Did you know? The Sunshine Coast Trail is Canada's longest hut-to-hut hiking trail.
Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter
June 30, 2016
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.
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.
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!