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 president@northshorehikers.org, 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 www.nsem.info. If you have any questions about the exercise, please email nsem@nsem.info.
Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Fiona Dercole
North Shore Emergency Management

Register by May 15 for June 21-23 Chilliwack area hiking, socials, meetings

Meet hikers from across BC!

North Shore Hikers is a member of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia. The Chilliwack Outdoor Club is hosting FMCBC’s 2019 annual general meeting, June 21-23. They will be billeting attendees for free, and organizing socials and hikes, as well as the meeting itself.

More info at northshorehikers.org/events/chilliwack-area-hiking-socials-meetings

Mark Latham
NSHikers Rep to FMCBC