Did you know? Capilano River Park has over 26 km of hiking trails.
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Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter 

January 30, 2020
Edition #84
In this newsletter:
  1. Best Snowshoe Trails Around Vancouver
  2. Outdoor News
  3. Book of the Month
  4. Hiking Capilano River Regional Park

1. The 14 Best Snowshoe Trails around Vancouver

There are many great hikes available below the snowline so you can stay active during the winter. But snowshoeing allows you to get into the mountains, enjoying a different type of adventure all-together.

To help you get out into the snow, we've compiled a list of the best snowshoe trails around.

This isn’t an exhaustive list of all the snowshoe trails around Vancouver, but it’s a collection of our 14 favorites.

See the full list here.

2. (Mostly) Local Outdoor News

1. 1 person dead after avalanche in backcountry near Merritt. @News 1130
2. Lost snowboarders in B.C. built shelter and fire for warmth. @Van Sun
3. Rossland skier was 'smiling' when found after two nights. Van Sun
4. Search teams rescue improperly prepared hikers on Grouse, Eagle Mountains. @Straight
5. Hikers stranded overnight on Coquitlam's Eagle Mountain rescued. @Van Sun
6. 2 deaths at B.C. ski resorts highlight hidden danger of tree wells. @CBC
7. 2020 is already a busy year for North Shore Rescue. @Daily Hive
8. NSR warns volunteers may not help you in dangerous areas. @News1130
9. Users slam Parks Canada for online campsite reservation glitches. @CBC
10. Grouse Mountain set to ‘evolve’ under new owners. @BIV
11. Parks Canada sets new rules for climbing Canada's highest peak. @CBC
12. Jumbo: The Controversial Ski Resort That Will Never Exist. @Van Sun

3. Book of the Month - Be Expert with Map & Compass

GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions, making basic map and compass skills essential for anyone who spends time outdoors. This popular, easy-to-use orienteering handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Now updated to include information on GPS as well as current Web sites, references, sources, and photographs, it remains the book of choice for professional outdoorsmen, novice orienteers, and outdoor organizations as well as teachers, scout leaders, recreational hikers, hunters, and others around the world.

Coverage includes understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings; sketching maps; and traveling in the wilderness.
  • Explains basic map and compass skills clearly
  • Fully updated edition, including information on GPS
  • Includes up-to-date Web site addresses, references, and sources
  • Features a fresh, rugged design
  • Ideal book for beginners
If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.

Read more about the book here.

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

4. Hiking Capilano River Regional Park

Capilano River Regional Park in North Vancouver is one of Metro Vancouver’s oldest parks. The park boasts 26 km of walking trails, the incredible Capilano Canyon, the Cleveland Dam, the Capilano River, and a salmon hatchery, among other incredible highlights. 

Capilano River Regional Park is popular for hiking, fishing, and even kayaking. It’s hard to call Capilano Park a hidden gem since it sees many visitors every year. But due to its proximity to the Grouse Grind and the Capilano Suspension Bridge, its beautiful trails are probably not explored as often as they should be. 

Read our full guide for exploring the Capilano Canyon Loop hike here.
Until next month!
  1. Hiking Capilano River Park
  2. Hiking Lady Falls
  3. Hiking Ammonite Falls

  1. Dog Mountain Snowshoe (North Van)
  2. Elfin Lakes Snowshoe (Squamish)
  3. Mount Seymour Snowshoe (North Van)
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