105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia by Stephen Hui (published by Greystone Books) is available now at bookstores everywhere in paperback and ebook formats. Don't miss the book signing at MEC Vancouver on June 2nd from 2 pm - 4 pm. RSVP here.
Please keep an eye out for Ben Kilmer, who has been missing from the Duncan area since May 16th. He’s an experienced outdoorsman and there's a chance he may have gone to a trail or a backcountry area. For more info, including details on past and current search efforts, visit: facebook.com/FindBenKilmer
Also missing are Daniel Archbald and Ryan Daley, who were last seen leaving the Ucluelet Small Craft Harbour by land on May 16th. More info: facebook.com/FINDDANandRYAN
Most of the regional application deadlines for BC Parks Volunteer Funding have passed, but the those in the Thompson Cariboo region have until June 15th to submit their applications. Click here for more info.
Free admission days have been added to several national parks, marine conservation areas and historic sites in BC and throughout the rest of Canada. And as always, all national parks and historic sites will be free on Canada Day! The days vary according to location, so check here for the full list.
North Shore Rescue is recruiting new members! The deadline is June 4th.
From Metro Vancouver Regional Parks: As of Tuesday, May 22, the Grouse Grind Trail is closed for seasonal maintenance for about 3 to 4 weeks. Crews need to do important work such as rock scaling, danger tree removal, step repair and safety netting replacement.The work is required to keep the trail safe and to ensure it can withstand the pounding of close to 500,000 visits each year. Please use the BCMC Trail during the time. More info.
To protect the environment and wildlife at Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, dogs and other domestic pets are now prohibited (as of Friday, May 18, 2018).