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 entered into a draw to win a Diad Pro 22 ultralight daypack in grey/orange. BONUS the first 25 people to complete the challenge will receive a TNFV men’s Bandana Bo Banna or women’s Dispea Half Headband! Everyone who enters will receive a $10 off coupon for any $100+ purchase before May 2019.


This is a free, public event. Every is welcome.




  1. Follow BOTH accounts (The North Face Vancouver and Hikes Near Vancouver)
  2. Hike the Lynn Peak trail in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park on Saturday July 28, 2018
  3. Post a pic on Instagram including the view from the top of Lynn Peak trail and include both hashtags #thenorthfacevancouver and #hikesnearvancouver in your photo caption


Contest Terms

The contest will run on Instagram on Saturday July 28, 2018.

To be eligible to win, you must:

1. Follow The North Face Vancouver and Hikes Near Vancouver accounts on Instagram.
2. Hike the Lynn Peak trail in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park on Saturday July 28, 2018.
3. Post a photo on your Instagram (must be a public, not private, account) including hashtags #thenorthfacevancouver and #hikesnearvancouver in your photo caption. The photo must have been taken at the top of the Lynn Peak trail on Saturday July 28, 2018. The photo can be anything at the top (a selfie, a photo of you with the view in the background, just the view, etc).

Contest open to residents of Canada and USA. Winner of the hike challenge’s grand prize will be drawn at random out from all entries received. If you own more than one Instagram account, you may only enter using one account. Odds of winning depend on number of entries submitted. Winners will be contacted via Instagram DM and announced on the Hikes Near Vancouver social media channels. The winners must pick up their prize(s) from The North Face Vancouver store in Kitsilano. Everyone who enters can receive a $10 off coupon for any $100+ purchase before May 2019 by picking it up at the Kitsilano store. Grand prize product Diad Pro 22 is grey/orange colour, value is CAD $59.99 + tax. Hikes Near Vancouver reserves the right to disqualify anyone who does not adhere to contest rules.

About the Diad Pro 22

From the website:

During your summit push, when you’re only carrying the essentials, bust out this ultralight, stowable 22-liter pack that’s crafted of high-tenacity ripstop nylon. This minimal pack offers storage in the lid and large mesh exterior pockets for easy access.


  • A lightweight, stowable pack that doesn’t skimp on features
  • Lid pocket/storage pocket
  • Hydration sleeve
  • Large mesh outside pockets
  • Sternum strap
  • Daisy chain
  • Padded back panel folds and stows when in storage mode


USE: Hiking
WEIGHT: 14 oz (397 g)
DIMENSIONS: 21″ x 11″ x 9″ (53 cm x 28 cm x 23 cm)
SOURCE: Imported
GUARANTEE: Lifetime Warranty




About the Lynn Peak Trail

This is a very steep trail, a great alternative to hikes like the Grouse Grind. The hike ends at a great viewpoint overlooking Vancouver. See the trail map here.


Closest City: North Vancouver
Park: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Trail Distance: 9 km return
Elevation Gain: 721 metres
Difficulty: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours

Get more details here.


Please view our safety page before hiking. As with every hike, always leave a trip plan and carry the essentials. Please visit BC AdventureSmart and North Shore Rescue for more detailed safety information.


The North Face Vancouver

With store locations on Granville Street downtown, on West 4th in Kitsilano, and on Barnet Highway in Coquitlam, The North Face® Vancouver is a leading brand in outdoor gear here on the West Coast.

From The North Face website:

The fundamental mission remains unchanged since 1966: Provide the best gear for our athletes and the modern day explorer, support the preservation of the outdoors, and inspire a global movement of exploration.

We are named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain. We have helped explorers reach the most unfathomable heights of the Himalayas. But The North Face® legend begins, ironically, on a beach. More precisely, San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, at an altitude of only 150 feet above sea level. It was here in 1966 that two hiking enthusiasts resolved to follow their passions and founded a small mountaineering retail store.

Soon thereafter, that little shop became known as The North Face, a retailer of high-performance climbing and backpacking equipment. In 1968, The North Face moved to the other side of San Francisco Bay, to the unbridled possibilities of the Berkeley area, and began designing and manufacturing its own brand of technical mountaineering apparel and equipment.

Through the 1960s, The North Face brand cherished a following amongst avid outdoor athletes and began sponsoring expeditions to some of the most far-flung, still largely untouched corners of the globe. This launched a proud tradition which continues in full force today and constantly reinforces The North Face mantra, Never Stop Exploring™.

By the early 1980s, The North Face was taking exploration to the outer limits of the ski world, adding extreme skiwear to the product offering. These were the days of pastels, neons, hair dye, and mohawks; they laid the groundwork for today’s free-spirited snowsports athletes. By the end of the decade, The North Face became the only supplier in the United States to offer a comprehensive collection of high-performance outerwear, skiwear, sleeping bags, packs and tents.

The 1990s ushered in an era during which The North Face further broadened the outdoor world it helps athletes to explore. The decade saw our debut in the sportswear market with the launch of Tekware™, an innovative collection designed to provide rock climbers, backpackers, hikers, trail runners, and outdoor enthusiasts with the ultimate fit and function. The North Face half dome logo began to appear with greater regularity on ultramarathon courses, high-country trails, and big walls. And, as the calendar clicked toward a new millennium, The North Face launched its own line of trekking and trail-running shoes to ultimately address the head-to-toe needs of those always striving for the next horizon.

Now, more than 50 YEARS after its humble grand opening, The North Face delivers an extensive line of performance apparel, equipment, and footwear. We push the boundaries of innovation so that you can push the boundaries of exploration. We remain deeply proud to be the first choice of the world’s most accomplished climbers, mountaineers, extreme skiers, snowboarders, endurance runners, and explorers.

There’s little telling what the next 50 years hold for us. However, there is one bedrock certainty: The North Face will maintain an unwavering commitment to pushing the limits of  innovation and design, so that you can push your limits outdoors. Never Stop Exploring.