Category Archives: Event

“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.

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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

May 2 Wildfire Exercise – Kilmer Creek and Cypress Falls

We are writing to let you and your members know about a wildfire exercise taking place on May 2 that will restrict trail access at Cypress Falls Park in West Vancouver and near Kilmer Creek in North Vancouver.
Local emergency responders will be participating in a simulated wildfire response exercise to help us better prepare for a real emergency. People in the area will see emergency vehicles and a helicopter.  The helicopter will be using a water bucket and the structure protection units will be deployed.
Please avoid the exercise areas between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2.
For more information please go to If you have any questions about the exercise, please email
Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Fiona Dercole
North Shore Emergency Management

March 13 Slideshow…a time to renew acquaintances

We had a great turnout to the March 13 Slideshow with members from “Golden Agers” joining us to hear the excellent talk by Kelley Cook about the rebuilding of the Hudson Bay Company trail. Her insight into the history was especially interesting. There were maps and books for sale and can be purchased at the Hope Tourist Office.

Many thanks to Angela who wetted our interest in the Italian Dolomites with marvellous photos of their unique structure. Her recommendation of the Road Scholar touring group was informative.

Thanks to all who provided refreshments, technical support and cleaning up.


Be sure to mark your calendars with our next social....June 13: Potluck Summer Picnic and Slideshow- Patagonia by Bill Myrtle. See you