for the outdoors? If you love fresh air, and getting people off the couch and outside, you should consider becoming a Yervana Local!

Yervana is growing their community, and are currently looking for local outdoors lovers who are enthusiastic about sharing their favourite activities, trails and things to do outside--starting with their own backyard.

The Coquitlam Crunch

The Coquitlam Crunch is a popular trail primarily used for exercise. The trail runs under a power line and has a net elevation of 242 m. The trail is a mixture of stairs and gravel trail, and in the summer months is bustling with locals getting in some post-work exercise. 

If you’re looking to get away from the city and into nature, you should probably take a pass on this hike. While the trail runs underneath a power line and isn’t your typical ‘hike’, it does offer some nice views, especially on a sunny evening. As you climb the trail and look back, you have scenic views of Blue Mountain, Burnaby Mountain, and beyond to the Fraser Valley.

Read the full trail guide here.

Current Gear Deals

Here are the gear deals going on this week:

Columbia Sportswear
  • Up To 50% Off - Winter Closeouts on Gear and Apparel
Mountain Hardwear
  • Men's and Women's past seasons gear/apparel up to 50% off while supplies last! 
Under Armour Canada
  • Spring picks under $75.

Until next month!


MEC - Intro to Map and Compass
May 5, 2018
5 Peaks, Golden Ears
May 12, 2018
Iron Knee/ Tender Knee
May 26, 2018

(Click for full events calendar)


  1. Mount Seymour Snowshoe
  2. Munro and Dennett Lakes
  3. Coquitlam Crunch Trail


  1. Lindeman Lake (Chilliwack)
  2. Nairn Falls (Pemberton)
  3. Petgill Lake (Squamish)
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