Category Archives: Club news

Q2 activities statistics, club reopening

For recent club activity see 2020 Q2 report .

This reflects the schedule being shut down in Q2. You are welcome to propose and lead hikes again, observing the Covid-19 measures as described on this website.

We now allow car-pooling by members of different households or “social bubbles”, as long as everyone in the car wears a mask and at least one window is partly open.

By Diane and Siegfried.

Photo Contest 2020

The NSH is pleased to announce its Photo Contest 2020 .

Submit photos from past trips at home and abroad before Oct 31 2020.  A professional photographer, Chris Barton, will judge the entries.  Members can submit a photo in five different categories for a total of five submissions.  At the November AGM there will be a slide show of the best submissions, and prizes for the winners.

Here are the rules. And here are instructions on how to submit a photo.

By Alastair.

Upcoming trips of interest

(see the schedule for contact info and for more details)

Don & Lion Islands canoe & explore:  (mid-March)  These small islands are in the Fraser River south of Burnaby.  They were the site of Ewen Cannery one of BC’s largest and a Japanese settlement.  The last inhabitants were removed for internment during the Second World War.  We will have a number of canoes for ferrying participants.

Sand Heads canoe to see sea lions:  (early May)  Sand Heads is a man made cluster of rocks 8 km from shore at the end of the Steveston breakwater.  Each April & May 100-200 sea lions congregate on the rocks, and you can canoe within a few metres of them. This is a safe trip as we canoe alongside the breakwater.  Sign up early as there will probably be limited canoe/kayak space.

Pine Lake walk & fish: (early May)  This small lake between Alouette and Stave Lakes was the site of a young adult correctional centre.  There are stories that it is full of fish and stories that it is barren.  The mission of this easy hike will be to discover the truth.  We will take at least one canoe and paddles for the large wood raft at the lake.  And we will try to bring fishing rods for all.

Gabriola Island petroglyph finding bicycle trip:  (early June) This 2-3 day bicycle trip starting at the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal is to visit some known and some secret petroglyph sites on Gabriola Island.  Additionally there will be canoeing among the Flat Top Islands and along the NW side of Valdes Island, which has the most spectacular limestone cliffs in the Gulf Islands.  We will be camping at Pages Resort. A support vehicle will bring two canoes and everyone’s camping gear.   People can choose to come for 2 or for 3 days.

By Alastair.

Slideshow and Gear Swap March 12

March 12th is approaching fast. Hope to see you at the Slideshow and Social. Bring your hiking equipment you want to sell or give away at the Gear Swap. Bring a friend and enjoy refreshments !

Location is Sunrise Community Centre, 1950 Windermere St, near Rupert St and 5th Ave.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Slideshow starts at 7:30 pm. Bring your own mug. There has been a change in the presenters :

Ye Chu presents : Snorkelling, trekking and biking in Galapagos, Amazon, Machu Picchu and Death Road, Bolivia

Experience the energy and excitement of seeing Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, the Amazon and other interesting sites in South America.


Monika Bittel presents : How the Federation is making Hiking Better

Monika is a keen representative of the FMCBC. She will discuss their role in trail repair and explain important initiatives the organization is spearheading.


The Majestic Grand Canyon presentation has been postponed to June 11 social.

by Beth.