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MEC 10% Discount Night, Thursday Nov 17th

mec_logo_newNSH members can receive a 10% discount on regularly priced items between 7 and 9 p.m., Thursday Nov 17th, at MEC Vancouver. Participants must be a current member of NSH.

Now's the time to join if you haven't done so. (If you want to join or renew and wish to pay by cheque, sign up now via the website and bring your cheque to the event instead of mailing it.)

You must email Beth,, if you will participate.  Read on for details. Continue reading MEC 10% Discount Night, Thursday Nov 17th

April 14, Slideshow and Social

SUNRISE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 1950 Windermere St., Vancouver.

Doors open 7:00 pm, slideshows begin 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.

  1. Cycling the Elbe: a 1000 kilometre ride from Prague to the North Sea.
    By Yvonne Price
  2. Cypress Provincial Park
    A short slideshow and plea for hikers to help with trail work in Cypress Provincial Park a couple of times this year- ongoing bog bridge building.
    By Anne Leathem
  3. Canadian flag flying high in the Carpathian Alps of Romania
    By Cristina Jacob and Patricia Morris

MEC Discount Nights, April 2015.


NSH members receive a 10% discount on regularly priced items at MEC. Only current NSH members can participate. Now is the time to join or renew if you have not already done so.

Choose from one of the two events that is more convenient for you.

MEC Vancouver, Tuesday 21 April 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You must register with Beth at before coming to this event.

MEC North Vancouver, Thursday 23 April 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You must register with Cristina at before coming to this event.

Read on for details Continue reading MEC Discount Nights, April 2015.

District of West Vancouver Upper Lands Review

The District of West Vancouver Upper Lands Review is holding open houses (April 11, 14 and 16 – details below) and an online survey to encourage discussion and feedback on the group’s draft final recommendations.

The group’s draft final report with recommendations is available here. The survey will be online March 20 to April 19 at:

Upper lands review

CHRISTMAS POTLUCK PARTY Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.



Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.

Sunrise Community Hall, 1950 Windemere St, Van.

Come and enjoy a potluck dinner followed by a slideshow, “Tall Ships” given by John and Sandy Reinders, singing and maybe a visit from Santa! Turkey with stuffing, ham and punch will be served. Bring your favorite or ethic dish, salad, or dessert. Bring your own beverage (or bottle).

Doors open at 6:00.  Dinner at 6:30 promptly

Cash donations to the Food Bank welcome.

MEC Snowfest, Nov 22

Date: Saturday, 22 November, 2014
Time: From 09:00 am to 03:00 pm PST
Organizer: MEC Vancouver
Price: Free

Come join us on Saturday, November 22nd, to get in on tons of great deals at our legendary Snow Swap, partake in our informative clinics and win some sweet prize giveaways. MEC Vancouver is so excited to showcase the best minds in the industry and help you connect with your local snowsports community.

The in-store Festival and Snow Swap is going to get rolling around 9am. We will run our big prize draw around 1pm and have clinics and activities running throughout the day.

More info:


Banff Mountain Film Fest

140805.posterdesignHello Fellow Outdoor Enthusiasts,

It's that time of year again. Time to ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories. The 2014/15 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 39th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities in 40 countries around the world. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Be taken away to the most captivating places on earth.

This year the Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section will once again be hosting TWO EVENINGS of the Banff Mountain Film Fest World Tour in the Vancouver Area. As a fellow outdoor enthusiast and outdoor club member, the ACC thought we would share the following event information with you. There are two different playbills A & B – you can go both nights to see them all!

The Banff Mountain Film Fest World Tour will take place on the following dates:

Friday, DEC. 5 at the Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver) Program A; Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

Saturday, DEC. 6 at the Centre Theatre (777 Homer St., Vancouver) Program B; Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:30pm

All shows will start at 7:30pm and tickets are $20. Tickets can be purchased online at and at the Centennial Theatre (address listed above). Please note that the shows have sold out in the past years, so get your tickets early!

For more information please visit:

Another Great Year of Hiking

TRIP REPORT SUMMARY for YEAR Nov 1, 2013 to Oct 31, 2014

Activity - number completed (cancelled in brackets) Attendance - total (average per trip in brackets)
A hikes 42 (6) 369(8.8)
B hikes 46 (6) 448 (9.7)
C hikes13 (9) 126 (9.7)
D hikes 8 (8) 62 (7.8)
Bike trips 19 (6) 82 (4.3)
Ski trips 12 (7) 40 (3.3)
Overnight 25 (2) 188 (7.5)
Wednesday 43 (1) 226 (5.3)
Total: 208 (48) Total: 1541 (7.5) (including 161 guests).

Thanks to Steve Hailstone for compiling the data.