Category Archives: Event

2019 AGM & Slideshow, Thur., Nov 14

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., at Sunrise Community Centre, 1950 Windermere Street, Vancouver. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

The agenda can be found here, while last year's minutes can be found here.

After the official business, we'll hear the exciting stories from the group of NSH hikers who hiked a 14 day trek from Chamonix to Zermatt in Europe.

While we encourage every member to come, if you have led a trip in the past year, you may not want to miss the AGM. There will be a prize draw of a $50 MEC Gift Certificate for a trip leader who is present at the AGM.

Would you like to help us out? We are looking for volunteers to fill some executive positions. These positions include the vice-president, recording secretary, social convener, treasurer, webmaster.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM!

The NSH executive team

Avalanche Awareness Event : Sat Nov 9 in North Van

Registration (optional but recommended) : :

Date and Time :
Sat, 9 November 2019
10:30 AM – 4:00 PM PST

Location :
North Shore Alliance Church
201 23rd Street East
North Vancouver, BC V7L 3E4

Two sessions of avalanche safety, speakers, science, and education. Morning (advanced) : 10:30 am - noon. Afternoon (beginner) : 2 pm - 4 pm.

About this Event

New to the backcountry ? Want to up your game ? No matter your level of outdoor experience, these sessions will boost your awareness of avalanche safety, equipment and resources.

  • Admission by donation
  • Prizes ! (Including a pair of Atlas snowshoes, donated by K2)
  • Free parking !
  • Registration not required, but is appreciated so we can estimate attendance
  • Join and share the Avalanche Awareness Facebook event for the latest updates

The event is broken into two parts. Attend one or both !

Morning session : 10:30 am – noon (Advanced)

For more experienced outdoor enthusiasts looking to build upon their knowledge. This session will feature in-depth avalanche safety presentations from an Avalanche Canada Forecaster.

Afternoon session : Doors open at 1:30 pm. Presentations run 2:00 pm – 4 pm (may run slightly longer to accommodate questions)

For those new to the backcountry and avalanche safety, or those looking for a refresher. This session is an introduction to the basics of recreational avalanche safety, with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Presenters :

  • Mark Bender, Avalanche Canada forecaster, speaking on Basic Avalanche Awareness (looking at terrain, avalanche activity, triggers, etc.)
  • North Shore SAR volunteer, Peter Marshall, will present a case study of the Runner Peak incident from February 2019
  • Brent Loewen, snowshoe ambassador and guide in the N. Shore mountains, will present on his personal journey and education in the backcountry
  • AdventureSmart will have a presentation on Trip Planning

MEC discount night Nov 7, 2019

Current NSH members receive a 10% discount on regularly priced items at MEC Vancouver store location at 130 West Broadway, November 7, 2019, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Now is the time to join or renew if you have not already done so. You must register with Andrew at before coming to this event.

Read on for details

NSH members will receive 10% off of all regularly priced items purchased that evening – including bikes and boats! All items must be in stock and purchased through the tills that evening in order to be eligible for the discount. The discount does not extend to the following items. (1)  Clearance items, (2) All Arcteryx, Birkenstock, Blundstone and Glerups products, (3) Items that are already included in a packaged discount. Other restrictions may also apply.

See below for out-of-stock items at the Vancouver location.

Items can be put on hold up to 48 hours before the event,  and can be picked up at the Member Services Desk during the club night. Items that have been purchased before the event cannot be returned and re-purchased at the discounted rate.

All NSH members who participate must also be members of Mountain Equipment Co-op in order to make a purchase. You can purchase an MEC membership ($5.00) that evening.

Changes from previous years

  • Before the 10% discount was only for items in-stock during the time of the event. Now we are able to omni-channel any item of your desire from another store if we do not have it at the Vancouver location and still receive 10% off the item. To access this wonderful perk, speak to any staff member to check to see if the item is still available at another location to get it shipped to the location of your desire. Then the staff member will call the Service Centre for you and tell them the item you're ordering and that you're in the store for the club night event (you will have to show the staff member your discount card). The staff member will pass the phone over to you and you will confirm shipping and payment details. Easy as pie!
  • Please note that omni-channeled orders will be a separate transaction from your other purchases made that evening in the store.

“Our” Lesley Bohm is presenting at Nature Vancouver

7:00 PM - Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019

Unitarian Centre (Hewett Hall)
949 West 49th Avenue - Vancouver

Botanical artist and NV member Lesley Bohm will share with us some of the processes involved in creating different kinds of botanical art. From field sketches to technical drawings, scenic overviews to cellular details, her talk will be richly illustrated with both examples of her own work, and historical botanical paintings in different styles.

See details:


Slideshow and Social Sept 12, 2019

Sunrise Community Centre, 1950 Windermere St, near Rupert St and 5th Ave.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Please bring your own mug.
Beauty on the Way to the Peak: Summer Camp Part 1.
Presenter Lesley Bohm will illustrate the many discoveries we met along the trail to the summit as we hiked in Glazier and Banff National Parks this summer.

Bike Tour of Yunnan Province in China
Presenters: Holly Evans and Ken Levine

Come with us to southern China for our recent 3 week cycling tour of Yunnan Province, China. This is our second bike trip to China although to a very different Province. As our slides will show, the tour was a difficult ride but certainly one we are glad we did. We joined 20 other Canadian bike club members in Feb. and March 2019 and enjoyed the great camaraderie among riders (Canadian and American), the friendliness of the Chinese people, the experience of the Chinese culture and different ethnic groups, the awe inspiring scenery, and the feeling of accomplishment after each day’s challenging route. China, for a cyclist, is a place where the unexpected should be expected and you just deal with it. On the other hand, cycle touring is a time to discover, make new friends, and experience life differently than what we are accustomed to and we certainly did that on our trip through Yunnan Province. Come to the September meeting and see why we did this adventure. Ken and Holly.
Don’t miss the upcoming Sept 12 Slideshow and Social !

NSH 2019 Summer camp starts in a few weeks

2019 Summer camp

From Saturday July 20 to Sunday July 28, a large group of North Shore hikers will be hiking in the beautiful Selkirk Mountains near Revelstoke and Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. This year’s summer camp will spend 4 days at each of the two hiking destinations.

Most of the participating hikers will be staying at the Canyon Hot Springs near Rogers Pass and the Castle Junction Hostel near Lake Louise.

If you happen to be in the area, you are welcome to join the group for a day hike. A complete hiking schedule can be found here.

Additional multi-day trips

This year we are also going hiking in Europe. A brave contingent of 16 NS hikers are hiking the Haute Route from Chamonix, France, to Zermatt, Switzerland. Stay tuned for some exciting slide show presentations later this year.

Please note that the club has not set yet a destination for the 2020 Summer camp so if you have any suggestions let your Executive know.

Slideshow equipment setup help needed

The Club is looking for someone to set up the equipment on North Shore Hiker slide show dates. They would be in charge of the laptop, projector and a small box of related equipment. The screen is stored in the Sunrise Community Centre, 1950 Windermere St. in Vancouver where the slide shows are held. This individual would not be required to attend the Executive meetings of the Club, just do the set up on the social slide show dates. There are 4 slide show dates per year. This is a crucial position to fill in order to continue our socials and keep the club vibrant.

Slideshows are an avenue for new members and great publicity. These slide shows enable networking and are a way to relay club news and they are a lot of fun! If you can help out please contact the executive by emailing the, replying to this message, contacting the Executive or sending a message to us via the FB Group.


Wilderness at Your Doorstep on May 19 (Lynn Headwaters Regional Park)

Come and say hi to the club at Wilderness at Your Doorstep in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park on May 19. North Shore Hikers will be joining Metro Vancouver, AdventureSmart and other organizations at this event with information, history and sunshine from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m, next to the historic B.C. Mills House.

Summer Potluck Picnic and Slideshow June 13, 2019

Mark your Calendars!

Summer Potluck Picnic and Slideshow June  13, 2019.
Sunrise Community Centre, 1950 Windermere St. near 5th Ave and Rupert St.
Bring a cold dish or dessert to contribute to the potluck supper to be followed by the slideshow. Doors open at 6:30 with supper at 6:45.  If the weather is good we will eat outside on the lawn so bring a blanket or chair.  Cold and hot beverages will be available.
Please no foods that need heating...this is an old fashioned picnic.

Bill Myrtle will present: Hiking Travels in Patagonia from 7:45-9:15.

Bring a friend and new members are encouraged to come.


Torre Sur (2850 m), Torre Centro (2800 m), Torre Norte (2748 m) and Nido de Condo (2243 m)
Fitz Roy from Laguna de los Tres