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November 30, 2015

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Grouse Grind Closed

November 29, 2015

The Grouse Grind is closed for the season due to hazardous conditions, including snow and ice. The trail will re-open in the late spring when Metro Vancouver de... Read More...

2015 Photo Contest Winners

November 6, 2015

Once again, there have been many incredible photos submitted of beautiful scenery from hikes around British Columbia to the 2015 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest.

The choices have been mad...

HikeFest at the Sea To Sky Gondola

September 11, 2015

Taking place this Sunday, September 13th is the 2nd Annual HikeFest at the Sea To Sky Gondola. The event celebrates all things hiking and includes guided hikes of several trails, including the swe... Read More...

September Hikes CFox Interview

September 9, 2015

The summer is over but this it's still a great time to hike, with cooler temperatures and NO bugs. Mike Chang from Vancouver Trails talks about his picks for hiking trails in September with Jeremy... Read More...

BC Forest Fires

August 11, 2015

2015 has been one of the warmest years on record with little precipitation, leading to one of the busier summers for fighting forest fires in British Columbia's history. So far in 2015, the Provin... Read More...

Busy Weekend Along The Sea To Sky

August 6, 2015

This weekend, August 7 - 9, 2015, will be busy along the Sea To Sky Highway as the Squamish Music Festival takes place in Squamish and the Crankworx Mountain Biking event begins in Whistler. Anyon... Read More...

Victoria Trails Hiking Information

July 27, 2015

If you live in or are planning to travel to Victoria, BC, check out some of the great hiking trails close to the city on ... Read More...

BC Parks Camping Reservations

March 11, 2015

On Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 9:00am PDT, BC Parks opens their Discover Camping Reservation System to the public to make rese... Read More...

The Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show

March 3, 2015

This weekend, March 7th and 8th, 2015, the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. See British Columbia's largest showcase of outdoor gear and a... Read More...

BC Parks Increase Camping Fees For Provincial Parks

January 25, 2015

Camping fees will increase starting March 15, 2015, by $2 - $5 per night, depending on which campground. This is the first increase in Provincial camping fees since 2010 and the revenue is expecte... Read More...

Wild Screening Contest

November 29, 2014

Vancouver Trails is giving away 10 double passes to the advance screening of the movie Wild on Monday, December 8 at 7:00 pm at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinema... Read More...

Quarry Rock Closed Nov 24 to 27

November 22, 2014

The Quarry Rock trail in Deep Cove will be closed on Monday, November 24 - Thursday, November 27, 2014. Crews will be working to upgrade the heavily used trail, including upgrading and repairing s... Read More...

2014 Photo Contest Winners

November 10, 2014

This year's Vancouver Trail's Photo Contest had 700 photo submissions and, once again, there were many incredible photos taken on the trails.

The choices have been made and the winners a... Read More...

Friday Photo Contest Deadline

October 15, 2014

The deadline for submitting photos to the 2014 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest is 6:00pm PST on Friday, October 17, 2014.

This year's Grand Prize Package includes...

Sea To Sky Gondola HikeFest

September 3, 2014

The Sea To Sky Gondola will be hold an event called HikeFest on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Activities will take place from 9am - 5pm and will include:

Guided hiking tours includi...

Pemberton Music Festival

July 17, 2014

If you are planning to do any hiking along the Sea To Sky corridor this weekend, including in Squamish, Whistler, or the Pemberton area, you should be aware to expect delays. The Pemberton Music F... Read More...

Knee Knacker Race Along The Baden Powell Trail

July 9, 2014

This Saturday, July 12, 2014, the annual Knee Knacker Race along the Baden Powell Trail takes place from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. Come out and cheer the racers on as they run their way across t... Read More...

2014 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest

June 20, 2014

The 5th Annual Vancouver Trails Photo Contest has launched and it's time to grab your camera and submit your best shots to win great prizes.

This year's Grand Pr...

Whistler Adventure Film Event

May 15, 2014

Whistler Film Festival's new Adventure Film Series takes place this long weekend from May 16th - 18th. The Adventure Film Series is for thrill seekers as it features film themes from sailing, surf... Read More...

Parks Canada and MEC to Provide Camping Equipment

April 25, 2014

If you've always wanted to try camping but don't have all the gear needed, Parks Canada has partnered with Mountain Equipment Co-op to provide camping equipment at several National Parks. These ca... Read More...

25 Years Since the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

March 24, 2014

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska on March 24, 1989. Here are some facts about the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster:

11 million gallons of oil ...

2014 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

February 5, 2014

Running from Feb 7 - 15, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival showcases not just films, but features the Fall Speaker Series, live presentations, live music, photography, as well as... Read More...

Memorial Service for Tim Jones

January 22, 2014

Tim Jones, leader of the North Shore Rescue and tireless advocate for the search and rescue community, suddenly passed away on Mount ... Read More...

2013 Photo Contest Winners

November 6, 2013

This year's Vancouver Trail's Photo Contest had well over 700 photo submissions and with some stunning shots, it again proved to be a very difficult task choosing a winner.

The choices h...

Cypress Provincial Park Hiking Map

August 6, 2013

This Saturday, August 10, 2013, join the Friends of Cypress to celebrate the launch of a brand new hiking trail map for the Cypress Mountain area. The full-colour map features det... Read More...

August Updates

August 2, 2013

With all the fabulous weather we had in July, the hiking season is well underway and this is the best time of year to hit some of the trails at the higher elevations. A few notes to keep in mind b... Read More...

3 New Trails Added

May 28, 2013

Three new trails have been added to Vancouver Trails, including one in the Tri-Cities and two in the Harrison Lake are... Read More...

North Shore Rescue Open House

April 3, 2013

This Saturday, April 6, 2013, come visit the North Shore Rescue at their open house from 10am to 4pm. NSR is opening the doors to the public at their new rescue base, called The Embassy.

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Spring Break Family Hikes

March 17, 2013

This week marks Spring Break for many students and the perfect opportunity for families to spend time outdoors. Here are a few family-friendly trails around the lower mainland worth checking out: ... Read More...

2012 Photo Contest Winners

November 13, 2012

This year's Vancouver Trail's Photo Contest had a record number of over 900 photo submissions and with some stunning shots, it proved to be a very difficult task choosing a winner.

The c...

Photo Contest Ends October 15th 6pm

October 9, 2012

There's less than 1-week remaining to enter the 2012 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest for your chance to win great prizes. The closing date and time for the contest in Monday, October 15, 20... Read More...

Thanksgiving Hiking Recommendations

October 5, 2012

We've had a wonderful stretch of sunny weather and the forecast for the long weekend in the Vancouver area calls for nothing but sunshine. This weather have led to some of the best hiking conditio... Read More...

September Hiking

September 20, 2012

Late September can be one of the best times of year to hike, and with sunshine predicted for the southern coast of BC, it's perfect weather to hit the trails.

The best part about hiking ...

Labour Day Long Weekend Hiking

August 28, 2012

With the upcoming Labour Day long weekend, this is arguably one of the best times to go hiking during the season in Southwestern British Columbia as trails are snow-free and accessible. We are in ... Read More...

Snow Free Hiking Trails

July 6, 2012

Summer has finally arrived and with at least a week of sunshine in the forecast, it's time to get outside for some hiking.

However, there is still snow on many of the local mountains an... Read More...

May Long Weekend Hiking Recommendations

May 17, 2012

It appears as though the sunny weather will continue for at least part of the long weekend, which means a great opportunity for a day hike on one of the accessible trails.

While we've b...

New Hiking Trails Added

February 13, 2012

Vancouver Trails has added 4 new trails which are perfect spring weather hikes, free of snow and accessible this time of year. Some of these trails are great family hikes, popular dog walking park... Read More...

BC Parks Management Planning Near Lillooet

January 25, 2012

BC Parks is in the process of preparing management plans for 9 protected areas near Lillooet and they are giving the public the opportunity to provide their input into how these areas should be us... Read More...

2011 Photo Contest Winners

November 14, 2011

With so many incredible photos submitted, choosing the winners for the 2011 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest has proven to be a difficult task.

The choices have been made and the winners a... Read More...

Less Than 4 Weeks to Enter To Win

September 24, 2011

There is less than 4-weeks to go in the Vancouver Trails photo contest. So far, we've received more than 150 entries but there's still plenty of time before the 6:00pm PST deadline on October 17th... Read More...

Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Videos

July 29, 2011

Vancouver Trails is featuring a number of wonderful videos produced by Metro Vancouver of the Regional Parks throughout the city. If you've ever wondered what some of the Regional Parks have to of... Read More...

Recommended Hikes for Post-Canucks Loss Stress Relief

June 17, 2011

The long playoff run by the Vancouver Canucks and loss in game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals has been both stressful on the nerves and diet. Work off all those extra nachos and frustrating losses wi... Read More...

Happy 100th Birthday to Parks Canada

May 19, 2011

Parks Canada turned 100 years old today and received the Gift To The Earth Award from the World Wildlife Fund. The award is the international organization's highest for for conservation work of ou... Read More...

Free Parking in BC Parks

May 3, 2011

As part of the 100th Anniversary of BC Parks, parking will now be free in all BC Provincial Parks. In a statement from BC Premier Christy Clark:

"The parking meters a...

Easter Long Weekend Hiking Recommendations

April 19, 2011

The weather forecast for the upcoming Easter Long Weekend is looking promising, offering a great opportunity to get outside for for a short hike.

There is still LOTS of snow on the local... Read More...

BC Parks is 100 Years Old

March 2, 2011

On March 1, 2011, BC Parks turned 100 years old marking the creation of Stratcona Provincial Park, the first ... Read More...

Vancouver Snowshoeing Recommendations

December 30, 2010

With the upcoming weekend forecast calling for sunshine and cold conditions, the local mountains offer a great opportunity for snowshoeing.

Access to popular snowshoeing trails tha...

Vancouver Trails 2010 Photo Contest Winners

November 6, 2010

With more than 500 photos submitted to the 2010 Photo Contest, the judges had a difficult decision choosing a winner and four runner-ups. The choices have been made and the selected winners are: ... Read More...

Wanderung Party and Fundraiser

October 30, 2010

On November 6, 2010 at 7pm, Vancouvers hiking group, Wanderung, will be holding their annual party and fundraising event at the Billy Bishop Legion (1407 Laburnum Street - ... Read More...

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