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

  • Amazon – Amazon has a lot of great hiking and camping products. We’ve compiled an Outdoor Vancouver store on Amazon of our favorite gear available there.
  • Altitude Sports. Free Shipping On Orders Over $49.99. Hassle-free returns.
  • Arc’teryx – Arc’teryx is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company. Free shipping on all orders.
  • Backroad Mapbooks. Backroad Mapbooks is Canada’s top-selling outdoor recreation guidebook series. Get free standard shipping on all GPS maps with code BRMBFREESHIP.
  • Columbia Sportswear Canada. Columbia has a great reputation for winter coats and gear. Shipping is a flat $7 within Canada.
  • Epic Water Filters. Water filtration for your next outdoor adventure (or at home). Free shipping in Canada.
  • Helly Hansen. Free shipping on orders over $100.
  • Hillsound Equipment. Canadian designer of hiking crampons for safe travel on ice + snow, waterproof gaiters and ultra lightweight seats. Free shipping on orders over $49.
  • Hurley. Born from water, Hurley was founded in Huntington Beach in 1999 on the principle of empowering and fueling the voice of the next generation.
  • The Last Hunt. is Canada’s only website uniquely dedicated to discount outdoor clothing and equipment.
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op. MEC is a retail co-op that sells exclusively to members. Free shipping on orders over $50.
  • Mountain Hardwear. Mountain Hardwear is an industry leader in premium outdoor apparel, equipment, and accessories. Shipping is a flat $7 within Canada.
  • Mountain Wearhouse. Mountain Warehouse is a British outdoor retailer selling equipment for hiking, camping, skiing, cycling, running and fitness. Free shipping over $99
  • Patagonia. Patagonia is a designer of outdoor clothing and gear for the silent sports: climbing, surfing, skiing and snowboarding, fly fishing, and trail running.
  • prAna. Yoga clothing for positive change. Free shipping on all orders.
  • PRFO Sports. A leading action sports retailer in Canada. Carrying over 200 brands related to mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, technical apparel & accessories. Free shipping on orders over $50.
  • Running Room. The Running Room is truly a store for runners by runners. Free Curbside Pick-up or Free Economy Ground Shipping on orders $50+
  • 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.
  • Solo Stove. We design simple, ingenious outdoor products to help you create good moments that become lasting memories. Free standard shipping and returns on all orders in Canada.
  • Sorel Footwear. $7 flat rate shipping on premium footwear.
  • Yeti Canada. In 2006, YETI Coolers was founded with a simple mission: build the cooler you’d use every day if it existed. YETI offers free Ground shipping on qualified orders.

Locations for all the hikes