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

  • Live Out There. LiveOutThere.com stocks a lot of great outdoor brands including North Face, Arc’teryx, Patagonia and many more. There is free shipping within Canada and free returns. Also, since they are based in Alberta, tax is only 5%.
  • Columbia Sportswear Canada. Columbia has a great reputation for winter coats and gear. Shipping is a flat $7 within Canada.
  • Under Armour. UA makes great athletic wear, and I’ve found a lot of their base layers perfect for days in the snow. Free shipping on orders over $49.
  • 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.
  • On Running. Swiss Performance Running Shoes. Soft landing, firm push-off: that’s the core concept behind the new running shoe by On, the young Swiss-based manufacturer.
  • Backroad Mapbooks. Backroad Mapbooks is Canada’s top-selling outdoor recreation guidebook series. Get free standard shipping on all GPS maps with code BRMBFREESHIP.

Parking locations for the 10 hikes