October 2023 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Quarry Rock

View from Quarry Rock in North Vancouver.

View from Quarry Rock. Photo: San/Unsplash

Quarry Rock in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove neighbourhood takes you through beautiful coastal rainforest to a spectacular viewpoint on a rocky outcrop. Fall is a great time to hike here since the summer crowds have died down.

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October 2023 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Quarry Rock

7 Ways to Get Outdoors in Winter in West Vancouver

Cross-country skiing through the forest at Cypress Mountain.

Cross-country skiing at Cypress Mountain. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

From snowy peaks to oceanside strolls, there are lots of ways to get outdoors in winter in West Vancouver. Hit the slopes, go for a hike, explore a park, and lots more.

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7 Ways to Get Outdoors in Winter in West Vancouver

March 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Baden Powell Trail from Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver

Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

This one-way transit-accessible hike along a section of North Vancouver’s Baden Powell Trail is perfect for spring since it includes rushing waterfalls and mossy forests. The route goes from Deep Cove, across the churning waters of the Seymour River, to its finish at the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge.

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March 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Baden Powell Trail from Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon

March’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Seymour River and Lynn Creek Loop

Twin Bridges suspension bridge in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver, BC

The new suspension bridge at Twin Bridges in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Photo via happiestoutdoors.ca

The lower slopes of the North Shore mountains have an incredible network of interconnected trails that are perfect for exploring. The forested paths and rushing rivers are a great destination for the rainy and misty spring days of March. There are so many options that it can be hard to choose. See some of the highlights on this hike that uses several trails to make a loop that includes the deep canyons of the Seymour River and Lynn Creek. 

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March’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Seymour River and Lynn Creek Loop

7 Vancouver-Area Trail Running Races to Sign Up for This Spring

Runners on a forested trail in Squamish, BC during the Survival of the Fittest trail running race

Runners during the Survival of the Fittest race in 2019. Photo by Scott Robarts via Coast Mountain Trail Series

With spring on its way, it’s a great time to go for a run on forest trail. And the best way to stay motivated for running is to sign up for a race. Vancouver has a vibrant trail running scene with lots of races to choose from. Here are seven Vancouver-area trail running races you can sign up for this spring. 

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7 Vancouver-Area Trail Running Races to Sign Up for This Spring

Be Prepared – Hiking the Baden-Powell Trail

Deep Cove Photo: Rob Weiss

Be Prepared. Long recognized as the mantra for the Boy Scouts, these two simple words have come to represent the legendary spirit of the scouting movement. Fortunately for Vancouverites, we have the opportunity to honour Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the Founder of Scouting, by tackling the wonderous Baden-Powell (BP) Trail located on Vancouver’s North Shore.  Connecting Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove, winding over 40 km through fantastic, rugged coastal rain forest this scenic trail offers some of the best hiking in the region.

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Be Prepared – Hiking the Baden-Powell Trail

Rainforest Romp – Lynn Canyon Park Day Hike

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Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge Photo: Rob Weiss

I love to be alone in nature.  The quiet solitude of a hiking trail is a welcome respite from life in the city.  My husband and I can hike for hours together in total silence.  Not the uncomfortable, stone cold silence of a marital spat.  Instead a warm, comfortable silence created from our shared love of the outdoors.  Mother Nature often rewards those who tread lightly.  Sounds of the wind, a thundering waterfall, a babble of a brook or the call of a bird come to those who are patient.  One of my favourite places to connect with nature is Lynn Canyon Park on Vancouver’s North Shore.

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Rainforest Romp – Lynn Canyon Park Day Hike

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