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Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter

June 30, 2016
Edition #41

14 Incredible Overnight Hikes around Vancouver


Everyone loves a good day hike. But there’s something special about setting off by foot - carrying the gear needed to make it through several nights in the wild.

Backpacking creates the opportunity to discover remote and beautiful locations. It allows you to escape the more crowded areas. And it gives you the time to fully disconnect. To leave behind the stress and worries of the concrete jungle.

Vancouver is unique, in that one can escape the city and be in a remote area within an hour or two. There are so many incredible trails to explore, and places to camp, so close by. This month we looked at 14 amazing places you can go camping near Vancouver.

Check out the 14 hikes here
 


(Mostly) Local Outdoor News


1. Former U.S. Marine dies BASE jumping from Stawamus Chief. @CTV
2. North Shore Rescue member injured helping unprepared hiker. @CTV
3. 3 hikers rescued from Grouse Grind trail in 2 hour period. @Global
4. Pilot, 81, makes perfect emergency landing on glacier. @CBC
5. Keyhole Hot Springs closed until further notice. @CBC
6. Spearhead Huts Project to make Whistler backcountry more accessible. @CBC
7. 18 Vancouver walks you should go on. @VIA
8. Hidden Gems of Vancouver Island. @VI View
9. Forested photogallery documents efforts of North Shore trail builders. @CBC
10. West Vancouver Black Bear Tears Apart Car To Reach Food. @HuffPost
11. B.C. snowpack reaches record low for May. @CBC
12. Garibaldi Provincial Park reservations now required. @CBC
 


Hiking to Crystal Falls in Coquitlam


We have a new guide for a popular waterfall hike - Crystal Falls!  

Crystal Falls is an easy 6 km hike in Coquitlam which takes you up alongside the Upper Coquitlam River. The hike ends up at the scenic Crystal Falls waterfall on Pritchett Creek.

This hike is at a low elevation and can be hiked year-round. But hiking in the summer gives you the chance to bring your bathing suit to swim in the river or take a dip in the canyon pools just above Crystal Falls. 

Check out the hike to see if it's one for your summer list.
 


Long weekend hiking


It's Canada Day long weekend, and it will be a busy one on the trails. In fact, Coquitlam Search and Rescue Manager Michael Coyle tweeted this interesting chart of B.C. rescue callouts throughout the year. Turns out Canada Day long weekend is typically the busiest weekend of the year for rescues. Please get out and enjoy the summer weather, but also make sure you are prepared!

Happy Canada Day!
Karl

UPCOMING EVENTS

B.C. Bike Race
July 6 - 13, 2016
North Shore Knee Knackering Trail Run
July 9, 2016
Buckin' Hell
July 23, 2016

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  1. Brunswick Mountain (Lions Bay)
  2. South Needle (North Vancouver)
  3. Mount Fromme (North Vancouver)
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