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  • Page updated 2021 Jun 4
  • We maintain this page because there are few 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

    South Chilcotin Mountain Cam
    Highway cam
    Duffy Lake Road Summit location: lat 50.3873 long -122.4624 el 1279 m (often not in service)
    Whistler-Blackcomb Cams
    SeaToSkyGondola 885m above Howe Sound
    Stawamus Chief from Municipal Hall
    South of the Salish Sea is the Mighty M. Rainier
    Mt Rainier from Paradise

    Vancouver Cams
    From Above Burrard Bridge excellent cam
    Key to Above Burrard Bridge Landmarks (200 kb)
    Burrard Bridge Archives

    Cypress Bowl ski area on Strachan Mountain
    Mount Seymour Ski Area
    Forecasts & Stats
    YVR (airport) 7-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
    New, good animation:
    Global Winds Animation
    Wind & Weather Animation
    Jet Stream & Weather Forecast
    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
    Wait for these to load. Press play:
    Environment Can. Radar
    USA, Salish Sea

    Current Avy Bulletins
    Don't leave home without reading the bulletin. Take your transceiver, shovel and probe too.
    If you expect to travel through avy terrain, take an avalanche course. Available during the ski season
    Recent bulletins for BC
    Avalanche Canada has excellent Mountain Weather Forecast information.
    Bowen Island Ferry Information
    Bowen Ferry info
    Report of today's sailings
    Queen of Capilano current location
    Current Ferry Schedule

    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.
    The new Telemark Talk forum
    TelemarkTips R.I.P.

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