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

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

  • Our Recommended Hiking Gear. A curated list of gear available on
  • Altitude Sports. Free Shipping On Orders Over $49.99. Hassle-free returns.
  • Backroad Mapbooks. Backroad Mapbooks is Canada’s top-selling outdoor recreation guidebook series. Get free standard shipping on all GPS maps with code BRMBFREESHIP.
  • Cabela’s. The go-to store for hunting, fishing and camping gear. Free shipping to store for pick-up, or on orders over $99.
  • Columbia Sportswear Canada. Columbia has a great reputation for winter coats and gear. Shipping is a flat $7 within Canada.
  • DU/ER. Clothes for doers. Free shipping within Canada on orders over $100.
  • Helly Hansen. Free shipping on orders over $100.
  • Keen Footwear. Durable footwear built for the outdoors. Free shipping.
  • Mountain Hardwear. Mountain Hardwear is an industry leader in premium outdoor apparel, equipment, and accessories. Shipping is a flat $7 within Canada.
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op. MEC is a retail co-op that sells exclusively to members. Free shipping on orders over $50.
  • Mountain Warehouse. Offering quality outdoor clothing and equipment at the lowest prices since 1997. Free shipping on orders over $100. $10 on all other orders.
  • Salomon Canada. Snowboarding, trail running and hiking clothes & shoes.
  • STORMTECH Performance Apparel. Highly technical outdoor apparel and accessories for men, women and children. Flat $15 shipping.
  • Sorel Footwear. $7 flat rate shipping on premium footwear.
  • 4TheOutdooers. Your online destination for adventure gear.

Locations for all the hikes