Tips to Start Hiking With Your Dog
Beginner Tips

Tips to Start Hiking With Your Dog

When Bacon experienced a strain on his front leg that caused arthritis earlier this year, I was distraught. What would I do without my hiking buddy?  Hiking with Bacon was a big part of how I started my journey to getting outside more often. I knew I had to get some sort of outside activity…

How to Get Outside More Often
Beginner Tips

How to Get Outside More Often

How many times have you gone to bed at night thinking “tomorrow, I’m going to do (blank)!” If you’re like most people affected by anxiety and depression, this probably happens pretty often. The paradox of these types of mental health challenges is that although physical activity is often suggested as a treatment, if not a…

Three Great Trails For Beginners on the North Shore
Hiking Trails

Three Great Trails For Beginners on the North Shore

Vancouver’s “North Shore” (which includes the municipalities of West and North Vancouver) is one of the most popular areas in the Lower Mainland for hikers. And it’s easy to see why! The North Shore has many different trails of varying difficulty, and many of them are fairly accessible via transit or shuttlebus. Since there are…

What Gear Do You Need to Get Started?
Beginner Tips

What Gear Do You Need to Get Started?

One of the biggest barriers I hear from people wanting to get active outside is “I don’t have any equipment, and I don’t know where to start”. There’s also the budget factor, since money is tight or we don’t want to overspend and then find we don’t use it enough. The great thing about trails…