September’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Mount Strachan

A whiskey jack bird sits on top of hiker's shoes on top of Mount Strachan near Vancouver, BC

A curious whiskey jack on top of Mount Strachan. Please don’t feed them as it’s not good for their diet. (And they’ll come pose for you even without food.)

The hike to Mount Strachan in Cypress Provincial Park is a bit of a hidden gem. The open summit has great views of Howe Sound and the Lions. And in September, the alpine meadows shift from green to golden orange. There’s also an interesting Cold War-era plane crash to check out along the way. The rocky trail to the summit is moderately challenging, and often poorly marked, so it’s not a hike for beginners.

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September’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Mount Strachan

10 Free Things To Do in Vancouver in September

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Cooler days. Harvest fests. Autumn mooncakes. Free fun this month is all about seasonal change. Here are ten free events and activities to help you love September in Vancouver.

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10 Free Things to Do in Vancouver in September

1) Pit For Your Supper at the Irish Heather: Sept 12.; Sept. 19; Sept. 26
Plenty of Vancouver foodies pony up $16 to dine at the Irish Heather’s legendary Long Table Series, featuring roasts ranging from suckling pig to roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and help pit seasonal fruit for two hours, you can eat and drink for free Wednesdays throughout September. Sign up here.

2) Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Sept. 15-23
Every summer we lounge, socialize and picnic on Vancouver beaches. And every September, upstanding citizens help clean up. The annual Shoreline Cleanup, organized by the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, is a great way to give back and make friends. While I can’t promise treasure, you might even find something cool(er than an empty plastic bottle). Continue reading:
10 Free Things To Do in Vancouver in September