Never Stop Exploring

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The West Coast is a playground for outdoor adventure. Vancouver, BC has snow-capped mountains to the North, beaches and ocean to the West and beautiful forests to the East. Silicon Valley has shorelines to the West, tall Redwood forests to the East and snowy mountains inland. Wonderful hiking trails beckon in all directions.

These stores helped prepare us for hiking and outdoor fun:
Canada Silicon Valley (U.S.A.)
Impulse Sports
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
SportChek
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Dick’s Sporting Goods
REI
Sports Authority
Sports Basement

Sporting goods stores in Canada and the U.S. are largely the same and carry similar products and brands. However, sport stores in the States may carry firearms. Snow gear is also less prominent throughout the year at stores in Silicon Valley versus Canadian outlets.

“In every walk with Nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” — John Muir

“Hike mountains. Run through meadows.
Explore forests. Swim the ocean. Climb trees.
Breathe the wild air. Gaze at the stars.
Enjoy the natural world. Never stop exploring.”
                       — Unknown

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