All posts by Elizabeth Kitts

Orienteering Course offered July 13

Compass-300x300The Stanley Park Ecology Society is offering an exciting wilderness skill-building opportunity: an expert-led Orienteering Workshop at Stanley Park on Sunday July 13 from 9:00am to 3:30pm

Workshop participants will become proficient with a compass, topographic map and GPS, and will learn about navigation apps for iPads and smart phones. Participants will also build the confidence and skills to wander the wilderness, navigate terrain, explore habitat, and make it back to camp. I invite you to check out the complete Orienteering Workshop description <>  at the Stanley Park Ecology Society events page.

The price of the workshop is $120, and is for ages 16+. Space is limited, so we ask that you register in advance by contacting us at 604-718-6522 or

The North Shore Hikers Club is offering a $25 rebate to members who are interested in leading a hike in the future. Proof of attendance is needed. Submit your receipt to the Beth Kitts, by mail or email:


BC Parks proposed policy change threatens Provincial Parks’ use

BC Parks Intentions Paper Regarding a Policy on Management of Existing Ski Resorts within Provincial Parks

BC Parks is proposing changes to the Ski Resort Development Plan that would treat ski resorts in BC Parks the same as ski resorts on Crown land. This could have the potential of allowing further commercial enterprises in our Provincial Parks. Local resorts have already put restrictions on the non-paying public. The proposed changes may lead to gradual loss of current public enjoyment these parks and could lead to further environmental degradation.

BC Parks has made a deadline of June 29th, 2014 for feedback. This does not permit adequate public input. Please go to their website and let your opinions be known.   Submit your comments 

Snowshoers – new policy for local parks. Comment by June 29

Check out the newly announced consultation on a new policy for ski resorts in Cypress, Seymour and Manning Parks.

You can submit your comments until June 29.You may remember the protracted discussions on parking for snowshoers and back country skiers at the local hills which did not result in any mutually agreed solution for the stakeholders invloved/consulted. We North Shore Hikers will be impacted by this new policy so I urge you to get involved, either at the member or club level or both. Under Miscelanous in the Forum you can see the comments I sent to the Province.

via Cristina Jacob

Patrick Brown awarded a lifetime membership to NSH


A very surprised, Patrick Brown was awarded a lifetime honorary membership May 8 during the slideshow evening. Since 1984, he has lead numerous hikes of all levels, cleared trails and been involved in the Executive. His expertise in accounting started his involvement with the Club as auditor then later, treasurer for a few more years. He found his niche as membership secretary and served for over 10 years, (no one seems to know exactly how long). Patrick has been a tireless promoter of NSH as a club that offers safe,organized outdoor activities. Thank you for your commitment to the Club, Patrick. Happy trails in your new adventures.