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Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter 

November 29, 2019
Edition #82
In this newsletter:
  1. Hiking Whytecliff Park
  2. Outdoor News
  3. Our Newest OV Apparel
  4. Book of the Month
  5. Journeyman Lodge Giveaway
  6. Black Friday Gear Deals

1. Hiking Whytecliff Park

Whytecliff Park is a beautiful oceanside spot in West Vancouver. It is a popular place for a relaxing walk and also for scuba diving.

There are some short trails within the trees of Whytecliff Park and a few rugged paths along the cliffs above the water. However, a walk around Whytecliff Park doesn’t feel as if it qualifies as a ‘hike’.

That said, Whytecliff is a terrific place to spend some time near the water, catch a sunset, and enjoy the unbeatable coastal scenery. It is also a great place for family outings.

Read the full guide for Whytecliff Park here.

2. (Mostly) Local Outdoor News

1. Hiker and dog rescued near Cypress during snowstorm. @CTV
2. Missing pair found in B.C.'s backcountry after writing 'help' in snow. CBC
3. Man apprehended during incident at Stawamus Chief. @Van Sun
4. Lost hiker ‘in serious danger’ rescued on North Shore. @Global
5. Snowshoers targeted at avalanche awareness event. @Van Sun
6. Fisherman dies after falling into frigid Capilano River. @Van Sun
7. Glacier monitoring update shows Wedgemount continues to recede. @Pique
8. Police warn visitors to stay off thin ice at Joffre Lakes. @DailyHive
9. Volunteer divers clean up Sasamat Lake. @Van Sun
10. Residents oppose plan to clear trees for Lynn Canyon parking lot. @CBC
11. Lynn Canyon suspension bridge closing for repairs. @NS News
12. Rescued NS hiker's story a cautionary tale of preparedness. @News 1130

3. New Tees, Longsleeves, Sweaters, Cushion Covers, Stickers and Beanies!

Just in time for Black Friday, we have some brand new products in our merch store! 

Check them out, and take 25% off everything you order with coupon code blackfriday2019 until Dec 2!

If you want to try on the apparel in person, we'll be at the North Vancouver Shipyard's Christmas Market Nov 30, Dec 14 & Dec 15. Mention this newsletter and we'll honor the 25% discount on Nov 30.

Things kick off with the annual Christmas Festival tomorrow. There's the craft fair in the Pipe Shop, photos with Santa, cotton candy, hot chocolate, live music, and the lighting of the city’s official Christmas tree at the foot of Lonsdale at 6:50 p.m!

When: Saturday, Nov 30 from 3pm – 7pm
Where: The Shipyards, 15 Wallace Mews
Cost: Free | More details here
$1 from every shirt sale goes to support the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation here in Vancouver, and helps support us to keep the site going - thank you in advance for any purchases you make!

4. Book of the Month - Hiking Logbook

If you do a lot of hiking, it can be nice to have a journal to document all your outings for future recollection. This can be done simply in a Word document, but the Hiking Logbook is a more elegant way of capturing all your hikes.

"This Hiking Logbook Journal for mountain climbing and hiking enthusiasts is printed on high quality interior stock and professionally bound with a premium matte cover. Each spread contains prompts and information to help you document your journey, a section for notes, and plenty of room to write.

Including a place to record the date, weather, location, elevation gain/loss, time, distance, latitude/longitude, conditions, difficulty level, route taken, trail features as well as a place to document information about fees, parking, shuttles, etc. With several additional prompts for journaling and plenty of space for notes, this conveniently sized guided journal is a hiker’s notebook and makes great hiking gifts!"

Read more about the Hiking Logbook here.

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

5. Journeyman Lodge Giveaway!

We're pleased to be teaming up with Callaghan Country to offer a giveaway with the chance to win a 1-night stay for two people at the Journeyman Lodge; a full-service backcountry chalet set deep in the heart of Whistler’s Callaghan wilderness, 13.5 kilometres from the nearest road...getting there is part of the adventure!

The Package includes:
  • Off-the-grid accommodation.
  • All meals for each night booked (après-ski appetizers & a 3-course dinner, with a continental breakfast & bagged lunch + hot & cold non-alcohol beverages).
  • Return luggage transfer service.
  • Use of lodge amenities including Scandinavian Sauna, guest toboggans, & snowshoes. 
Read the full details and enter the contest here!

6. Black Friday and Cyber Monday Gear Deals

Lots of great deals to be had this weekend for Black Friday - time to gear up for the winter! Here's some of the best online outdoor gear deals we've found:

Columbia Sportswear
  • 25% Off Almost Everything, 50% Off Door Busters and Free Shipping over $150 
  • Use Code: HOLIDAY
Mountain Hardwear
  • Up to 65% Off 
  • Use code MHWNOV65 
  • 20% Off Retail Web Orders
Sorel Footwear
  •  25% Off Sitewide plus Free Shipping on all orders
  • Up to 30% Off 300 Brands
  • Includes Arc'teryx, Icebreaker, Fjallraven and more
Backroad Mapbooks
  • Up to 50% off most maps
  • Save up to 60% off.
  • Free 2-Day Shipping on orders over $50
  • Cyber Week Deals on Outdoor Gear
Outdoor Vancouver Shop
  • 25% off everything!
  • Use Code: BlackFriday2019
Until next month!
Santa Shuffle
Dec 7

North Van Christmas Festival
(with Outdoor Vancouver)
Dec 14 & 15

The Big Elf Run
Dec 14

(View the
full events calendar)
  1. Hiking Upper Myra Falls
  2. Hiking Whytecliff Park
  3. Hiking the BCMC Trail

  1. Whyte Lake (West Van)
  2. Steelhead Falls (Squamish)
  3. Jug Island (Belcarra)
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