Callaghan Valley Snowshoe - Whistler (exploratory)

Callaghan Valley - Please note there is an $8 fee for using these trails. 

This will be a long day so don't be in a rush to get back to Vancouver!

Please visit the following link and read the important info BEFORE signing up for this trip. 

http://www.meetup.com/BC-Outdoor-Adventures/pages/Waiver_and_other_stuff_you_NEED_TO_KNOW!

For this trip we will go to Whistler Olympic Park in the upper Callaghan area (where the Brandywine Lodge is) and explore the trails there. I have never been to this upper area of Callaghan before so it will definitely be exploratory. I've heard its lovely though, so should be fun. Here's a link to the map/trails:

http://www.whistlerolympicpark.com/sites/default/files/attachment/SkiCal-SnowshoeMap-Web-22Nov2013.pdf

I'd like to do a combination of Olympic Explorer, Stadium Explorer, Lookout Explorer and Black Tusk Explorer, for a total of about 15kms. I would say the trip will be intermediate and please ensure you'll be able to keep up with the group.

Here's a link to Whistler Olympic Park: http://www.whistlerolympicpark.com/about/location



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  • Mae

    I echo everyone's comments; enjoyed the sunny weather and people I met. Thank you Elspeth! ^_^

    January 20, 2014

  • Patricia

    What a beautiful day and such a luxury to have lunch on a patio deck, with padded chairs! Thanks Elspeth!

    January 20, 2014

  • Cathy

    Thanks, Elspeth. Sunshine and beautiful surroundings made for a great day.

    January 19, 2014

  • Akiko

    fun day with great people. Thank you Elspeth for oragnizing this!

    January 19, 2014

  • Charlotte

    Fab day. Nice lunch spot with all the conveniences! Thanks Elspeth

    January 19, 2014

  • Isabel

    Another beautiful sunny day with great people. And as usual, Elspeth did a great job of mustering us troops and blazing the trail(s). Thank you, you are much appreciated!!!

    January 19, 2014

  • Wade

    A beautiful day for this trip. I want to return to try the cross-country skiing trails someday. For those wondering, the morning snowshoe was 4.4 km and the afternoon's was 4.9 km.

    January 19, 2014

  • Janice

    great... sunshine and lots of smiles

    January 19, 2014

  • Denise

    Great day to be outside. Thanks for another wonderful outdoor adventure.

    January 19, 2014

  • Elspeth

    Nice day! Was good to go somewhere I've never been and this upper part of Callaghan has a lot of trails! Thanks to Charlotte for the idea and to Wade for sweeping :)

    3 · January 19, 2014

  • Susan G

    So sorry to miss this one. I am full of a nasty cold that is best left at home. Phil, I emailed you also to cancel my ride. Hope you all have a great day snowshoeing!

    January 18, 2014

    • Elspeth

      oh no Sue!!! Rest and feel better, see you soon :)

      January 18, 2014

  • Phil

    still have room for one more

    January 18, 2014

    • Tom

      hi Phil- can i get a ride from the church?

      January 18, 2014

    • Phil

      Yes see you at church

      January 18, 2014

  • Michelle

    Sorry to cancel, I've injured my knee and waiting for it to heal.

    January 18, 2014

  • Elspeth

    Hi everyone, I have had a few people tell me that its more like $16 for the pass to snowshoe at Callaghan. I've looked different places and see different things so be prepared for it to cost more than $8 as I had posted originally. See everyone Sunday morning :)

    January 17, 2014

    • Charlotte

      Good idea Anna. That is what I've Done in the past. Works well if everyone brings money.

      January 17, 2014

    • Janice

      Just read on the website $10 for snowshoeing but if you buy 10 tickets you get 15% off. So group buy is the way to go.

      January 17, 2014

  • Phil

    two people just canceled riding with me. Now have room for two again.

    January 16, 2014

    • Colleen

      Thanks Phil! The other person isn't coming now, so it's just me that would need a ride. See you at 7:30am at the church :)

      January 17, 2014

    • Phil

      Ok

      January 17, 2014

  • Phil

    Still room for two from the church or along the way from maple ridge

    January 3, 2014

    • Janice

      Janice and Isabel will carpool with you .

      January 3, 2014

    • Janice

      Change of plans, I will be driving and taking Elspeth and Isabel.

      January 16, 2014

  • Elspeth

    Is there anyone that has a space left in their vehicle? I need a ride!

    January 13, 2014

    • Elspeth

      Hi Janice, still need a ride and would be very grateful if you'd get me up to Whistler!! I will get to the church.

      January 15, 2014

    • Janice

      No problem, Isabel and I will meet you at the church

      January 16, 2014

  • Susan G

    If I could get a ride from the Church, Phil, that would be great!

    1 · January 2, 2014

    • Phil

      Susan you can have ride see you at the church

      January 3, 2014

    • Susan G

      Thank you Phil!

      January 14, 2014

  • Charlotte

    I can drive and take three passengers when we get to coordinating that part.

    December 4, 2013

    • Susan G

      Hi Charlotte. May I get a ride with you from the Church?

      January 13, 2014

    • Charlotte

      Sorry, I have three passengers already.

      January 13, 2014

  • Mae

    Thank you Charlotte! I will meet you at the church. ^_^

    December 14, 2013

  • Janice

    I can drive coming from Maple Ridge, Isabel will be with me... have room for 2 more

    December 17, 2013

    • Janice

      Now going with Phil instead.

      January 3, 2014

  • Phil

    Room for three. coming from maple ridge
    have 2wd ford escape with full snows and chains

    January 2, 2014

  • Patricia

    Can someone give me a ride from the church?

    December 14, 2013

    • Wade

      OK Anna and Patricia

      December 14, 2013

    • Anna

      Thank you Wade.

      December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys, I've accepted but can't get to St David's for 7:30am, is anyone driving from Lonsdale or Downtown who I could hitch a lift with? I come with a free coffee guarantee!

    December 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome, thanks Matthew, will coordinate nearer the time

      December 6, 2013

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