Category Archives: Event

North Shore Hikers Metro Vancouver Parks wants to hear from you!

As you may already know Grouse Mountain trails are now part of a Regional Park managed by Metro Vancouver. They recently released a document dealing with the management. Take a couple of minutes and complete the online survey on the plan directions and the future development of the main hiking trails in that area.

The survey can be accessed at

Drop by the Grouse Grind trailhead entrance on Sunday July 15 between 9 am to 12 noon to learn more.

Slide Shows and Gear Swap, Thurs Sep 13

Come and enjoy two slide shows on Sep 13 and events  planned in the Fall. Bring your friends. Non-members are encouraged to attend.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and presentations starts at 7:30 pm at the Sunrise Community Centre, 1950 Windermere Street, Vancouver, west of Rupert and south of 1st Avenue.

Refreshments will be served. Bring your own mug.

There will also be a GEAR SWAP the same evening so start cleaning out your closets now !

Cycling in Cuba by Bengul Kurtar and Murat Gungora

Hiking the North Coast Trail, Vancouver Island by Mariken Van Nimwegen

By Anne Leathem.

MEC Discount Night, May 31, 2018


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

MEC Vancouver, Thursday May 31, 2018, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You must register with Beth 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 Blundstone 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 clubnight. 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 over to your home or to the store. 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 clubnight 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!
  • Intense mountain bikes are now eligible for the 10% discount! YAY!

Slideshows and Contest, Thurs, April 12, 2018

(Thurs. April 12, 2018.)

Sunrise Community Centre, 1950 Windermere Street, Vancouver.

Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Bring your own mug.

THERE WILL BE PRIZES!!  Alastair Ferries will present a photo contest on Identification of BC Animals. You will list their names and the person with most correct answers will receive a special prize! In case of a tie, he will show animals of the world to determine the winner.

Sylvia Berryman and Barry Brisebois will present an interesting slideshow on CHILCOTINS WITHOUT A FLOATPLANE. Several trips will be covered with various other club members included as well. This is a beautiful area with many terrain types and is a reasonable travel distance from Vancouver.

NSH Summer Camp 2018

Update, April 1
The preliminary hike schedule can be accessed by members via this link after logging in.
NSH Summer camp 2018 - January announcement
The 2018 summer camp will see us return to the Kananaskis Country. We hiked there, as a club, in 2014 - check the Raven’s fall 2014 issue on our Website to get a taste of what the hiking will be like: fabulous mountains, wonderful trails, great company.
This year’s camp coordinators would like to hear from interested club members. The camp will likely take place, Sunday to Sunday, July 22 to July 29. A 4 or 5 nights add-on to Mount Assiniboine will also be considered if there is enough interest from camp participants.

If you are a member, please log on and check back at this page or Event Schedule for registration information. If you are not a member but would like to know more about this event, please email us at

We would appreciate a response by the end of January. While registration for the camp will remain open, we would like to direct our further communications only to camp registrants. Next communications will detail the accommodation options and the planning of the hiking schedule.

Submitted by Cristina Jacob

Manning Park Snow Weekend, March 23-25, 2018

Manning Park has all the winter sports - there are A and C
snowshoeing planned so far - you can join these or organize your own.

Cost will depend on how many come but will be about $150 - due
February 1. This includes two nights in a chalet, car/driving
expenses and two breakfasts.

There are still a few spots available, so sign up soon.

Email me for more information. My email is
visible here for members who have logged in to this site.


Christmas Party 2017

We are organizing a different type of Christmas party this year. It will be held on Wednesday December 13 th 6.00 - 10.00 pm, at a private home, the address of which is visible right here for members who have logged in to this site. Menu will be Finger Foods (appetizers and desserts). Potluck so bring your favourite appetizer or dessert. Non-Alcoholic punch will be served. BYOB but remember if you are driving! Tea and coffee.

Entertainment will be presented by Donna Nyberg and Cristina Jacob. Donna will give 2 slideshows on her trips to South America and to Antarctica. After this, Cristina Jacob will play her DVD on Antarctica in the background as socializing and feasting continue.

If you intend to come, it would be great if you could notify Jill Blair in advance, at 604 929 0806.

Jill Blair,
Social Convener, North Shore Hikers.

VIMFF News | Reel Rock 12 Trailer Released

This November 7 to 10, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is being held at both the Rio and Centennial theatres. Click here for shows and show times.

Click here to watch the Reel Rock 12 trailer

Discounted tickets.  Tickets are $19 at the door, $17 on-line. We have put aside discounted tickets ($2 off adult ticket) that can be purchased online. ($15 vs. $19… a savings of $4 !). Discount code is visible to members of this club who have logged in to this site. Only a limited number of discounted tickets is available so be prompt to avoid a potential disappointment.

MEC 10% Discount Night, Thurs, Oct. 26

mec_logo_newNSH members can receive a 10% discount on regularly priced items between 7 and 9 p.m., Thursday Oct 26th, at MEC Vancouver. Participants must be a current member of NSH.

You should contact Alastair at or 604 - 329 1637 if you expect to participate.

Not yet a member? Simply sign up for membership right here by going "Join the NSH" >> "Join" on the menu bar above.

Members can receive 10% off of all regularly priced items purchased that evening – including bikes and boats!  All items must be in stock and purchased through our tills that evening. The discount also does not extend to the following items:

  • Clearance items
  • All Blundstone products
  • Items that are out of stock/not available at the Vancouver location
  • Items that are already included in a packaged discount

 Members can put items on hold up to 48 hours before the event, and can be picked up at the Member Services Desk during the clubnight.  Items that have been purchased before the event cannot be returned and re-purchased at the discounted rate.  There are no exceptions to this rule.

All participants must be members of Mountain Equipment Co-op in order to make a purchase. Lifetime memberships can be purchased during the event for $5.00.