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Vancouver, BC | We have teamed up with the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) to bring you the ‘Crown Mountain Tour’. We want to inspire people to make the most of the surrounding landscape that overlooks Vancouver so we have decided to host our very own hiking event. Learn about trail navigation, day-hike packing essentials, Leave No Trace principles and practices, and mountain safety.
It is a difficult hike that takes 7-8 hours round-trip with an elevation gain of 385 meters. We will start from Grouse Mountain and work our way up the mountain passing Thunder Bird Ridge, Goat Mountain and finally we will arrive at Crown Mountain to soak up the views and sunshine (fingers crossed for the sunshine). You can read all about the route breakdown in great detail by checking out our friend’s website, Vancouver Trails, here.
“Our core mission and driving force has always been, and always will be, to enable and inspire more people to spend time in nature.”
The Hike | A distance of 9.8kms and an altitude gain of approximately 385m. The trail is well maintained and well marked, however there will be sections of loose rock, some scrambling using chains and holds to ascend. All participants must be confident in their abilities to handle this type of terrain. Participants are strongly encouraged to have recently done a hike of 5-8 hours and consider themselves an intermediate level hiker. This hike demands a high level of fitness, endurance, and a strong mindset. Something to note: participants will not be “guided”- all hikers will make decisions together and share their knowledge with the group. Hike duration will be around 6-8 hours.
The Details | In correlation with the hiking event we will also be hosting an information night in our store on Thursday August 15th which is mandatory if you are attending the hike. This will be an info session to introduce participants and staff, as well as go over the trip route, timeline, food, The 10 Essentials, mountain safety, and Leave No Trace principles. You must be available to attend the info session in order to participate in the hike. There will also be some guest speakers from the ACC and Restore Human. And once all the talking is done and dusted there will be a free entry raffle with some cool prizes to be won along with food and refreshments throughout the evening.
Saturday August 24th (Hike Day):
7:30am – 8:00am:
Meeting at Fjällräven for fresh roasted coffee supplied by @Modus (147 West Broadway)
8:00am – 8:30am:
Transportation will arrive and take us to Grouse Mountain
8:30 – 9:00am:
We take the gondola to the top of Grouse Mountain, this is where we start our Hike
5:00pm – 6:00pm:
All going smooth we will have completed the hike by 5:00/6:00pm and be transported back to the morning meeting location (Fjällräven 147 West Broadway)
Transportation will be provided to and from the hike on Saturday, leaving from Fjällräven on Broadway at 8:00am. Gondola cost included in the ticket price!
Recommended Gear | Hiking boots, wool or polyester blend shirt, rain jacket, insulating layer, headlamp, compass, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, knife, first aid kit, fire starter (matches or lighter), extra layers (toque, gloves etc if it’s going to be cold), 20-30L backpack, a packed lunch and plenty of water. Also to consider: electrolyte salts, hiking poles, sugary snacks for extra energy.
With advice and guidance from our ACC alpine experts, hikers will leave the day with a full toolbox of backcountry skills to help them on their next adventure. Hikers will also have access to an exclusive in-store discount on Fjällräven gear and apparel to prepare for the day on the trail.
To register for this event please follow the link to our Eventbrite page for further details and ticket prices.
There are a limited number of tickets for this event so be sure to grab one when you can. It will be a day not to be missed.