Trail WorkAttend trail work days.
Never litter; carry it all out.
Stay on a trail; do not cut through switchbacks.
Remove branches from the trail making sure you toss them well back and away from streams.
Kick rocks off the trail using the side of your foot.
Avoid trails that are closed.
Local Trail Work Days - March to MayDates to be confirmed here for North Vancouver and Lower Mainland sites. If you plan to attend, let us know you are coming. Bring work gloves.
Check back later for dates posted here.
Fat Dog Trail Work Days - May to SeptemberJoin us on Fat Dog trail work days in Manning Park, Trapper Lake, Skagit Valley and Cathedral Park.
See also Fat Dog Sawyers on Facebook.
North Shore Mountain Bike Association - Year RoundNSMBA is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization dedicated to caring for a sustainable trail network within the community.
The NSMBA Arc’teryx Trail Academy offers several courses on trail care and maintenance.
North Shore Ride - Year RoundNorth Shore Ride is a not-for-profit organization run by a dedicated group of volunteers to provide members a supportive and social network for cycling. Along with organizing a variety of rides for a range of fitness and skill levels, NS Ride organizes trail maintenance days and social events for members to enjoy.
The mission of Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning is to provide outdoor education and ecological awareness opportunities in the watersheds of southwest British Columbia. Contact them to help with trail work on the HBC Trail.
Hope Mountain Centre - Seasonal
Chainsaw Training - Year roundBCIT (Burnaby, BC) offers a one-day course on chainsaw training.
Favourite Manual Tools
Model: Baek Ma GS-600 Turbo Cut folding trail saw. Comes with a travel pack. Very sharp and never seems to need sharpening. Available in Canada at Lee Valley Tools.
These 28" Fiskars loppers are able to cut bushes easily.
Available in Canada at Canadian Tire and other hardware stores.
The McLeod rake efficiently gathers up debris from brush cutting. Comes in 4 parts that you screw together. Available in USA at Trail Boss Tools.