Articles


What Makes A Great Trail?

What Makes A Great Trail?

June 27, 2011

The question was asked to Vancouver Trails, What makes a great trail and what's your favorite example of one?

While a great hiking trail is made up of several elements, it should always have a scenic place to stop and enjoy the surrounding environment that you are in. Being able...

Read More

 
What Should First Time Hikers Expect in Vancouver?

What Should First Time Hikers Expect in Vancouver?

February 5, 2010

Whether you are visiting Vancouver from abroad or you have lived in the city for years but have never ventured further than the Stanley Park sea wall, there are plenty of outdoor hiking adventures only a short distance from the city center.

This article is intended for people int...

Read More

 
Dog Walking Parks and Trails Around Vancouver

Dog Walking Parks and Trails Around Vancouver

May 29, 2009

Living in a city known for its beautiful parks and large areas of green space not only provides a great number of walking and hiking trails for people but also has a great source of trails for our 4-legged companions.

There are many parks throughout Greater Vancouver for people to...

Read More

 
Snowshoe Trails Near Vancouver

Snowshoe Trails Near Vancouver

January 25, 2009

During the winter months, Vancouver's surrounding mountains receive several meters of snow resulting in great trails for snowshoeing. The local ski resorts at Cypress, Grouse, and Seymour Mountains have a series of well maintained trails that require the purchase of a day pass. These trails are...

Read More

 
Birds are Everywhere

Birds are Everywhere

September 8, 2008

Bird watching is a great way to explore the nature around Vancouver, as there are an abundance of birds throughout Southwestern British Columbia. Step out of your house, hotel, or tent and you will see and hear birds everywhere. In an urban environment pigeons, crows, and gulls are obviously pr...

Read More

 
Trees of Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest

Trees of Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest

March 3, 2008

Vancouver and the west coast of Canada are famous for having the largest temperate rainforest in the world. The lush green trees that make up these forests are a result of the moist climate caused by rainfall from the clouds as they move upwards over the coastal mountain range. With mild winter...

Read More

 
Smuggler's Cove on the Sunshine Coast

Smuggler's Cove on the Sunshine Coast

February 25, 2008

Just a short, one hour ferry ride north of Vancouver lies a popular weekend get-away destination called the Sunshine Coast. One of the jewels of this area is Smuggler's Cove Provincial Park, a picturesque region with trails along the rocky ledges that look out at the stunning views of Georgia S...

Read More

 
Garmin GPSMap  60CSx Review

Garmin GPSMap 60CSx Review

January 14, 2008

Although the Garmin GPSMap 60CSx has been out for a couple of years now, they recently dropped in price quite a bit so I decided to buy one. This GPS unit is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast who will be spending time in varied weather conditions or heavy tree cover as itís enclosed in a durab...

Read More

 
The West Coast Trail

The West Coast Trail

January 5, 2008

The West Coast Trail is a world famous 77km trail along the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island. Originally built as a means for survivors of shipwrecks to reach civilization, the trail has become a popular destination for outdoor adventure seekers wanting to challenge themselves through the...

Read More