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An Interview with David Crerar,
The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore

June 12, 2018  •  Guidebook  •  by Ashika Parsad


The North Shore mountains are notorious for their beauty, popularity, and sometimes unforgiving environment. Despite being within an hour’s drive from a major metropolitan center and containing trails that see hundreds, if not thousands of hikers a day, these peaks and valleys leave much to be explored. As the focus of major human activity over hundreds of years, the North Shore mountains have witnessed countless lifetimes of history. 

Have you ever walked along a trail and wondered how it got to be there? Have you ever peeled off of the main trail, followed a faint spur, only to have it disappear into a neverending forest? Have you ever studied maps (or Google Earth) and wondered why a certain trail goes a certain way, wondered if you can loop together two intriguing destinations, or wondered how that funny name got attached to that feature? Lucky for us, authors David Crerar, Bill Maurer, and Harry Crerar have answered many of these questions in their recently published guidebook, The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore. Read More

An Interview with Stephen Hui,
105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia

May 7, 2018  •  Guidebook  •  by Ashika Parsad

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2017’s Most Popular Hikes (on this site)

Congratulations! You did it. You have approached the year’s end. Where did all that the time go? Majority of my time was spent at school this year; studying, doing homework, and all that good stuff. It’s been a tough one for sure.

To start wrapping up the year, I went through my website analytics to learn which trips were the most popular throughout the year. I’ve slacked, big time, on reporting trips this year, and my lack of posts has reflected in the stats I’m about to show you – most are from subsequent years. Read More

Trip date: July 15, 2017

Whether you’re looking for something short & sweet or long & demanding, Manning Park has trails of all levels for park users to choose from. Ryan & I recently planned to hike a marathon distance day trip and the most obvious choice that would cover the mileage, provide motivating views, and allow an easy-to-travel trail bed was the Heather trail in Manning Park.

Some days I have to dig deep and some days I find it effortless to move in the mountains. This was a solid combo of both sentiments – having to dig deep along an effortless trail. Long daylight hours, golden sunshine, and wild flowers dancing in the (very cold) breeze made for a spectacular hike to Nicomen Peak. Read More