GIVEAWAY – Backcountry Meal Pack

There’s nothing quite like backpacking. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, your mind feeling lighter and freer with each passing day as you venture farther and farther into the wilderness. Carrying everything you need for such adventures is rarely an easy task though. Food and water take up half the weight of most…

Best Backpacking Meals

There’s nothing quite like backpacking. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, your mind feeling lighter and freer with each passing day as you venture farther and farther into the wilderness. Carrying everything you need for such adventures is rarely an easy task though. Food and water take up half the weight of most…

10 Great Gifts for Outdoorsy Folks

The holiday season is upon us, which also means Black Friday and Christmas sales are too. As we all gear up for this most wonderful time of year, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite products I’ve had the pleasure of testing out this year. Below are 10 great hiking gifts plus some…

Gear Review: Tree Tribe Leggings

I love my Tree Tribe leggings. They are soft and cozy, beautifully designed, and great for the planet! As someone who has dedicated their career to wildlife conservation for the last decade, it’s a purchase I can feel good about. Each pair of Tree Tribe leggings are hand-made not too far away from us in…

Gear Review: Vessi Cityscape Shoes

I LOVE my Vessi Cityscape shoes. They’re an essential addition to the wardrobe of a Vancouverite especially. It’s commonly known¬†that in Vancouver you should never leave home without sunglasses and an umbrella. The weather changes on a dime so you can never know what to expect, except that it will likely involve some amount of…

GIVEAWAY – 10 Days of Safety

As the days get colder, I’m reminded of the importance of always being prepared when out adventuring in the mountains. As AdventureSmart says, “no one ever expects to get into trouble outdoors. But, a turn in the weather, mistake in judgment, unexpected injury, equipment failure, or sudden nightfall can quickly change any recreational outing into…

Joffre Lakes Hike Safety Challenge

Hikes Near Vancouver is thrilled to partner with BC AdventureSmart and LOWA Canada to challenge you to explore our local mountain trails safely and well-prepared. Anytime during the month of September, hike up to Joffre Lakes and post a pic at any one of the three lakes showing us at least one of The Essentials…

Gear Review: LOWA Innox Evo GTX Lo shoes

As some of you may know, I’m part of the Sport Dinaco team as an ambassador for LOWA Canada. I collaborate with companies whose products and services I love and trust, and who have values in line with my own. I get asked for a lot of advice and recommendations so it’s my pleasure to occasionally test…

The North Face Vancouver Hike Challenge: Lynn Peak

HNV + TNFV Hike Challenge: Lynn Peak   Hikes Near Vancouver is thrilled to partner with The North Face Vancouver to challenge you to explore our local mountain trails. On Saturday July 28, 2018, hike up to Lynn Peak and post a pic on Instagram from the top using hashtags #thenorthfacevancouver and #hikesnearvancouver to be…

GIVEAWAY – 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia

Hikes Near Vancouver is thrilled to partner with local Vancouver publishing company Greystone Books and author Stephen Hui to help you learn about more amazing hikes near Vancouver. From now through Victoria Day May 21, 2018 you can enter to win a copy of the much-anticipated book 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. Find…

GIVEAWAY! Backroad Mapbooks

  Hikes Near Vancouver is thrilled to partner with local Coquitlam company Backroad Mapbooks and outdoor adventure photographer Stephen Lam of Standing In Motion to help you explore even more epic adventures on roads less travelled. From now until April 8, 2018 you can enter to win two printed Backroad Mapbooks for Vancouver Coast & Mountains…

GIVEAWAY! Win Hillsound Equipment Trail Crampons

Hikes Near Vancouver is thrilled to partner with local Vancouver company Hillsound Equipment to keep you hiking year-round. From now until March 7, 2018 you can enter to win a pair of Hillsound Equipment Trail Crampons!   HOW TO ENTER INSTAGRAM post Follow Hillsound Equipment Follow Hikes Near Vancouver Like the post (1 entry) Tag…

The Backpack We’ve All Been Waiting For

You know the sitch. It’s Friday night and you’re prepping for your early morning departure to hike that epic peak you’ve been dreaming about all year. It’s early autumn, and like the responsible outdoorswo/man you are, you know the weather can turn on a dime from a scorching hot day to a blizzardy snowstorm. Forecast…