Did you know? The Goldstream bridge was built in England in 1883.

Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter

May 31, 2016
Edition #40

Hiking to the Goldstream Trestle near Victoria

The hike to Goldstream Trestle provides a unique opportunity to view a historic and impressive structure spanning across a wide canyon. Viewing the stunning 47 meter tall Niagara Falls along the way is just the icing on the cake.

This hike is short in distance, making it a good option if you only have a half-day available to get outside. And while short, it still provides a solid workout.

Check out the Goldstream Trestle hiking guide here.  

(Mostly) Local Outdoor News

1. British tourist confirmed dead after remains found near Cypress Mountain. @CBC
2. Cougar warning issued after sighting near Grouse Grind. @CTV
3. Cougar charges at hikers on Blackcomb Mountain trail. @Van Sun
4. Man dies during hike in Lynn Valley Headwaters park. @CTV
5. 'Aggressive' camping reservation system sparks calls for change. @CBC
6. Garibaldi reservations available for first time. @Vancity Buzz
7. Parks Canada seeks to manage free-entry influx in 2017. @Globe & Mail
8. [Neat illustrations of] Hikes near Vancouver. @Montecristo
9. Grade Six girls from North Vancouver create Hike Safe app. @Van Sun
10. North Shore trail builder opens up forests to wilderness buffs. @Van Sun
11. B.C. snowpack reaches record low for May. @CBC
12. CRD to build new hiking trail, 30-metre suspension bridge. @CTV
13. Haida Gwaii caught in the midst of world plastic pollution. @Global

Join us for a FREE community night at Fjallraven

Are you new to hiking in Vancouver? Wondering what the best day hikes are and which gear you need to bring for your outing?

If so, Fjallraven is hosting a community night titled Fjallraven’s Day Hikes Guide to Local Vancouver Trails.

I’ll be speaking at the event along with Michael Chang of VancouverTrails.com. We’ll be presenting our top 5 picks for day hikes around Vancouver, along with some basic safety tips and gear considerations. 

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: 147 W. Broadway St, Vancouver
Cost: Free!

RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Whale Watching on Vancouver Island

We hung out with some humpbacks on a recent trip with B.C. Whale Tours in Victoria. It was an incredible day packed with some amazing wildlife sightings. Check out the video, all photos and review of our trip here.

Until next month!


5 Peaks - Mount Seymour
June 11, 2016
Seek the Peak
June 12, 2016
Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon
June 26, 2016

(Click for full events calendar)


  1. Goldstream Trestle Hike near Victoria
  2. Fjallraven's Day Hikes Event
  3. Whale Watching with B.C. Whale Tours


  1. High Knoll (Coquitlam)
  2. Eagle Bluffs (North Vancouver)
  3. Joffre Lakes (Pemberton)
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