Category: Hiking

Be Adventure Smart On Your Next Hike

Are You Adventure Smart?

You might be planning a short stroll through the woods at Lynn Canyon Park, or maybe a longer distance hike along the Baden Powell Trail to Deep Cove. No matter what type of adventure you are seeking it is extremely important to be prepared for the conditions you will come across.

There are some great resources by North Shore Rescue to help you plan ahead for any conditions you might come across on the local trails.

Check out @northshorerescue for tips and information to make your own adventure a safe one! #BePrepared #TenEssentials #Preventable #SurviveOutside #SARPrevention

Check out @bc_adventuresmart for information and resources on how to stay safe in the wilderness! #BePrepared #TenEssentials #Preventable #SurviveOutside #SARPrevention

Visit http://www.northshorerescue.com and https://www.adventuresmart.ca for information on how to stay safe while in the wilderness.


Join a Historical Story Walk in Lynn Canyon Park

Updated July 16, 2017

NVMA’s story-filled walks entertain with tales of war time deeds and daring mountaineering adventures.
North Vancouver, BC – This July and August the North Vancouver Museum and Archives will present free, drop-in, story-filled walks at the Burrard Dry Dock site and in Lynn Canyon Park.

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Burrard Dry Dock opened in 1906 and was, for most of the twentieth century, the largest shipyard in Western Canada. Over 450 ships were launched from this site including innovative self – dumping log barges, coastal ferries, icebreakers and most famously the WW II Victory ships. The war years were a busy time with around the clock production and a greatly expanded work force, which for the first time included women! Shipyard Pals Sal and Sam will perform stories of this exciting time while walking visitors through North Vancouver’s historic Burrard Dry Dock.


Norvan Falls

Norvan Falls – 10 Photos from Instagram

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, look no further than Norvan Falls in North Vancouver! The weather is going to be awesome and this 14km round trip hike is good for the soul. It’s not an extremely difficult hike, it’s just a little long. However the view of Norvan Falls at the end is worth it! Read more about the hike here. Below are 10 photos of Norvan Falls found on Instagram.

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<Insert TLC lyric> #norvanfalls #explorebc #vancouver

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Took a little #dayhike up in #lynnheadwaters to #norvanfalls #lynnvalley #waterfall #hiking #explorebc #pnw

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Last one I swear! This place is just so majestic!! #NorvanFalls #vancity #vancouvertrail #trailrunning #naturewalk

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Hike to the Peak of Mount Seymour

Day 23 of #NorthVan365

There are countless things to see and do during the summer months in Vancouver, BC. A favourite of many locals is hiking to the peak of Mount Seymour in North Vancouver. It’s a tough climb and not for the faint of heart but it can be done at any pace and the terrain isn’t extremely difficult to maneuver. There are several places to stop and take in the amazing panoramic views before you even reach the top making the climb much more enjoyable.

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The first part of the hike is on the Mount Seymour ski alpine. It’s covered in small loose rocks so use caution and stay on the grassy sides if possible. One little slip could give you a pretty bad injury if you’re not careful.

Keep your eyes peeled for the wooden posts that act as trail markers as well as the orange tape or painted rock on the way. You will come across a trail marker every so often to keep you on route.

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The views are best on a clear sunny day, however you may venture out on a cloudy day which can create some limited visibility during your hike. Always make note of the weather before you leave and ensure you pack accordingly.

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When you do reach the peak if you choose to hike that far you will be surrounded by incredible panoramic views of Vancouver and the surrounding mountains. There may even be a few small bodies of water left from the snow melt which can make for some awesome photo ops!

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If the skies are clear enough you can see Mount Baker in the distance from various viewpoints.

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This summer in particular has been extremely hot and dry so it is recommended to start early in the day when the temperatures are cooler to avoid getting dehydrated. Bringing plenty of drinking water is very important. There have been bear sitings in many of the North Vancouver mountains so please use caution and hike in a group whenever possible.

To get to the trail head, drive to North Vancouver and take Mount Seymour Parkway towards Deep Cove. Make a left on Mt. Seymour Rd. after Parkgate Shopping Centre. Follow Mt. Seymour Rd. until you reach the parking lot at the trail head.