The Raven – Summer 2022

The Raven - Summer 2022

Ah summertime, summertime. The forest is storing up energy for winter. Sunny skies, turquoise lakes, melting snowfields, the alpine in bloom and bugs aplenty. There's just no better way to beat the heat than to head up into the forest, or strip off and jump in an alpine lake. Is there?

Viewpoint on Mt. Killam - Gambier Island
The Mt. Killam Camel
Deas Island bike ride
3 Chiefs hikers

New Club Logo

We have updated our logo! The meaning has not changed "Exploring together in the outdoors" but the look and feel is more modern. You will start seeing the new logo on our website and in other communications.




August Trip Schedule

Want to join in on a trip? If you are a member, you can click here to find out more. Not a member? Then come along as a guest. But, hey why not just join?  Contact



Tue 2 Aug - Thu 4 Aug Camp
A1a to B2b
Manning Park
Tue 2 Aug
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cycling Evening Bike Trip around Richmond
Sat 6 Aug
8:00 am
B Hike
West Knob via Whyte Lake in West Vancouver
Sun 7 Aug A Hike
A2b, Mt. Parke Loop hike, Mayne Island
Thu 11 Aug
9:30 am
Easy Cycle
Easy Bike Ride at Spanish Banks, and swim, relaxed pace
Sat 13 Aug
8:00 am
A Hike
A2b, Crooked Falls, Squamish area
Sun 14 Aug A Hike
Bowen Island Ramble, A2a, Slow paced, New Members Welcome
Tue 23 Aug
9:30 am
A Hike
Black Mountain via Baden Powell Trail, A2a
Sat 27 Aug
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
C Hike
Goat Ridge, Squamish
Sun 28 Aug
9:30 am
A Hike
Fishermens’s Trail area / Rice Lake

Presenters Wanted - Cycling Theme

Our social nights are created by you! The next theme is "Cycling" Did you go on a cycle tour? a bikepacking trip? find some gravel trails? Our social convener is looking for people to share their photos and experience for 15 minutes at the next social, on September 13th. Please contact Cristina.

Photo Contest 

Don't forget about our photo contest! North Shore Hikers members can submit one photo for each category until October 31, 2022. For more information and how to submit >>

Category Prize
A scenery photo taken during a 2022 North Shore Hikers trip. $100
A scenery picture shot anytime, anywhere. $50
A wild animal (mammal, bird, reptile, insect, etc.) picture taken anytime, anywhere. $50
A wild plant (tree, flower, mushroom, etc.) photo taken anytime, anywhere. $50
A people (companions or locals) picture taken anytime, anywhere. $50
A humorous picture taken anytime, anywhere. $50

Garibaldi Lake campground closed due to flooding

High heat and the unseasonably large snowpack has caused the lake to rise and flood the Garibaldi Lake Campground. This  is blocking access in or out of the campground. The Garibaldi Lake Campground will be closed until the lake recedes to a safe level. Please check back here for further updates.


Lynn Headwaters Lease Expires

Home to the 4th largest girth tree in Canada, Lynn Headwaters park is on land leased from the province for 30 years. That term is up and conservationist and lawyer Paul Hundal, who lives in West Vancouver, is using the opportunity to petition for permanent park status that would protect the area in perpetuity. In his view, a short-term lease is designed to give the province the option of logging the area in the future if it chooses then to do so.
Learn More >>

Thanks for reading, Happy Summer Trails

Rockwall - Kootenay National Park