Beginner Tips

Common Barriers – Mental Health

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…

Hiking Trails

Three Beginner Trails 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…

Beginner Tips

Essential Gear 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…