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  • Page updated 2015 Aug 23
  • We maintain this page because there are no useful forecasts for mountain travellers. Part of planning a trip is estimating the weather. Here is what we find useful. Please contact us if you find resources we should post here.

    Our Blog - Salish Sea


    Mountain cams first
    so you can look around

    Great time lapse:
    South Chilcotin Mountain Cam
    Highway cam
    Duffy Lake Road Summit location: lat 50.3873 long -122.4624 el 1279 m
    Whistler-Blackcomb Cams
    New, Squamish cams:
    SeaToSkyGondola 885m above Howe Sound
    Squamish, BC Squamish is our gateway to the mountains and is at the head of the fjord, Howe Sound
    Mount Garibaldi From Squamish, looking over Alice Ridge
    South of the Salish Sea is the Mighty M. Rainier
    Mt Rainier from Paradise

    Vancouver Cams
    New, Howe Sound from West Vancouver
    From Above Burrard Bridge excellent cam
    Key to Above Burrard Bridge Landmarks (200 kb)
    Burrard Bridge Archives

    North Shore Mountains from Jericho Beach.

    Forecasts & Stats
    YVR (airport) 5-day Forecast
    YVR 24 hr. Trends
    Whistler Alpine Forecast
    Mt. Seymour Alpine 5-day Snow Forecast winter season only
    Howe Sound Marine Forecast
    Pam Rocks past 24 hrs.
    Surface Maps
    N. Pacific
    World Surface Map
    Choose a LOOP (>0.5 meg) 60-hour predictions
    Use these to anticipate when systems will arrive.
    Local Tide Chart
    Worth visiting during high tides:
    Skookumchuck Narrows Current
    Wait for above tide & current calculations
    Winds
    New, good animation:
    Global Winds Animation
    Jet Stream Canada & USA
    Satellite Images
    Make your own IR loop popup window.
    Use the above when there is no sunlight. Click the Build Animation button.
    Make your own Visible light loop
    When there is sunlight on the Pacific, the visible light images show icefields and other landmarks as well as clouds. Click the Build Animation
    Good animation:
    Northeast Pacific - Visible Loop
    N. America Colour loop

    Radar Animation
    Aldergrove, press play:
    Environment Can. Radar
    Seattle to Sunshine Coast

    Current Avy Bulletins
    Don't leave home without it. Take the transceiver, shovel and probe too.
    The 2015/2016 season
    available during the ski season
    Recent bulletins for BC
    And here is the bad news for this season:
    Updated page
    Avalanche Incidents


    Bowen Island Ferry Information
    Bowen Ferry info
    Queen of Capilano current location
    Current Ferry Schedule
    RELATED SITES WE FREQUENT

    Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia
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    Philip Werner is the Section Hiker. He is responsive to his readers, does gear reviews, and walks the walk.
    The Message Board at ClubTread encourages members to post pictures as well as trip reports. Good discussion here too. Orientated to hiking in the Pacific Northwest.
    TelemarkTips R.I.P.

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