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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 ... Read More...


BC Parks Camping Reservations

March 12, 2014

On Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:00am PDT, BC Parks opens their Discover Camping Reservation System to the public to make re... Read More...


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...


Grouse Grind Closed

November 20, 2013

The Grouse Grind has been closed this week due to ice and snow along the trail. The closure is temporary as Metro Vancouver crew will monitor the trail conditions. However, with the cold weather i... 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... Read More...


Photo Contest Deadline Next Week

October 9, 2013

Just one week left to enter the 2013 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest. Photos must be submitted by 6:00pm PST on October 16, 2013 to be entered in this year's contest.

Thi... Read More...


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...


2013 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest

June 18, 2013

The 4th 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... Read More...


Weekly Water Bottle Giveaway

May 30, 2013

Each Friday, from now until the end of June, 2013, we will be giving away a Vancouver Trails Water Bottle to anyone who is signed up to the ... 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...


Grouse Grind Opens Saturday

May 10, 2013

The Grouse Grind opens this Saturday, May 11, 2013. The opening is earlier than most years as crews have been working hard to clear snow an... 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...


The 2013 Outdoor Adventure Show

February 24, 2013

The Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show takes place March 2 - 3, 2013, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The event will demonstrate and have great deals on outdoor gear as well as showca... 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... Read More...


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 ... Read More...


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... Read More...


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...


September Forecast Looks Sunny

September 9, 2011

So far, September has had the balmy warm weather that was missing in the month of July. The long range forecast shows sunshine last well into next week with temperatures into the 20's and higher i... 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... Read More...


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... Read More...


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...


2010 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest Closes

October 4, 2010

The 2010 Vancouver Trails Photo Contest has come to a close. We would like to thank everyone for their submissions over the past few months. With over 500 incredible outdoor photos submitted, pic... Read More...


Final Month to Enter to Win

September 4, 2010

This is the final month of the Vancouver Trails Photo Contest and your chance to enter to win great prizes. The grand prize package of Hiking Gear includes:

... Read More...


Long Weekend Hikes

July 30, 2010

The forecast for the long weekend is looking great and what better way to spend a day hiking one of the local trails. Here are a few day hike options to enjoy:

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Campfire Ban and BC Forest Fire Information

July 21, 2010

A campfire ban will come into effect on Friday, July 23, 2010, in the coastal region of British Columbia. The forest fire rating has increased high to extreme levels and the ban on campfires is me... Read More...


Garibaldi Provincial Park Conditions

July 10, 2010

One of the most beautiful and popular hiking and camping areas in the summer is Garibaldi Provincial Park, a large area that stretches from Squamish to north of Whistler. The park has some of the ... Read More...


Photo Contest Gallery Launches

July 6, 2010

Vancouver Trails has launched a photo gallery of submissions to the 2010 Photo Contest. In just a few short weeks, some amazing photos have already been entered into the contest! View the ... Read More...


Grouse Gondola Price Increase

June 22, 2010

As of June 28, 2010, the price of taking the Grouse Mountain Gondola back down after finishing the Grouse Grind will increase from $5 to $10. Annual passes can ... Read More...


Buntzen Lake High Water Levels

May 18, 2010

The powerhouse on the north end of Buntzen Lake that feeds into Indian Arm is undergoing a turbine replacement and will be out of service until November 2010. This has caused higher than normal w... Read More...


Belcarra Regional Park Hiking Trails

April 14, 2010

Two hiking trails in Belcarra Regional Park have been added to Vancouver Trails. Admiralty Point is a short hike with beautiful vie... Read More...


2010 Hiking Season

April 7, 2010

While a lot of hiking trails are open year-round, other trails are only accessible after the snow has melted and this year has posed some challenging conditions, from the lack of snow in the winter... Read More...


First Time Hiking in Vancouver

February 5, 2010

Whether you are visiting Vancouver or you have lived in the city for years but have never ventured to the surrounding trails, the new article, Wha... Read More...


Hiking during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

January 28, 2010

Vancouver has been experiencing warmer than usual winter weather which means there is less snow on the mountains and more trails are accessible to hikers. However, these conditions can also pose ... Read More...


2010 Winter Olympic Trail Closures

November 20, 2009

As the snow starts collecting on the surrounding mountains and you begin to plan your winter outdoor activities, please keep in mind the upcoming Olympic Games will result in several trail closur... Read More...


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