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Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter 

May 30, 2019
Edition #76
In this newsletter:
  1. Conflict Lake Hike
  2. Outdoor News
  3. Book of the Month
  4. Survive Outside for Trail Runners
  5. Shipyards Night Market and MEC Trail Race
  6. New OV Performance Sport Tee

1. New Hiking Guide - Conflict Lake

We posted a new hiking guide to the site - a scenic lake in the Callaghan Valley near Whistler!

Conflict Lake is a beautiful hike in the gorgeous Callaghan Valley backcountry. In the late summer, the wildflowers are blooming in the sub-alpine meadows, making the entire length of the trail scenic and enjoyable.

Conflict Lake itself sits next to the Journeyman Lodge. A hike to the lake is often combined with hiking to nearby Ring Lake, but it’s a worthy destination of its own for those that don’t have time to extend the hike further.

Read the full guide for Conflict Lake here.

2. (Mostly) Local Outdoor News

1. Children rescued after spending night alone on Burke Mountain. @Tricity News
2. Hikers lost for hours on West Vancouver trail. @CTV
3. Hiker suffering heart attack rescued from BCMC Trail. @NS News
4. After near-death experience, North Van couple donates $12,000 to search teams. @Pique
5. Witnesses sought after ski pole pierces teen's skull on Grouse Mtn. @Van Sun
6. Scientist says third slide on Joffre Peak imminent. @News 1130
7. Woman injured after stranger pushes her off 12-metre cliff into lake. @CBC
8. Hiker lucky to be alive after fall at Brandywine Falls. @Castanet
9. Hiker limit back in place at Quarry Rock. @CTV
10. B.C. adds 600 campsites to provincial parks, recreation sites. @CBC
11. Island grizzly sighting has conservation officers scratching their heads. @CTV
12. A dedicated band of big tree hunters is cataloguing our forest giants, before they’re gone. @Tyee

3. Book of the Month - Active Vancouver

Active Vancouver is an all-seasons guide to everything outdoors around Vancouver. Going beyond hiking, this guidebook is full of great ideas for trail runners, snowshoers, cyclists, paddlers and more. 

With color photos, maps, and details about each of the listed activities its a great guidebook to have at the ready for families, or anyone looking to try out something new and isn't sure where to start. There are also handy tables at the back of the book broken out by geographic region, and by activity, so you can easily find something that suits you.

"Active Vancouver offers the reader a variety of pursuits—cycling, trail running, hiking, snowshoeing, paddling, walking, and nature treks—all within a day trip of Vancouver, B.C., one of the most vibrant urban regions in the world for access to recreational green space.

The myriad activities featured in this unique guidebook are for locals and tourists alike who have beginner to intermediate skills in each sport. Here you’ll find all the year-round information needed to plan a fun, energetic and educational adventure day in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Readers are able to scan activities quickly for timing, distance, elevation and accessibility. Equally important, each activity also provides an “Eco-Insight” into the natural history of the locale to give the user a deeper connection with the environment."

Read more about Active Vancouver here.

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

4. Survive Outside for Trail Runners

Are you new to trail running? Maybe you’re experienced, but looking to push your limits a little and explore further and higher.

Run Wild Vancouver's signature workshop, Survive Outside for Trail Runners, is back! It's a special edition of the popular AdventureSmart classroom program tailored specifically for trail runners.

They have sessions coming up at several locations around the Lower Mainland:

You’ll hear from seasoned trail runners with first hand experience who’ll share personal stories and practical tips to help you play safe on the trails when traveling fast and light.

Additional dates will be announced later in the year for sessions throughout late-summer and fall.

5. Shipyards Night Market & MEC Trail Race

We'll be set up at two local events in June - The Shipyards Night Market in North Vancouver, and the MEC Greater Vancouver Trail Race at Ambleside Park!

If you're at either event, make sure you stop by, say hi, and enter our giveaways for some sweet prizes (including OV apparel, free entries to the 5 Peaks' Seymour race, and Buckin' Hell ultra race, and more)!

1. The Shipyards Night Market at the lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver has been growing in popularity each year. The market is free to attend and features live music, craft beer, food trucks, and local artisans.

When: Friday Nights 5-10pm - until Sept 27
Outdoor Vancouver Dates: June 14, July 19, August 16
Where: The historic Shipyards District in the lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver

Learn more about the Shipyards Night Market here.

2. MEC Lower Mainland Trail Race #3 is taking place at Ambleside Park in North Van. There are two courses - a 15k, and a 55k ultra with over 2,000m of elevation gain! We'll be participating at the start line festivities!

When: Sunday June 2, 7:30am - 4pm (we'll be onsite until noon)
Where: Ambleside Park, 1150 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Learn more about MEC Race #3 here.

5. New OV Shirts!

We've added another design to our growing collection of apparel!

These shirts are performance material, perfect for your summer hikes. It has moisture-wicking, quick-dry, performance fabric and features UPF 30+ protection.
Order now
Until next month!

North Van Shipyards Night Market (with Outdoor Vancouver!)
June 14

Survive Outside Workshop
June 18

5 Peaks BC, Mount Seymour
June 22

(View the
full events calendar)
  1. Conflict Lake
  2. Gear Review: IceMule Cooler Bag
  3. Whitecroft Falls

  1. Eagle Bluffs (West Van)
  2. Munro & Dennet Lakes (Coquitlam)
  3. Murrin Park (Squamish)
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