This Friday, the Capilano Canyon, then the Christmas party!!

This Friday, Dec.15, we’ll meet for our last trek of the year! Please be at the eastern end of Keith Road in West Van. (under the Hwy.1 overpass) by 9:15, then we’ll head up the Capilano Pacific Trail through Capilano Canyon towards Cleveland Dam.

This hike may be slightly abbreviated as the Christmas get together follows.

The hike starts at 9:30, it’s an easy to moderate hike.

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Dec. 8 Trek, meet at Inter-River Park.

This Friday we’ll be meeting at Inter-River Park and hiking the Hastings Mill Loop Trail.

To get to Inter-River, take Lillooet Road up the hill past the exit for Capilano University, then turn left at the Inter River Park sign (before the stables). Turn left again for the lower parking lot.

There’s plenty of parking in the lower parking lot near the washrooms, look for your leaders there.

Please be there by 9:15 and ready to hike at 9:30.
Be prepared for a moderate hike with some stairs. The hike should take about 2 hours.

Cypress Falls

This Friday Dec.1, we’re hiking in Cypress Falls Park.

To get to there,head along Highway 1 and take Exit 4 to Woodgreen Drive / Caulfield Drive. At the stop sign, turn right onto Woodgreen Drive and continue as the road bends to the left and heads uphill.

Turn right at the third street on your right called Woodgreen Place.
The gravel driveway at the end of the street leads to the parking lot and the trailhead.

This is a moderate to intermediate hike with some steep uphill sections.

Please arrive by 9:15 to allow us to take a head count.
The hike will commence at 9:30 and should take about 2 hours.

See you Friday!

Friday November 24

This Friday we’ll be meeting at the north side of Carisbrooke Park, in the 100 block of East Carisbrooke (Upper Lonsdale area). We’ll then walk up the hill to the St. Georges Trail.

This hike is intermediate to intermediate plus with substantial elevation gain. It’s straight uphill to the power lines and continues uphill in somewhat rough terrain before levelling off.

Make sure that you’re wearing appropriate hiking footwear and bring your poles.

Some of you may opt to meet us at the top of St. Mary’s, there’s some parking and slightly less hill to climb.

Please join us at 9:15 with your Flex pass, Trail Trekker punch pass, or Rec.Centre annual pass. We’ll take a head count, then hit the trail at 9:30.

The hike will take approximately 2 hours.

See you Friday!

Richard Juryn/Old Lillooet Trails

This Friday Nov.17, we’ll explore the Richard Juryn/Old Lillooet Loop. Meet at the trail head, near the washrooms at Inter-River Park.

To get there, take Lillooet Road up the hill past the exit for Capilano University, then turn left at the Inter River Park sign (before the stables). Turn left again for the lower parking lot.
There’s plenty of parking in the lower parking lot, look for your leaders (Bev and Sharon) there.

We’ll meet at 9:15 and be ready to hike at 9:30.

This is a moderate hike with some rooty sections. Some places may be muddy if it has rained. We should be back at the parking lot by 11:30.
See you Friday!

Fishermen’s Trail

This Friday Nov.10, we’ll be meeting at the End of the Line store at the corner of Lynn Valley and Dempsey Roads. We’ll hike through the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and follow the Fishermen’s trail along the Seymour river to the former Twin Bridges site.

There should be plenty of parking available in Kilmer Park in the 1600 block of Dempsey Road.

This is a moderate hike with a long uphill section.

Please be at the End of the Line at 9:15 and be ready to go at 9:30.

See you Friday!

Friday Nov. 3

This Friday’s (Nov.3) hike is in the Brothers’Creek/Lawson Creek area. We’re meeting at the trailhead at the top of Chartwell, where it meets Eyremount and Millstream in the British Properties. Car pooling might be a good idea, as parking is limited.

This is considered an intermediate plus hike with some steep sections and rooty, rocky areas with possible tricky footing and creek crossings.

Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your poles.

Meet your leaders at 9:15 with your passes, we’ll take a count before setting off at 9:30.

The hike will take approximately 2 hours.