Did you know? Many of Cypress Provincial Park’s yellow-cypress trees are well over 1,000 years old.

Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter

March 26, 2015

A Hiking Guide to Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs

Eagle Bluffs near Black Mountain in Cypress Provincial Park is considered by many the best vantage point on Vancouver’s North Shore. Perched on the rocky bluffs, you have jaw-dropping views of Howe Sound, Bowen Island, Eagle Harbour, Vancouver, Point Roberts, Mount Baker, and beyond. The hike to Eagle Bluffs also takes you to the two summits of Black Mountain, and offers a chance to see the beautiful Cabin Lake – along with numerous other subalpine lakes you will pass making your way along the serene forest trail.

This hike is one you normally can't do in April because of snow, but the trail is in already great hiking condition this year (although there has been some white stuff in the last few days). Read the full trail guide here:


(Mostly) Local Outdoors News

1. Search crews rescue overdue hikers after night on North Shore mountain. @Vancouver Sun
2. Coquitlam Search and Rescue volunteer’s #trailheadselfie idea spurs discussion of backcountry safety. @Georgia Straight
3. Legally blind hiker rescued from Lions after getting lost. @CBC News
4. Campers to see fee increase as B.C. government looks for more cash. @Globe & Mail
5. Rescuers called to Crown Mountain in North Vancouver for third time in days. @The Province
6. Cycling: Vancouver's Second Narrows now safer to cross. @Vancouver Courier
7. North Vancouver to get more bike lanes. @NS News
8. Mt. Seymour, Cypress Mountain close for ski season. @CBC News
9. B.C. is cheating its landscapes to sell the province. @Globe & Mail
10. North Shore's volunteer mountain bike 'Watchmen' group disbands after community backlash. @The Province
11. Warmer weather in Alberta and B.C.’s mountains creating shorter ski season. @Globe & Mail
12. Unauthorized bike trails in Delta Watershed Park cause damage. @CBC News
13. Prepare to pay more at Vancouver parks and facilities. @Vancouver Sun
14. Pacific Crest Trail inspires long-distance hikes in B.C.. @Georgia Straight
15. Teen who disappeared during Vancouver Island field trip hike found after night in woodss. @Vancouver Sun
16. Local tech startup RunGo teams up with Vancouver Marathon. @Canadian Running
17. Endurance Athlete is Running from Vancouver to Buenos Aires. @Adventure Blog

Camping Reservations Now Open

BC Parks campsites are now open for booking in 2015, up to 3 months in advance. If you're planning on camping this summer, start looking at dates!

"New for the 2015 camping season, families can now reserve campsites in Summit Lake, Juniper Lake, Whiskers Point and Kootenay Lake provincial parks. More campsites are also available in Mount Robson and Kentucky Alleyne provincial parks."

Reservations are made through discovercamping.ca

Full details are here: 


Until next month!


MEC Vancouver Race Three
April 12, 2015
Vancouver Sun Run
April 19, 2015
Delta Triathlon
March 22, 2015

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  3. Dam Mountain Hike in North Vancouver


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  3. Norvan Falls in North Vancouver
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