Resources

Here is an expanded list of the various resources mentioned throughout The Great Hikes of Vancouver eBook. These links are monitored and updated periodically. If a link is broken in the book, it will be updated here.

The Hikes

1. Joffre Lakes

Additional Information:
http://bit.ly/joffrelakes

Hiking Trail Map:
http://bit.ly/joffretrailmap

Google Map to Trailhead:
http://bit.ly/joffremap

2. Garibaldi Lake

Additional information:
http://bit.ly/garibaldipark

Hiking Trail Map:
http://bit.ly/garibalditrailmap

Google Map to Trailhead:
http://bit.ly/garibaldimap

3. Panorama Ridge

Additional Information:
http://bit.ly/garibaldipark

Hiking Trail Map:
http://bit.ly/garibalditrailmap

Google Map to Trailhead:
http://bit.ly/garibaldimap

4.  The Chief

Additional Information:
http://bit.ly/stawamus

Hiking Trail Map:
http://bit.ly/chieftrailmap

Google Map to Trailhead:
http://bit.ly/chiefmap

5. Howe Sound Crest Trail

Additional Information:
http://bit.ly/howesound

Hiking Trail Map:
http://bit.ly/hsctrail

Google Map to Trailhead
(Cypress Bowl):
http://bit.ly/hsctmapcyp

Google Map to Trailhead
(Porteau Road):
http://bit.ly/hsctmappc

6. Crown Mountain

Additional Information:
http://bit.ly/lynnwaters

Hiking Trail Map:
http://bit.ly/lynnwatersmap

Google Map to Trailhead
(Grouse Mountain):
http://bit.ly/crownmap

Hanes Valley Route
Description:
http://bit.ly/hanesvalley

7. Norvan Falls

Additional Information:
http://bit.ly/lynnwaters

Hiking Trail Map:
http://bit.ly/lynnwatersmap

Google Map to Trailhead
(Lynn Headwaters):
http://bit.ly/lynnheadmap

8. Coliseum Mountain

Additional Information:
http://bit.ly/lynnwaters

Hiking Trail Map:
http://bit.ly/lynnwatersmap

Google Map to Trailhead
(Lynn Headwaters):
http://bit.ly/lynnheadmap

9. Mount Seymour

Additional Information:
http://bit.ly/lynnwaters

Hiking Trail Map:
http://bit.ly/lynnwatersmap

Google Map to Trailhead
(Lynn Headwaters):
http://bit.ly/lynnheadmap

10. Sendero Diez Vistaz

Additional Information:
http://bit.ly/diezvistas

Hiking Trail Map:
http://bit.ly/dieztrailmap

Google Map to Trailhead:
http://bit.ly/diezmap


Recommended Websites


Recommended Books


The Ten Essentials

The Ten Essentials are a MUST for any outing:

  1. Flashlight, spare batteries and bulb
  2. Firemaking kit – waterproof matches/lighter, firestarter/candle
  3. Signaling device – whistle or mirror to signal searchers if you become lost
  4. Extra food and water – 1 litre/person
  5. Extra clothing (rain, wind, water protection and toque)
  6. Navigational/ Communication Aids (maps, compass, GPS, charts, cellular phone, satellite phone, hand held radio – fully charged battery) – know how to use them
  7. First Aid kit – know how to use it
  8. Emergency shelter – orange tarp or large orange garbage bag. These can also be used as signaling devices
  9. Pocket knife
  10. Sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen, sun hat)

Recommended Online Gear Retailers

  • Altitude Sports. Free Shipping On Orders Over $49.99. Hassle-free returns.
  • Columbia Sportswear Canada. Columbia has a great reputation for winter coats and gear. Shipping is a flat $7 within Canada.
  • Saxx Underwear. Developed by an athlete and avid outdoorsman, SAXX Underwear was founded with a mission to revolutionize the core staple of every wardrobe. Free shipping on orders over $125.
  • Patagonia. A great collection of ethically sourced clothing and gear for all outdoor pursuits. Flat $15 shipping.
  • Cabela’s. The go-to store for hunting, fishing and camping gear. Free shipping to store for pick-up, or on orders over $99.
  • Backroad Mapbooks. Backroad Mapbooks is Canada’s top-selling outdoor recreation guidebook series. Get free standard shipping on all GPS maps with code BRMBFREESHIP.
  • STORMTECH Performance Apparel. Highly technical outdoor apparel and accessories for men, women and children. Flat $15 shipping.
  • Mountain Hardwear. Mountain Hardwear is an industry leader in premium outdoor apparel, equipment, and accessories. Shipping is a flat $7 within Canada.
  • Sorel Footwear. $7 flat rate shipping on premium footwear.
  • Keen Footwear. Durable footwear built for the outdoors. Free shipping.
  • DU/ER. Clothes for doers. Free shipping within Canada on orders over $100.
  • 4TheOutdooers. Your online destination for adventure gear.

Parking locations for the 10 hikes